'The Trains of Disney' at the Disney Gallery
Written by Robert Niles
The Disney Gallery at Disneyland has opened a new exhibit, displaying some of the concept art for "The Trains of Disney."Tweet
The display includes not just art and mementos from the steam trains that circle the park, but from several of the other train-based attractions in Disney history.
Want to take a ride in the VIP car on the Disneyland Railroad? You'll need one of these tickets to the Lilly Belle.
Here's Disney Legend Bob Gurr's concept of the Viewliner train, powered by a Corvette engine, which ran in the park in 1957-8.
The park's first roller coaster was supposed to be Casey's Jr. Circus Train, but when a car tipped over during testing, that was the end of Casey Jr. as a thrill ride.
Mine Train through Nature's Wonderland took guests around Frontierland, years before Thunder Mountain was built on its former site. Here's a view of the ride, from Marc Davis.
And here's Clem Hall's concept art of Thunder Mesa at Walt Disney World, including what became Big Thunder Mountain Railroad.
Finally, it really did all start with the Disneyland Railroad. Here's a look at the Main Street Station at Disneyland Paris:
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