Friday, June 01, 2018

Viewliner on a Friday

Despite being just about the shortest lived attraction at Disneyland (1957-1958), I really dig the Viewliner. This recently acquired duo screamed my name when I stumbled upon them. ESPECIALLY because of this second shot which shows the Fantasyland Viewliner parked inside while the C.K. Holliday roars ahead.

Also note the "docked" yellow Motor Boat from the nearby Fantasyland Motor Boat Cruise!

R.I.P., dear Viewliner.

See more vintage Disneyland Viewliner photos at my main website.


Fifthrider said...

It really amazes me how small that train was. I always envisioned it to be so big but in reality everyone getting on could see the roof of it as they stooped down to get inside. Also, loving that tunnel under the man-made hill in the background.

Major Pepperidge said...

Wow, that second shot is really fantastic!

Matthew said...

@Fithrider I love that man-made tunnel too. Little known fact about that tunnel is that is how they brought the animals from the Pony Farm (out of frame right side) into the Park (specifically Frontierland). There was a trail that led over the top of the tunnel into what would have been the "Living Desert" portion of the Mine Train attraction. In the later years (1980's) I would walk over that trail quite often to "escape" the hustle of the Park.

Always your pal,
Amazon Belle

Chuck said...

I have never, ever seen a photo of the Viewliner trainshed before. Never even considered the possibility that it had one, although of course it had to. This is pure awesomeness.

Anonymous said...

This is some very esoteric stuff.

Thanks Dave.