Monday, July 10, 2006

Surrey, 1958

OK, that foreground vehicle is the Surrey. So what's that other horse-drawn conveyance next to it? A jitney? A buckboard? They certainly appear to be popular with the 1958 crowds, and at a mere ten cents for a ride, it is no wonder.

Over the years there have been a number of Main Street vehicles that have been retired, including the Surrey. One friend of mine misses the traffic, but it seems that when I visit the park, there are so many people crowding the streets that it is hard to imagine the addition of horseless carriages, surreys, and chemical wagons.

On a side note, in older park photos I've noticed that most Disneyland guests stuck to the sidewalks, just like on a "real" street.


Matterhorn1959 said...

Hey Major- the vehicle behind the surrey is the yellow horseless carriage. The cars were designed like station jitneys. The were introduced in 1958.

Major Pepperidge said...

D'oh! Of course you are could I not see it!!