Sunday, October 26, 2014

The Mountain Park Zephy

A somewhat blurry photo of the  Mountain Park Zephyr taken at an outing in the summer of 1957. The train's route was much different in the 1950s. As you can see, the tracks ran around what would become the western end of the Mt Park golf course and continued south and looped around part of the midway near the Penny Arcade. The children's "Paddy Railroad" was also located in the center of the Zephyr's route near the Arcade. In the 1960s when the golf course was built, a train tunnel and elevated walk/water fountain over the railroad tracks were added near the Stardust Ballroom in the background to the right.  (ebay auction photo)