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245.9 #1230 DL Qual #705 3-28-14 7:08AM
The Fred Gurley went into service at Disneyland 56 years ago today. 2014 also marks the 120th anniversary of the Gurley's build date. The Fred Gurley is a 2-4-4 locomotive built by Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1894. Originally the Gurle  More...

Nice to know. I was wondering about the names on the locomotives - E-Ticket  957.1 #134 3-28-14 7:12AM Like  Reply
Hey @London-In-Wonderland !!!  Check it! - X-WingNikki  786.3 #175 3-28-14 7:14AM Like  Reply
Cool! One of the many things I love about being at DL is bring surrounded by pieces of history ๐Ÿ˜Š - London-In-Wonderland  445.3 #397 3-28-14 7:30AM
I read about this on FB. Love Disney History! - TrampsLady  1488.2 #74 3-28-14 1:05PM Like  Reply
245.9 #1230 DL Qual #705 12-27-13 3:47PM
The Glendora Tartan Band and Pageantry performing at Disneyland today before their upcoming performance in the 2014 Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade. Glendora will make their 9th appearance in the Rose Parade in 2014, exactly 50 since  More...

Awesome post!  You must be very proud of him.  - DisneyGrandma  570.9 #270 12-27-13 3:51PM Like  Reply
I bet they sounded wonderful โ€“ they look pretty darn cool and festive! - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  3132.8 #26 12-27-13 3:52PM Like  Reply
๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ - PrincessDuckie  696.8 #200 12-27-13 10:55PM Like  Reply
245.9 #1230 DL Qual #705 12-21-13 1:10AM
Final grand circle tour of the day. Riding the train while drinking hot chocolate is a great way to end a evening at Disneyland. The E.P Ripley was the last train running today.

We love riding the sweeper train to close out the night! - JollyRoger5  3035.5 #28 12-21-13 2:06AM Like  Reply
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245.9 #1230 DL Qual #705 11-23-13 4:47PM
Mark Twain Riverboat sailing away into the beautiful sunset. Now waiting for it to return so we can go up into the wheel house.

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245.9 #1230 DL Qual #705 11-7-13 7:43PM
That rock at the bottom of the waterfall looks just like Yoda. I'm not crazy. Taken inside the Grand Canyon Diorama on the Disneyland Railroad.

I think i see it. Is it like a half face and ear on the bottom middle?  - piratelife4me  648.3 #225 11-7-13 7:55PM Like(1)  Reply
Exactly.  I know a lot of the railroad engineers think it looks like Yoda  - ckholliday  245.9 #1230 11-7-13 7:57PM
Very cool, thanks for pointing that out. Can't wait for a train ride to see it! - piratelife4me  648.3 #225 11-7-13 8:40PM
I see it. It's a half of yoda head coming out of the water. kinda odd. I actually see a cat in the position of scratching on the back of a couch. LOL! - acdesigns  7.8 #10102 11-7-13 8:59PM Like(1)  Reply
I see the cat too.  - Tiggerific  301.2 #763 11-7-13 11:36PM
I see it. Look for the large ear right above the water in the middle. - debbiev  613.9 #245 11-7-13 11:12PM Like  Reply
It's like a weird Yoda-Jabba hybrid... Haha - ames013  11.5 #7936 11-7-13 11:25PM Like  Reply
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245.9 #1230 DL Qual #705 10-26-13 6:10PM
The E.P. Ripley pulling the Excursion Train across the Critter Country Trestle. The Fred Gurley and Ernest S. Marsh are also running today.

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245.9 #1230 DL Qual #705 10-13-13 3:17PM
Glad to see for myself that the Ward Kimball 5 is out and running today. For the last two months the Kimball was undergoing repairs to fix broken parts. The Ward Kimball is a 2-4-4 locomotive built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works   More...

Very cool post, I didn't realize his grandson works in the parks.  I'm not a huge train person in real life, but I love the Disney trains and hearing the history. - Sarafina  421.5 #431 10-13-13 3:22PM Like(1)  Reply
Haha! I love the "in real life" comment! I like to think of being at Disneyland as real life! Alas.... - Manawalea  30.5 #5013 10-13-13 4:51PM
haha you know what I mean, there are things we all do at Disney that we wouldn't really do otherwise. - Sarafina  421.5 #431 10-17-13 9:19AM
Thank you for the great info! This will make me look closer at the trains the next time I'm at the park. Love how his grandson runs the train! - breathe_in_the_happiness  386.1 #478 10-13-13 3:26PM Like(1)  Reply
FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!! hopefully C.K. gets a good rest during the holidays, was she running that day? - etaymarkman  4.2 #18063 10-17-13 5:26AM Like  Reply
Yes, the Holliday was out that day - ckholliday  245.9 #1230 10-18-13 6:09AM
so which engine wasย C.K. backing up for? ripley? fred? ernest? - etaymarkman  4.2 #18063 10-18-13 9:07AM
Thank you! - goofydad909  1406.2 #79 10-17-13 9:53AM Like  Reply
245.9 #1230 DL Qual #705 9-23-13 3:49PM
Today's hidden chalk drawing in the line of The Jungle Cruise. Waited in line just to get this photograph.

