Billed as the “fastest miniature train in the world,” the Disneyland Viewliner, which was capable of zooming along at a top speed of 60 mph on its narrow gauge track, was in many ways the stylistic precursor to the Monorail. The miniature train, which operated alongside portions of the Disneyland Railroad and motored through parts of Tomorrowland and Fantasyland, consisted of two separate trains that were powered by V8 gasoline engine. The attraction operated until September 15, 1958, when construction began on Matterhorn Bobsleds and Submarine Voyage. The Viewliner was removed when the Monorail arrived in June 1959 — making it one of the shortest-lived and most fondly remembered attractions in Disneyland history.
Where did the Disneyland Viewliner go?
"…we leave the trains parked backstage in a storage shed behind Fantasyland. On April 13, 1959, Disneyland made an offer to donate the old Viewliners as parking lot trams for the proposed Dodger Stadium in Elysian Park, near downtown Los Angeles….When the Dodger Stadium plan fell through, Walt proposed using the Viewliners to connect the Stadium with nearby Griffith Park. But there were no takers there either, and so the little trains just waited in their shed.
And there they sat, until the late 1970’s…” at that time they were dismantled, cut up and scrapped.
(Gordon & Mumford from the “Disneyland The Nickel Tour”)