Saturday, August 29, 2009

A Couple from 1960

Let's start with an odd one: we're looking down from... what? The Monorail? And there beneath us passes one of the Disneyland and Santa Fe locomotives. It's the C.K Holliday, pulling what looks like one of the relatively new sets of cars that allowed better viewing of the Grand Canyon Diorama. We also get a peek at that little backstage building, although it is impossible for me to say what its function was. There are a number of what I think are CO2 tanks so that everyone's sodas could be nice and fizzy.


And here's another slightly different angle (from a Keelboat? A raft? The lower deck of the Mark Twain?) looking towards the Indian Village and where the Canoes loaded.

9 comments:

TokyoMagic! said...

Nice shots...and unusual views too. I like 'em!

Matterhorn1959 said...

The building appears to be the Submarine Voyage maintenance building. Today this is where the train crosses the road from backstage to It's A Small World and the Agrifuture sign is placed.

Chiana_Chat said...

'nother example how these pics offer views you can't find in the 'fficial pics. No idea what that building is but thankfully Matterhorn1959 does. :) With a road on a ramp to its side, it's a strange and unusual one. Aaand speaking of strange and unusual ("and I, myself, am strange and unusual") that's an odd river shot but I like how the Columbia lurks just over the hill with its very real rigging awaiting a journey to come...

Katella Gate said...
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Katella Gate said...

Ooops... Freudian Slip...I agree with Matterhorn. The ramp is to get cars on and off track for the Fantasyland Autopia, although the building itself may be a service garage for the cars.

The photo was taken from the Monorail: the track layout in this area is different today due to changes made when It's a Small World and the roundhouse were installed.

CoxPilot said...

I agree with Katella, it's the back side of the sub ride. That maint. area was for the animated creatures, etc., and of course the ramp for the autopia cars. I believe that open door led to the cat walks about the water.

ark said...

Wow, I didn't know the canoes used to load from the island! NIce pic.

Major Pepperidge said...

ark, that is not the island, it is the "mainland". You can see a tiny bit of Tom Sawyer Island to the left. We are looking out the back of whatever water craft the photographer was on.

outsidetheberm said...

Hey Major, a little late to the conversation but - without having a Tom Sawyer's Island map handy - you think it's possible the photographer may be standing on the rarely used 'Becky's Landing' across from the indian village? He seems very close to shore.