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WALT DISNEY'S RAILROAD STORY: THE SMALL-SCALE FASCINATION THAT LED TO A FULL-SCALE KINGDOM

Broggie, Michael

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ISBN 10: 1563420066 / ISBN 13: 9781563420061
Published by Pentrex Media Group, Pasadena, CA, 1997
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Number 317 of 1000 numbered copies signed by Broggie on the title page. According to Walt Disney's own account, it was the miniature live steam layout at his home and his long fascination with highly detailed miniatures and mechanical animation that inspired his revolutionary concept in family entertainment based on Disney characters and stories. His dream of a Magic Kingdom and his passion for railroading were as one. 431 pages with photographs, bibliography and index. Carolwood Pacific R.R. Co. card, Welcome sheet, and Pentrex acknowledgement sheet laid in. Bound in original maroon cloth with lettering in gilt. Fine in fine and bright dust jacket laid into the publisher's brown full leather clam-shell case. Bookseller Inventory # 38515

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Title: WALT DISNEY'S RAILROAD STORY: THE ...

Publisher: Pentrex Media Group, Pasadena, CA

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed

Edition: First edition, second printing

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Thousands of books and articles have been written about Walt Disney and his organization, yet few people realize the significance railroading played in the evolution of the Disney empire. Encouraged by Walt's family and railfans inside and outside the Disney organization, Michael Broggie has chronicled the tale of Walt Disney's personal involvement in railroading.

This book unveils the private realm of Disney railroading through hundreds of photographs, many of which have never before been made public, and interviews with Mrs. Walt Disney, Diane Disney Miller, Ward Kimball, Ollie Johnston, Bob Harpur, Bill Cottrell, Roger Broggie, Bill Evans, and many others.

Walt Disney's love affair with trains began in his hometown of Marceline, Missouri. His first job was selling tobacco, candy, and newspapers on the Missouri Pacific line. By 1950, his enthusiasm for realistic model trains had evolved into an elaborate backyard live steam railroad. Walt's Carolwood Pacific Railroad included a 46-foot-long trestle, loops, overpasses, gradients, an elevated dirt berm, and a 90-foot tunnel underneath Mrs. Disney's flower bed!

The complete history of the Disney railroads, from small scale models to steam trains for the Disney parks is covered. This is a book all Disney collectors and railroad enthusiasts will want to experience! Over 300 illustrations, many previously unpublished.

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