In most cases, I took the shots fairly quickly. I had to wait a long time for the Monorail. Only Monorail Red was running, but that was good because the 1959 photo was of the Mark I Monorail Red. Fortunately, I took the shot at almost the perfect moment.
The main thing was to capture a slightly larger view. That way, I cold crop the images so that the edges would match reasonably well.
I had some vintage photos of the Mark Twain, but it wasn't operating when I was there in September 2009. And it won't be operating again the next time I'm at Disneyland because they probably won't be done with the work on the drained Rivers of America. Some day!
A kind Yesterland reader recently sent a bunch of photos (primarily from the 1960s) to me. I hope I'll be able to put together at least one more "then and now" photo essay in the future.
Also, another wonderful Yesterland reader sent some terrific code to me that allows the photos to occupy the same frame, with controls to slide back and forth between them. (I'm not describing it well.) For this to work best, the photos need to be even more closely matched.
Unfortunately, there's now something wrong with the zoom on my Canon G7 camera, and it's now very hard to set the zoom accurately (except for zooming all the way in or out).