Monday, October 21, 2019

Monday on the Viewliner



The Viewliner may have been small in size, but it was a mighty huge step towards having a transportation system at Disneyland that would be sleek and futuristic. Operating only from June 26, 1957 to September 15, 1958, the Viewliner inspired the Monorail, which still operates today. This March 1958 image shows it near the Tomorrowland station, with the Yacht Bar in the background.



This previously posted image from September 1958 shows the Viewliner in approximately the same area, but from a different vantage point: overhead from a Skyway bucket.



Front:



…and Back:



Just for comparison sake, here are guests and the conductor standing next to the Viewliner, circa 1957:



…and a contemporary shot of a cast member next to the Monorail:



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3 comments:

mark said...

These are GREAT images, Dave! Hopefully, the proposed re-Imagineering of Tomorrowland will bring something with as much color and movement!
Mark

"Lou and Sue" said...

Great pictures, Dave! My father loved the Viewliner and, to this day, still "lights up" when he talks about seeing it running through the "park."

Sue

Major Pepperidge said...

I never get tired of photos of the Viewliner.