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Monorail's 50th Anniversary Celebration at Seattle Center

The Monorail celebrated its 50th Anniversary on March 24, 2012. Over 10,000 people rode the trains on this special day.  From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., train tours, memorabilia displays, Elvis interpretations and a public ceremony marked this significant milestone and paid tribute to the Monorail’s remarkable history.

Here are some photos from our celebration:

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200 Commemorative Monorail Medallions were given to the first 200 passengers to catch the train at 10:00 a.m. on March 24, 2012

 

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A line of people waiting to receive their Commemorative Monorail Medallion at Westlake Center.

 

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Handing out Monorail Medallions

 

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Lead cashier, Jayme Gustilo, pointing out the sights along the one-mile Monorail route
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Elvis performs on the Monorail platform - The real Elvis rode Red Train on September 5, 1962 while he filmed 'It Happened at the World's Fair'.

 

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Making 'Happy Birthday' cards for the Monorail Trains

 

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Monorail Operator, Abraham, handing out Monorail buttons to guests

 

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Local eighth-grader, McKaulay Kolakowski shares his Seattle Monorail game that he created and designed during the Monorail celebration

 

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Seattle City Council Member, Jean Godden, reflects on her memories of riding the Monorail during the 1962 Seattle World's Fair

 

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Kim Pederson, founder of The Monorail Society, presents Council Member Jean Godden and Director of Seattle Center, Robert Nellams, with a plaque recognizing Seattle Center Monorail's 50 years of service

 

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Monorail Facility Tours led by Chief Systems Engineer, Dr. Eno Yliniemi

 

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Some of the Monorail staff and volunteers present at the 50th Anniversary Celebration

 

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