Friday, November 25, 2011

Disneyland: Trains of Disney

Trains of Disney is an excellent new exhibit in the Disney Gallery at Disneyland.

It includes original designs and artwork by some of Disney's best-known Imagineers. Click any photo to enlarge.

Here's a design for the Mine Train through Nature's Wonderland by Marc Davis, one of Disney's famed "Nine Old Men":

The Viewliner was at Disneyland for a short time in the late '50s. It was designed by Bob Gurr, who we were privileged to meet at a D23 event earlier this year:

Gurr, who designed many of the park's ride vehicles, also designed the Excursion Car on the Disneyland Railroad and the cars on the Casey Jr. Circus Train:

These color designs for Casey Jr. were by Bruce Bushman:

An interesting bit of trivia is that Bushman was the son of silent film star Francis X. Bushman.

According to the exhibit information, Casey Jr. was originally envisioned as a thrill ride!

Here's a concept of the Disneyland Railroad designed by Sam McKim:

Classic film fans may know McKim for his pre-Disney work as a child actor.

This concept for the Main Street Train Station was by Dorothea Holt Redmond:

More Disneyland Railroad memorabilia:

Additional photos can be found in the Dateline Disneyland column at MiceChat or at Theme Park Insider, and here's a look at some of the related merchadise available.


Blogger Page said...

Growing up so close to Disneyland we were lucky enough to go a lot and it was fun to see how the park grew and changed throughout the years. Fond memories of family trips and school outings the The Happiest Place on Earth.
I really enjoyed this look at the sketches and train photos.

2:52 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

What fun to learn that you once lived in the area, Page! I'm so glad you enjoyed looking at the photos from the Disneyland train exhibit.

Best wishes,

10:45 AM  
Blogger DKoren said...

Great pictures of what sounds like a really neat exhibit. Wish I could get over there to see this!

11:45 AM  

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