Monday, January 14, 2008

1957 Skyway and Stuff

Here's a nice way to start your week...take a gander at this great photo, circa 1957! In addition to giving us a nice view of the early Skyway and the busy Autopia queue area, we can see the "salmon" (i.e. red) Viewliner at the Tomorrowland station. It's the train of the future - - today! Beyond that, there is a pile of dirt with the elegant name of Snow Mountain (or at least, that was one of its names). I've seen some photos where you can see trails criss-crossing the peak, for those guests who didn't mind a bit of an uphill hike. The view was probably worth it!


Want a closer look?

9 comments:

Davelandweb said...

What a rare view - and with the Viewliner no less! The Matterhorn sure changed the landscape here.

Chris Merritt said...

Oooooooo - that's a really nice one!

Viewliner Ltd. said...

What a way to start of the week. Thanks Major. Very Nice.

SundayNight said...

It looks like the Viewliner is about to travel over part of snow mountain. I never realized the Viewliner traveled over hilly terrain. I always assumed it went on level ground. What an interesting photo.

SundayNight said...

Upon further inspection it looks like part of the Viewliner track is in back of a dirt hill. So it appears that the Viewliner is not the hill climber I thought it was!

Also, a little detail, note that there are two drinking fountains under the tree. One for adults, and one, with a step, for kids. It must have cost twice as much to put them in but someone had the guests in mind when they made that decision.

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

Sweet Skyway Picture, Love the colors... Hey I have a Skyway post today too! "great minds"....

Thanks for this neat shot (with the Viewliner no less!) I wanna step right in, well, as soon as my Skyway bucket reaches its station!

THANKS!!!!!

outsidetheberm said...

What a great shot! Fun to study.

Biblioadonis aka George said...

Really nice shots.

Do you have a good picture of the front of the Autopia that shows off the winged logo/character?

Thanks!

Major Pepperidge said...

I'm glad everyone liked this one! Biblioadonis, I probably do have a photo that shows the front of the eagle, but I'll have to dig around and see if I can find one.