Sunday, May 06, 2007

Casey Jr. Circus Train, 1955

Here are two nice images of the Casey Jr. Circus Train...they are undated, but are probably from August, 1955. Casey did not open on July 17th...he wasn't "ready for his closeup" until July 31. In another slide in this lot, the Pirate Ship is still under construction, it didn't until August 29th. So this photo is from sometime between those dates. I'm a regular Sherlock Holmes!

As you can see, there wasn't much to look at back then. Lots of dirt mostly (you can see piles of it in the distance). The miniature buildings and landscaping that represented settings from various Disney classic films would not be built for another year or so.


Matterhorn1959 said...

The hinges on the door are definitely unusual, especially the bottom hinge that opens and hangs so far out. I can see issues developing with the hinges quickly.

Anonymous said...

Great work.