Sep 7, 2012
I thought I might share this week also from my small album here on Trainboard.
Here we have Disneyland Railroad 4-4-0 #1 C.K. Holliday and Disneyland Railroad 2-4-4T #3 Fred Gurley. These were taken sometime in July 2012 at New Orleans Square.
Former Augusta RR Vulcan "critter", hiding in the tall grass, Trolley Museum, Ft. Smith, AR
"Butterscotch Twins", both ex-Penn Central GP38s, switching on DGNO, Sherman, TX. They're still in that (faded) color today!
Tomkat, in addition to your great old signs, you have a fabulous collection of old real railroading. I salute you.
Was the Forney from elsewhere originally? Or was it built specifically for Disney use?
Is that an actual paint color? Or is it a primer coat of some type?
CBBI28 passing Wilton Depot. 8/29/12
BICB28(left) on the main, passing CBBI28 at North Star. 8/29/12
BICB28 crossing the Cedar River in Moscow, IA. 8/29/12
BICB04 crosses the Iowa River at Iowa City. 9/5/12
BICB04 departs South Amana after a pickup of 13 hoppers. 9/5/12
BICB04 nearing Marengo, IA. 9/5/12
After a drop-off/pick-up at Marengo, BICB04 resumes its trip westbound. 9/5/12
BICB04 passing by Ladora, IA. Editing done with "Focal Zoom" via Picasa 3. 9/5/12
Engine's #1 and #2, the CK Holliday and the E.P. Ripley are 5/8th scale engines built by the Disney Machine shops in 54 and 55. they are both 4-4-0s and have only cosmetic differences. #3, #4 and #5, the Fred Gurley, the Ernest S. Marsh and the Ward Kimball were all full scale narrow guage engines found in the weeds and restored. I think 3&4 were both found on Sugar plantations. 5 was in use at a different amusment park and I don't know it's prior history.
The Forney probably did not come off a Maine 2 Footer. I'm guessing maybe a sugar plantation loco? Lead truck added?
The Disneyland Forney #3 Fred Gurley was originally built by Baldwin as an 0-4-4T in 1894/95. It was built for one of the Godchaux lines, the Belle Pointe and Reserve RR, as their #1. Later it was part of his conglomerate line the Mississippi Sugar Belt Railroad. Don't quote me on it, but I believe the plantation was in the area of Reserve, Louisiana. The railroad was actually pretty large and ran over multiple plantations. I've been trying to do a lot of research on the cane haulers recently, trying to get some info, and a look at the operations. I'm starting to think a Sugar Plantation layout may be in my future :happy:
Here's two pictures of the Gurley when it was owned by Godchaux.
Thanks. So my two wild guesses above were correct.
In your future? Such as HOn30 or On30?
The #5...known in Disneyland as the Ward Kimball, did previously come from the Cedar Point amusement park. Prior to that, it was also a Sugar Plantation locomotive in Alma, Louisiana on the Barker & LePine plantation. The #4 on the other hand, the Ernest S. Marsh, came from Raritan River Sand in New Jersey.
Sorry to post this much, this fast! I guess I got excited that I could actually contribute! I'm hoping to maybe get something going in On30 in the near future. The Bachmann Forney seems to good to pass up on!
Good shot of the line of boxcars!
Post away. Thre's no problem at all.
When you get going, please be sure to hop over to our Narrow Gauges model RR forum area and keep us up to date....
All of these photos were taken from the overhead warehouse door wher Iused to work.
Two standard cab GEs bring a manifest west along the NS Chicago Line in Goshen, IN.
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I took this with my phone camera back in June after riding the train from Bertram to Burnett, Texas.
I'd sure like to hear that ALCo in operation. Is the consist tonnage enough make it work a bit?