April 30, 2012

Daily Photo Tour - Walt Disney's Railroad Story

It's no secret how much we love the Disneyland Railroad. If you don't count the Monorail outside the gates, it's the first ride you see when you enter Disneyland and it will take you all around the Park on a grand circle tour. Many don't realize how much Walt loved trains or how much they inspired the Park that's been a source of joy and inspiration to all the world for over half a century. This piece of track, known as a crossover, is the last known piece of Walt's working model railroad called the Carolwood Pacific, that ran in his backyard in Holmby Hills. Sometime next month, this piece, along with some other amazing DLRR memorabilia, will head back to its home at Walt's Barn. If you've never heard of Walt's Barn, located in Griffith Park, or the Carolwood Pacific Historical Society, you should check them out, especially if you consider yourself a Disney buff. You should also check out the book from which I've borrowed my title tonight, Walt Disney's Railroad Story by Michael Broggie.

Walt Disney's Railroad Story
Photo by Michaela Hansen

Comments (3)

On April 30, 2012 at 9:47 PM , Anonymous said...

LOVE THIS!! I also love the Chicago Railroad Fair Pennant - where it started!! Very nice :)

On May 1, 2012 at 10:31 AM , Davelandweb said...

I never would have thought to shoot this in HDR; sure makes it look so much more special!

On May 1, 2012 at 9:33 PM , Michaela Hansen said...

Anonymous, thank you so much!

Dave, thanks! I was a little unsure myself when I took it, but I was pleasantly surprised with the result.