Candice Bergen remembers Disney's railroad

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Candice Bergen remembers Disney's railroad

Post by stenella » Thu Sep 27, 2018 5:18 pm

On the late show with Stephen Colbert - if you're not interested in the rest, the fragment starts at minute 7.16
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBt0uzNQEXU

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Re: Candice Bergen remembers Disney's railroad

Post by hoppercar » Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:54 pm

Interesting !!

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Re: Candice Bergen remembers Disney's railroad

Post by paralleler » Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:22 am

Wow! Brings back memories of my childhood and a few weeks ago when I was running my 4-6-0. I warn parents that I used to be the kid behind the fence and now I've three locomotives. "Watch out or your kids might end up like me in another fifty years." That's usually good for a laugh.

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Re: Candice Bergen remembers Disney's railroad

Post by John_S » Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:58 pm

I was just at Disney World last week and on the way out of the Magic Kingdom I noticed that the lower part of the station at the park entrance is filled with photos of Walt's live steam railroad. This was at the end of a very long 14 hour day at the park and we were on our way out so I didn't get a chance to go through the building and look at everything. I've been there many times over the last 39 years but never actually went into that part of the building. Next trip I definitely want to spend some time in there.

We did take a trip around on the Roy Disney tenwheeler though. Thank god they still run them as steam locos unlike most parks that have jammed a diesel motor into the tender and call it a "steam train" (I'm looking at you Six Flags over Georgia, which, coincidentally has Bob Harpur locomotives).

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Re: Candice Bergen remembers Disney's railroad

Post by gwrdriver » Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:33 pm

As kids we tried never to miss Walt Disney's Disneyland on Sunday nights (ca.1954) and in those years there were regular segments on the development of Disneyland (Park), including the park railroad, but I don't recall ever seeing a segment on his home railroad. There may have been, and I missed that episode, but at that time I was just beginning to become aware that there was something astounding beyond Lionel so if had seen such a feature that would have changed my life much sooner!
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Re: Candice Bergen remembers Disney's railroad

Post by Dick_Morris » Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:38 pm

I'm pretty sure his railroad was featured in an episode of Disneyland. There was also a Donald Duck cartoon that was obviously based on his home RR.

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Re: Candice Bergen remembers Disney's railroad

Post by Harlock » Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:20 pm

gwrdriver wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:33 pm
As kids we tried never to miss Walt Disney's Disneyland on Sunday nights (ca.1954) and in those years there were regular segments on the development of Disneyland (Park), including the park railroad, but I don't recall ever seeing a segment on his home railroad. There may have been, and I missed that episode, but at that time I was just beginning to become aware that there was something astounding beyond Lionel so if had seen such a feature that would have changed my life much sooner!
Walt's railroad is featured in a Disneyland episode under the "Where the Stories Come From" segment. It also features Ollie Johnston's 1" backyard railroad as well as Ward Kimball's 3ft gauge railroad, and the classic Donald Duck short "Out of Scale" which was inspired by their shared hobby.

This copy is about 10 seconds out of sync with the sound, but you can get the general idea. https://youtu.be/P2ct3fAPmiQ?t=1927 The link starts at the beginning of the segment.
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Re: Candice Bergen remembers Disney's railroad

Post by piedmontg » Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:32 pm

There was also a Little Golden Book - Donald Ducks Toy Train, my copy is says copyrighted 1950.

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