Posted Thursday, December 20, 2007 7:25 PM | Contributed by Jeff
A 75-foot-tall crane hoisted the first of the new Mark VII monorails from a flatbed truck onto the beam way track this morning at Disneyland. The five-car burnt-burgundy train is the first of three new monorails expected to go online at the Anaheim theme park starting in February 2008.
Read more from The LA Times.
Thursday, December 20, 2007 8:07 PM
The new monorail looks sharp. It has a 21st century taste with a retro appearance! Very nice! :)
Thursday, December 20, 2007 8:11 PM
Such a great looking train. I can't wait to see this racing over the parks!
Thursday, December 20, 2007 10:03 PM
That is a sweet looking train. Can't wait to get back to DL and check these bad boys out.
Thursday, December 20, 2007 10:55 PM
I reaaaaally like it! It's a lot better than the ugly current "Dreams" and "Nemo" themed monorails...
Thursday, December 20, 2007 11:20 PM
Friday, December 21, 2007 2:00 AM
Big fan of the monorails here. Wish there were more of them. So when will WDW be upgrading? They haven't seemed to make any changes in the last 15 years I've been visiting.
Friday, December 21, 2007 9:11 AM
Nice. Let's hope Disney has the good taste to refrain from covering the things in decals.
Friday, December 21, 2007 2:10 PM
Are these brand spanking new? Or refurbished chassis?
I'm totally stoked by the way. I love the pictures that show the running wheel. Hey? Where's Mr. Monorail?? :)
Friday, December 21, 2007 2:17 PM
^ They're brand spanking new. This fleet was on the drawing boards for approximately 3 years.
Saturday, December 22, 2007 8:36 PM
New chassis, same old, but modified bodies.
*** This post was edited by SONiC Senshi 12/22/2007 8:37:28 PM ***