“Yes, in one way or another, I have always loved trains.” – Walt Disney
It has been a year since our last visit to Walt Disney’s Barn in Griffith Park. Little has changed, but it was nice so see some Disney friends and make new ones. On this day in January, visitors were treated to the chance to meet and visit with Disney Legends Bob Gurr and Floyd Norman. More on these two in a moment.
Trains were such a large part of Walt’s life. As a boy, he worked on several railroad companies in 1916 selling newspapers and snacks. Once the Walt Disney Studios were running, Walt’s love of trains carried on to the point that he had a model train in his office. He became interested in scale model live steam trains after discovering that two of his animators, Ward Kimble and Ollie Johnson had railroads at their homes. Walt eventually created his Carolwood Pacific Railroad that ran Continue Reading →