This August 31, 1942 edition of LIFE magazine features an article about Walt Disney and his 550 employees’ war efforts. Click the images to view the full PDF.
On March 15, 1950, the first freight car for Walt Disney’s Carolwood Pacific Railroad was finished at the Studios and delivered to Walt’s Carolwood Drive home. The #173 Lilly Belle locomotive didn’t get to the track until later in the project.
If you haven’t read this book, it is truly a wonderful and beautiful book that chronicles Walt’s life-long love of trains. Get it for yourself or a Disney train fan – www.bit.ly/WDRRSbook