Wednesday, June 03, 2015
It's always nice to find a surprise detail in a batch of otherwise-dull photos. Like this one, from 1978. It's a fairly typical shot of the Mark Twain at the landing on an overcast day. But one can't help noticing the giant crane to the left; and what's that strange rocky outcropping??
Say, it's the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, under construction! Very cool, especially since I have so few images from the late 1970's (or even later than that). I like Big Thunder a lot, even though it replaced the beloved Mine Train Through Nature's Wonderland. It opened almost a year after this photo was taken (on September 2, 1979).