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Ward Kimball with his wife Betty and their children Kelly and John on their train Emma Nevada, in 1947. Ward is an animator for the Walt Disney Studios, one of the Disney's Nine Old Men. His also founder of the Dixieland band Firehouse Five Plus Two, in which he played trombone.

Ward Kimball with his wife Betty and their children Kelly and John on their train Emma Nevada, in 1947. Ward is an animator for the Walt Disney Studios, one of the Disney's Nine Old Men. His also founder of the Dixieland band Firehouse Five Plus Two, in which he played trombone.

Photograph caption dated July 18, 1955 reads, "The Santa Fe and Disneyland passenger train circles Disneyland to give guests an overall view of Walt Disney's magic kingdom in Anaheim. The train loads at the Santa Fe and Disneyland station on Main Street."

Photograph caption dated July 18, 1955 reads, "The Santa Fe and Disneyland passenger train circles Disneyland to give guests an overall view of Walt Disney's magic kingdom in Anaheim. The train loads at the Santa Fe and Disneyland station on Main Street."

... train depot in his backyard Photos from Ward Kimball (Ward Kimball) on

... train depot in his backyard Photos from Ward Kimball (Ward Kimball) on

Roger E. Broggie  machinist at Disney Studios was approached to create a 1/8 scale steam loco, The Disney Railroad was inspired by Walts love for trains, In 1953 AT&SF sponsor offset construction & costs and it opened  as the "Santa Fe & Disneyland Railroad"from 1955 to 1974. Unlike most of Disneyland  the Disneyland Railroad, as well as the Mark Twain Riverboat & the Monorail was owned and operated by Walt himself of Retlaw. Walter, spelled backwards. incorporated privately for the…

Roger E. Broggie machinist at Disney Studios was approached to create a 1/8 scale steam loco, The Disney Railroad was inspired by Walts love for trains, In 1953 AT&SF sponsor offset construction & costs and it opened as the "Santa Fe & Disneyland Railroad"from 1955 to 1974. Unlike most of Disneyland the Disneyland Railroad, as well as the Mark Twain Riverboat & the Monorail was owned and operated by Walt himself of Retlaw. Walter, spelled backwards. incorporated privately for the…

... baggage cart full of cast iron trains at Ward Kimball's Grizzly Flats

... baggage cart full of cast iron trains at Ward Kimball's Grizzly Flats

133.  Ward Kimball oiling up his train “Chloe”, 1958.

133. Ward Kimball oiling up his train “Chloe”, 1958.

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