Friday, February 15, 2008

"I Hear Those Things Are Awfully Loud...."

"It glides as softly as a cloud!"

It's hard not to think of the classic "Monorail" Simpsons episode when I see pictures of Disneyland's attraction. The guy who took these two photos was fascinated, since I have at least eight more photos of the Monorail from this location alone. Do you care enough to see them all? Whichever the case, you will see a lot of photos from this 1961 lot, there were around 200 Disneyland slides in the bunch. Stay tuned.

Anyway, here it comes, that funny looking one-legged train. And it's yeller...YELLER!

It's close enough to throw your chewing gum into one of those open windows. I double-dog dare you.


Daveland said...

That is one SUH-WEET closeup of the yellow monorail!

The Viewliner Limited said...

Unreal, How great are these pictures? Yellow monorail always a favorite. In the first picture the Richfield and Western Airlines signs are very, very cool. and that green 1955 Nash under the monorail is incredible. Thanks Major.

Jay Jennings said...

Major...Check out this link to an ephemera interview I recently did. Once again, I apologize for the non-topic post. Jay

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

Over 200 Slides, Halleluiah! I can’t wait. Yellow Monorail at a rare angle – SWEET!!!

Hey Major, but what about us brain-dead slobs? Oh yah, we'll be given cushy jobs... :-)

Anonymous said...

From the monorail to the automobiles to the old-fashioned red fire hydrant, these photos are testament to the awesome mix of design in that era. Check out the bubble in the last photo, and the cap the pilot is wearing -- were the Monorail uniforms in that period cool or what!

walterworld said...

Monorail Yellow...check Taken from the Disneyland Hotel station...check Early 60's vintage...check.

Ummm, yes I think we need to see all of the pics in question.

Nice post in a long lineage of fine posts...Thank you Major!