Disneyland Railroad

Salvador and Walt

Although this isn’t even NEAR Walt’s apartment, Walt’s Carolwood Pacific Railroad may have been the start of Disneyland. Here we see Salvador Dali with Walt Disney admiring the #173 Lilly Belle miniature live-steam locomotive. It has been said that Walt’s love of trains, and people’s interest in coming to his Carolwood Drive home to see … Continue reading »

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Disneyland opening day attractions…

This is the list of opening day attractions, according to “The Story of Disneyland” The Story of Disneyland 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Exhibit Autopia Canal Boats of the World (Storybook Land Canal Boats) Casey Jr. Circus Train Disneyland Street Railway Dumbo the Flying Elephant Explorer’s Boat Ride (Jungle Cruise) King Arthur Carrousel Mad Tea … Continue reading »

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J.F.K. at Disneyland

Here’s an October 1959 photo of John F. Kennedy‘s only visit to Disneyland. He was the the Senator of Massachusetts at the time and was here with the President of Guinea, Ahmed Sékou Touré.

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Tomorrow with Tom Snyder – Ward Kimball at Grizzly Flats

Ward Kimball shows Tom Snyder his collection of toy trains, train related memorabilia and his full-size steam locomotives and rolling stock at his “Grizzly Flats Railroad“… Tomorrow with Tom Snyder – Ward Kimball at Grizzly Flats

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