Trolley at Knott's Berry Farm, 1960

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    Photo by Walter Reed

    Trader Chris, Mike Berger, vickilw, and 1 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Trader Chris 79 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Orange County History, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

      Am I right in thinking this was taken on the Jungle Island side of the highway?

    2. Dr. Disney Wizard 60 months ago | reply

      The cable cars were used as a parking lot tram. The route circled the seal pool on the North, through Fiesta Villiage, into the parking lot which is now Camp Snoopy. This car, #49, is stopped at the main entry beside "The Cable Car Kitchen" a buffet North of Virginia's Gift Shop casting a shadow in the photo's lower left. The Ice Cream Parlor can be seen Northwest behind the cable car in this photo, at the West end of The Cable Car Kitchen that has changed names and faces many times, but the Ice Cream Parlor is still at the West end today. Then the route crossed Grand Ave. A remnant of that crossing still exists today, the cast iron lighted stop signal at the pedestrian crossing is also San Francisco Cable Car equipment and marks the center, between tracks, of the rail crossing. It looped South to the Model T car attraction "Henry's Auto Livery", where drivers of all ages could practice their skill, then back up through what is now the taxi stand, crossing Grand and back up through the parking lot along the West side of Beach Bl. to the seal pool.

      The Cable Car never crossed Beach Blvd. The blue truck in this shot is parked in front of the Steakhouse along the south edge of "Pan for Gold" where Ghostrider turns out of the loading station today.
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      Compare with:In contemporary service, the shorter Market St. and Powell/Hyde.Knott's Berry Farm, before the admission fence.

    3. lreed76 60 months ago | reply

      Wow, I'm impressed. You certainly know your KBF history!!

    4. Dr. Disney Wizard 28 months ago | reply

      For Comparison, the cars sold to Knott's Berry Farm were converted to battery/electric operation and #49 is confirmed to be from that Cal Cable fleet for O'Farrell Jones & Hyde Street..

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