Monday, May 16, 2016
I can't explain it, but I particularly love the way the old Rainbow Mountain Mine Train looked when it was painted with its pre-1960 dark green. Rainbow Ridge looks pretty cute here, very neat and tidy for a frontier town. The train's grizzled engineer waits patiently as a new load of greenhorns come aboard. I like to think he's chewing tobaccy!
Look at the fathers, all lined up with their cameras! Hilarious.
This one was pretty dark, but you can still see the Mine Train entering the tunnel that was the portal to the Rainbow Desert. Just a year or so later, the ride would undergo a fabulous expansion into "Nature's Wonderland".
In the foreground are the elevated boardwalks that made it easier for passengers to climb into the saddles of the Pack Mules. Simple, but elegant.