Monday, March 28, 2016
A DLRR Dream Come True
I have always wanted to get up close to the railroad depot that sits on the "wrong" side of the tracks in Frontierland/New Orleans Square at Disneyland. These two photos taken from the sitting area have been the best that I could do.
Until recently when Disneyland turned lemons into lemonade. Ever since Walt Disney's statement that the Park would be surrounded by a train, millions of guests and railroad enthusiasts have enjoyed the Grand Circle Tour. With the long-term closure of the Railroad to make way for Star Wars Land construction, many were dismayed. Creative thinking forged a silver lining by allowing guests to get up close to the tracks and engines at a few of the stations, including the Frontierland/New Orleans location. Here are some photos from my recent trip.
Not only was the E.P Ripley available for up=close inspection, but the Kalamazoo Handcar was there, too.
Never thought I'd be this close to this little booger which faithfully click-clacks its message every day.
Vintage hardware…good Lord I am in heaven.
Luggage as props:
Zooming in for a detailed look at the labels:
Plenty of cool stuff for gear heads to pour over:
What a view; who'd thought I'd ever be able to stand on the tracks!
…let alone pose by the train!
Thanks to the Disneyland Resort for giving this great alternative during construction!
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