Tuesday, March 17, 2009

The Fantasyland Viewliner

Disneyland, 1957

The classic fifties future Viewliner Trains were the predecessor to Disneyland's Monorail. Though they existed for only a year and a half, from 1957 to 1958, the engine in the photo above seems just within reach.

Patterned, in part, after General Motors' 1955 Aerotrain,  the Viewliner looks like a train that's also part bus and part toaster.  I love it.