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Walt Disney Railroad Inspiration


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So my fiancee is watching Bachelor Pad and the couple won a date at the Santa Margarita Ranch where they board a train which looks awfully familiar. Did some research and apparently this Pacific Coast Railroad inspired Walt in his love of trains and the Carolwood Pacific Railroad. The passenger coaches are original WED passenger cars which were used in Disneyland. They say "Santa Fe & Disneyland" on them. We took the "Magic Behind Our Steam Trains" tour and I don't recall them talking about this. I apologize if this is old news, but its new to me.



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nice! :)


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Those are the Retlaw 1 cars. When Disneyland opened you could only do a Grand Circle Tour on either the passenger train from Main Street Station or the freight train from Frontierland station. All but one of them was eventually sold off, the remaining car was turned into the Lily Belle.

Not really sure what specifically you are calling inspiration.

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