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Walt Disney's Railroad Story: The Small-Scale Fascination That Led to a Full-Scale Kingdom

Michael Broggie

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ISBN 10: 1563420066 / ISBN 13: 9781563420061
Published by Pentrex, Pasadena, CA, 1997
Condition: Very Good+ Hardcover
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Stated 1st edition with number code starting with "2" Fine in near fine dust jacket with a trace of edge wear. Suitable for gift-giving. No jacket chips or tears. No markings or bookplates. Bookseller Inventory # 114950

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Title: Walt Disney's Railroad Story: The ...

Publisher: Pentrex, Pasadena, CA

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+

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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 Over 300 illustrations, many previously unpublished.

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