Sunday, February 15, 2009

Main Street Station

The first building all visitors see upon entering Disneyland is the Main Street station. A classic Victorian style building based upon what a middle sized town would have. The station features two wings of waiting rooms with the large structure in the middle. One of the rites of passage is to have your picture taken in front of the station. Here are two different views, one earlier than the others as seen by the lack of attraction posters.

The station has signs on the outside announcing the town as seen on depots in the early 1900s.

The waiting rooms even had Santa Fe advertising posters for the waiting passengers to read.

Of course, the sponsorship by Santa Fe was dropped many years ago. But the station is still there and has many of the elements still in existence.

5 comments:

Viewliner Ltd. said...

Fantastic pictures of my favorite subjects. Main St station and the Santa Fe RR. Thanks Matterhorn appreciated as always, Richard.

Major Pepperidge said...

I love Main Street Station! Yet another building where it seems that there is plenty of room on the top floors for... something. Like my own private apartment!

Matterhorn1959 said...

Major- but where would you store your collection?

Katella Gate said...

Has anybody seen the original plans for the Main Street Station? It was over the top elaborate, but apparently got cut back for budgetary considerations. (Walt wanted to be sure there was enough money to finish the park LOL)

I recall that when they built the WDW MK station, they used most of the original plan.

Major Pepperidge said...

Trust me, Matterhorn, my collection doesn't take up that much room. Unfortunately!