179.3 #2262 (DL Qual #360

Jul 3, 2013 6:09 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
One of my favorite things at Disneyland is to see the train waiting at the Main Street Station when I arrive at Disneyland.

Disneyland Main Street Train Station

As you can see by this comparison photo from Summer 1955 (aka year one!), this area has very much stayed the same.

Disneyland Main Street Station 1955

Or has it? If you look at this 1955 shot, you'll note that the 2nd track at Main Street actually had a purpose at one time. Originally, two trains were able to run parallel to each other:

Disneyland Railroad 1955

Hope you all have a wonderful July 4th Holiday—"see" you in a few days!

Dave
For more Disneyland Railroad shots, visit my DLRR page.

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Great pictures! For those curious, you would take a round trip ride around the park and either start at Main Street or at Frontierland station. The train on the outside track here is headed to that Frontierland station. Similarly in Frontierland, they had the two tracks and the train coming from Main Street would pass on the left. - IDVandalSkipperCM  2417.2 #61 8:05AM
Notice that she did say Frontierland station as new orleons did not exists yet and near this was the old holiday land area. Thank you IdVandal for that add => - pikarich  5232.5 #23 10:17AM
so neat, thank you! - QueenMiranda  400.7 #562 6:14AM
Happy 4th to you! - I\'mOnlyHalfCrazy  28.4 #6162 7:51AM
This is great! - chhunkie  311.9 #838 9:12AM
I love this - Dave  13499.2 #2 10:11AM
I love the dresses the girls in the bottom pic are wearing! Can't wait till Dapper Day! - LittleAprilShowers  587.1 #345 10:22AM
πŸ˜πŸ‘ love DL seeing these! Thank you! Happy 4th to you as well! - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 10:23AM
the disneyland railroad is actually the only reason why i go to this park and not the others. that's the only mainline today that runs steam trains and even made them far more green(biodiesel burning and not coal burning) than the old time steamers back when steam was king. you can feel the steam and see it. an experience i suggest with the railroad is to ask at main street if you can get a cab/tender ride. you will be right inside the locomotive and will see why the railroad is so much fun to me and also learn alot about how steam trains run and operate from the CM at the controls. note you might wait a while but it's worth it. - etaymarkman  4.2 #22653 11:17AM
The quality of those 1955 pics is amazing! - Admin 1:26PM
Wow amazing photos and details about the history, thanks! - adisneyfamily  1003.9 #187 1:53PM

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