Monday, March 16, 2009

Train Station and Town Square, January 5 1957

Here are a couple of beauties from nineteam fitty seven! They'll make you wish you were there.

We've got some bright sunshine, but those clouds are making me nervous... just a bit too much gray underneath 'em. Oh well, I'm sure we'll be fine. The E.P. Ripley is waiting at Main Street Station, City Hall just visible above the engine, while the brilliant yellow baggage car gleams in the late afternoon sunlight. And I have to mention the posters, whee-doggies!


Now we're inside the park, with a great view of the charming Town Square. It's supposed to be a typical American small town, but obviously a prosperous small town. Where's the bar and the pool hall, anyway? There are garlands on some of the buildings, this was taken just after Christmas, after all. Looks like there are cutout figures of carolers adorning the Emporium.

7 comments:

TokyoMagic! said...

Love the sky in both photos!

Cadmium Joe said...

Lovely yellow highlights in both shots!

Nancy said...

the promise of a beautiful, sunny day at Disneyland, those gorgeous posters beckoning those who enter...youre right, Major; who wouldnt want to just hop right into the photo and ride down Main Street!

of course, i was only 24 days old, but ive a feeling i would have wanted it just as much then as i do now! :D

Chiana said...

Lots of nice contrast in these thanks in part to them skies. Sparkly!

Maybe they had billiards. Too nice for a pool hall. ;)

PTA Transit Authority said...

Whad Up Ape! Nineteam fitty seven, a year that will go down in infancy for me. Cool stuff.

Thufer said...

poster envy poster envy

James, Stephanie & Kayley said...

I hope it rains. It "keeps the riff-raff down" as my Dad always says. "It'll clear out the park and we'll have it to ourselves..."