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Anaheim in Orange County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Disneyland Monorail System

Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark

 

— 1959 —

 
Disneyland Monorail System Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, 2010
1. Disneyland Monorail System Marker
Inscription.  
Disney engineers designed this monorail system, based on the system developed by Axel L. Wenner-Gren (ALWEG). Built at the Walt Disney Studios, the system is intended to apply to urban transit. Opened in 1959, it has been in daily passenger service ever since. The cars are equipped with 600 volt D.C. 100 HP electric motors driving rubber tired wheels on a single beam trackway.

Rededicated June 14, 2004.
 
Erected 1986 by American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational AreasRailroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmarks series list. A significant historical date for this entry is June 14, 2004.
 
Location. 33° 48.771′ N, 117° 55.002′ W. Marker is in Anaheim, California, in Orange County. Marker can be reached from Disneyland Drive. The marker is located in Disneyland at the Tomorrowland Monorail Station. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1313 Disneyland Dr, Anaheim CA 92802, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Petrified Tree (approx. Ό mile away); Lafitte's Anchor
Disneyland Monorail System Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, 2010
2. Disneyland Monorail System Marker
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(approx. Ό mile away); Carthay Circle Theatre (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Steam Donkey (approx. half a mile away); The Pelton Wheel (approx. half a mile away); Kate and Ella 1895 (approx. 0.7 miles away); Cascade Falls (approx. 0.7 miles away); St. Michael's Episcopal Church (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Anaheim.
 
Disneyland Monorail image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, 2010
3. Disneyland Monorail
Crossing over Disneyland Drive, outside the park. This updated design was built in 2007.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 27, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 144 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 27, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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May. 19, 2022