Disneyland Railroad Breakdown
The final news item out of Anaheim from this past weekend was the temporary shutdown of the Disneyland Railroad.
Not So Funny: Ward Kimball Steam Engine Breakdown
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The Disneyland Railroad broke down over the weekend forcing the Anaheim theme park to evacuate riders from the passenger cars and stranding the disabled engine on a train trestle over the entrance to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.
The Ward Kimball steam engine blew an axle on Sunday afternoon and guests were evacuated, according to Disneyland officials.
Reports also said the train was towed back to the barn, but that the Railroad was working with a 10-minute wait on Monday.
About the Disneyland Railroad
The Mark Twain and the Disneyland Railroad saying hello to eachother ? pic.twitter.com/VNJjipY0Kf
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The train makes a grand circle tour around Disneyland with stops at Main Street U.S.A., New Orleans Square, Mickey’s Toontown and Tomorrowland.
The track passes through tunnels with audio-animatronic dioramas of the Grand Canyon and the prehistoric world of dinosaurs.
The railroad features five restored narrow-gauge engines. Four engines are named for American locomotive legends: C.K. Holliday, E.P. Ripley, Ernest Marsh, and Fred Gurley. The Ward Kimball is named after the Disney animator who shared a passion for trains with Walt Disney.