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Friday, April 18, 2014

Walt Disney's Train

Walt's miniature backyard train may have frustrated his wife, who wasn't thrilled by his train tracks overtaking her flower beds, but its importance to the world is immeasurable. Many people trace Walt Disney's desire to build DISNEYLAND directly back to his backyard train. If there wasn't a "Carolwood Pacific Railroad" there very likely would not have been a DISNEYLAND.

For years, the train was displayed at the Main Street Station in DISNEYLAND. Walt Disney's daughter lent it to the California Railroad Museum in Old Sacramento, where it was displayed for a limited time. It now has a permanent home at the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco.