Thursday, February 22, 2007

Disneyland and Santa Fe Railroad


Who doesn't love choo-choo trains?? I'll tell you who doesn't love them - - - commies!! They hate 'em! That's why I never trust a commie. Sorry for getting so political! Here is a great vintage shot of the E.P. Ripley...looks like its just leaving Main Street Station. The two girls must have requested their great seats, right behind the engineer. If you asked the conductor these days, would they allow you to ride up front like that? You can see that there are two parallel tracks, allowing one locomotive to pass the other.


Here's a photo from a different lot, but it must have been taken at around the same time. This guest liked sitting in the back, and took a nice "goodbye" photo of the Main Street Station. Love that Mickey Mouse flag!

5 comments:

Tinker Bell said...

Oh wow! I want to ride up front! Lucky ducks!
And I love trains, too. Clearly, I'm not a commie. :P

Trish said...

Commies... LOL... Too funny...

Davelandweb said...

Actually, yes...they WILL still allow you to ride up front. Just ask a conductor at the Main Street Train Station and they will accommodate your request as long as the next train is going to make a full lap. Hands down, the cast members who work in stations and the trains are the nicest employees in the park.

Hannibal8 said...

Dave is right on both counts. You can still ask to ride in the Tender Box, and the cast menbers who run the trains and the station are super nice. As long as it's not during a shift change, and they don't have to re-supply water at the New Orleans Station, they will typically honor your request. You do have to make the complete lap (no getting off at any of the other stations). The Engineers are great fun to talk to and very informative.

Merlinsguy said...

I love the lower right of the shot of the tracks. If you squint, you can see a bicycle outside the fence. This was where bicycles were typically parked. Later, a bicycle rack was put there.