Monday, September 22, 2008

Disneyland Steam Trains Illustration 1955

Disneyland Steam Trains Illustration 1955
Part of an original pencil layout created in 1955 for a full-color newspaper section presenting some of the " many delights and wonders that are yours to enjoy at Disneyland."

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These are little trains by comparison with Santa Fe’s present day streamliners and powerful freight diesels, but in their day they did an important job of moving passengers and freight.

Built to accurate scale, you’ll find an inspection and ride on these trains one of the thrilling adventures awaiting you at Disneyland.

The “E. P. Ripley,” Replica of one of Santa Fe’s early trains, pulls into the Santa Fe Station at the entrance to Disneyland. The 5/8 scale version of the original train will carry visitors on a complete circuit of the 60-acre Disneyland park. Weighing 15 tons, the old-fashioned steam locomotive will pull six coaches accommodating 300 passengers.

The “C. K. Holiday” is the newest old freight train in America. Its run of 1-1/8 miles is made at 20 miles per hour pulling 3 cattle cars, 2 gondola cars and a little red caboose.

And for an adventure of travel on your next trip East, ride one of the modern streamliners in Santa Fe’s famous fleet of Chiefs –The Chief, El Capitan, or the world-famous Super Chief.


The Viewliner Limited said...

Always great and cool stuff. Just wonderful! Thanks Kevin.

Daveland said...

Kevin: Did they end up going with the C.K. or the Ripley for this ad, or did they have both? These roughs are works of art in themselves.