That photo looks much more recent than the driving of the last spike. The characters are much too new looking. Wasn't Mickey really scrawny early on? Also, that looks like a pic from the train bridge over Bear Country, doesn't it? With the tunnel through HM and the HM ride building in the background? And you can see some construction. But it can't be construction of Splash Mountain b/c they removed the train tracks completely during that (I have a couple hundred pics of SM construction that I plan to post soon).
Anyway, I could be totally off, can anyone confirm when that pic was taken?
That has to be sometime in the late 1960s. That's the north side of the Haunted Mansion show building, and the photographer must have been right where Splash Mountain is now. That photo fascinates me way more than it should.
Please please PLEASE post those SM construction photos, every single one of them! I've been dying to see some photos of its construction.