Original 1955 Disneyland Railroad Cars Reunited in San Luis Obispo

The Disney History Institute is out with their first documentary and it will make Disneyland Railroad fans weep. The first part of the video reveals 1955 Disneyland in gorgeous full color and includes a trip around the park on the Railroad featuring footage I’d never seen before.

After that the scene shifts to a special charity event in San Luis Obispo where the original Combine car, lovingly restored by the Carolwood Society, was reunited with the rest of the passengers cars from 1955. It’s obvious the 1955 cars still need some restoration and you can donate to that via the Carolwood Foundation.

Also feature in the video are two short interviews with former Imagineer Bob Gurr and current Walt Disney Imagineering Vice President Tony Baxter.

After this event the Combine was returned to its home near Walt’s Barn in Griffith Park.

Lots more from the Disney History Institute if you have a craving for the glory days.

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2 Responses to Original 1955 Disneyland Railroad Cars Reunited in San Luis Obispo

  1. Berni says:

    Brought a Tear To My Eye!!! The Trains Always Do..I Love the Disney Trains!!!

    • Mary says:

      So awesome! I got goosebumps watching it. Disney trains are one of the greatest link to our past…loved watching this.

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