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Disneyland Railroad, Anaheim

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The Disneyland Railroad, formerly known as the Santa Fe & Disneyland Railroad, is a 3-foot narrow-gauge heritage railroad and attraction in the Disneyland theme park of the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, in the United States. Its route is 1.2mi long and encircles the majority of the park, with train stations in four different park areas. The rail line, which was constructed by WED Enterprises, operates with two steam locomotives built by WED and three historic steam locomotives originally built by Baldwin Locomotive Works. The ride takes roughly 18 minutes to complete a round trip on its main line when three trains are running, and 20 minutes when four trains are running. On average, three trains are in operation, but anywhere from two to four trains could be in use.
The attraction originated as a concept created by Walt Disney, who drew inspiration from the ridable miniature Carolwood Pacific Railroad built in his backyard. The Disneyland Railroad first opened to the public at Disneyland's grand opening on July 17, 1955. Since that time, multiple alterations have been made to its route, including the addition of two large dioramas in the late 1950s and mid-1960s. Several changes have also been made to its rolling stock, including the conversion of one of its train cars into a parlor car in the mid-1970s, and the switch from diesel oil to biodiesel to fuel its locomotives in the late 2000s.
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  • Great ride for reasons I can only appreciate as an adult and never appreciated as a kid. I remember as a kid going on this ride as we only had "A" tickets left (go ask someone how that system worked....  more
    Great ride for reasons I can only appreciate as an adult and never appreciated as a kid. I remember as a kid going on this ride as we only had "A" tickets left (go ask someone how that system worked....  more »
  • The train stops in four places- The Main station at the entrance, New Orleans Square, Toonville, and Tomorrowland. You seldom need to wait more than one train as people are always getting on and....  more
    The train stops in four places- The Main station at the entrance, New Orleans Square, Toonville, and Tomorrowland. You seldom need to wait more than one train as people are always getting on and....  more »

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