For May 7th… On This Day in Disney History!
On this day in Disney History… On this day in 1950, the first engine officially runs on the Carolwood Pacific Railroad, Walt Disney’s backyard train at his Carolwood Drive home in Holmby Hills, California. The 2,615 feet of track includes a 46 foot long tressel and a 90 foot long tunnel under his wife Lillian’s flower bed. Walt controls the track from a special barn that acts as a central headquarters for the railroad’s operations. The backyard railroad will be credited with becoming part of Walt’s inspiration for the creation of Disneyland…and the actual barn will later be moved to Griffith Park. Learn much more at the Carolwood Pacific Historical Society’s website!