Awesome! Has their been more?  - breathe_in_the_happiness  386.1 #478 9-23-13 6:10PM Like  Reply
The ones I have seen in the last few months have been: Walt Disney, dancing hippo from Fantasia, tigers in the jungle and the previous one was a gorilla dressed as a skipper.   - ckholliday  245.9 #1230 9-23-13 6:33PM
Is there a special thing behind this? - BriHizzle  374.0 #498 9-23-13 6:14PM Like  Reply
Some caster member justs draws them every so often.  The previous drawing was up for over 3 weeks.   - ckholliday  245.9 #1230 9-23-13 6:35PM
This is really cute but all I can hear in my head is LIPPPSSSSSS!!!!!! WHO WANTS TO COLOR๏ปฟ THE LIPPPPSSSSSS!!! - tdashgirl  318.7 #675 9-24-13 1:59AM Like  Reply
I like! - jacdanfan  5897.8 #8 9-24-13 7:10AM Like  Reply
245.9 #1230 DL Qual #705 9-7-13 4:31PM
Today I was asked by one of the engineers if I wanted to go up into the cab of the Fred Gurley. He told me he sees me riding the train every week and figured I had never been up there on this engine before. Most guests don't get to go   More...

How awesome!  That must have been so magical for you!!   - MeridaFan  2818.8 #30 9-7-13 4:38PM Like(1)  Reply
Very cool!!! Congratulations! - MrsSchnooks  2563.3 #34 9-7-13 4:43PM Like  Reply
What a great experience to get!  - DisneyDreamer18  178.2 #2093 9-8-13 10:03AM Like  Reply
Very, very cool! - MamaRoo  466.4 #367 9-8-13 10:06AM Like  Reply
245.9 #1230 DL Qual #705 9-7-13 9:01AM
The Fred Gurley pulling the Holiday 5 arriving at Main Street Station before Disneyland opens. The Lilly Belle is attached to this train today.

Cool! Do they switch around the Lilly Belle?  - Nala  362.0 #522 9-7-13 9:46AM Like  Reply
The Lilly Belle can either be added to the end of the Holliday 5 (blue stripes) or Holliday 4 (green stripes) train cars. It is never added to the end of the freight train or the excursion train. - ckholliday  245.9 #1230 9-7-13 10:31AM
thanks for the info! - lorelaismom  13.4 #7306 9-7-13 2:14PM Like  Reply
245.9 #1230 DL Qual #705 8-11-13 2:31PM
Disneyland Railroad fireman doing a blow down on the Ernest S. Marsh. I have riding the train for almost two hours today, very peaceful.

Blowing off steam. We all do that. - Midasgold  481.8 #351 8-11-13 2:42PM Like  Reply
245.9 #1230 DL Qual #705 7-28-13 11:27PM
Tender ride on the C. K. Holliday from earlier tonight. Some pictures of the dinosaurs from the view of the engineers. The C. K. Holliday has finally returned to regular service after not being used since late April of this year. The p  More...

So love disney trains - chipanddalefan  704.9 #196 7-28-13 11:37PM Like  Reply
Very cool! - DisLUVney  509.9 #320 7-28-13 11:39PM Like  Reply
rods fixed? - etaymarkman  4.2 #18063 7-29-13 7:15AM Like  Reply
Nope. The engineers said they took the headlamp apart, cow catcher, cleaned the smoke box and other minor repairs during the last three months. - ckholliday  245.9 #1230 7-29-13 12:11PM
245.9 #1230 DL Qual #705 7-28-13 5:31PM
Never seen a crawfish near the Storybook land cannel before. Helped it back into the planter before it got stepped on.

I think he belongs in the water...but thanks for keeping him from getting crushed. They live in the water near Big Thunder. - Linzee  770.2 #182 7-28-13 5:35PM Like(1)  Reply
Yes, please go put him in the water! :) - Alicewhoareyou  788.9 #173 7-28-13 5:43PM
OMG, it's photographic evidence!! Mind blown! ๐Ÿ˜ฑHope the little guy is safe now.... - GheeButtersnaps  369.3 #510 7-28-13 5:51PM
Free food at DL? - madsdad  1748.0 #62 7-28-13 5:36PM Like(1)  Reply
He heard he was the special if the day in Club 33 is he tried to make a run for it ๐Ÿ˜‚ - PixiePirateMaid  280.0 #894 7-28-13 5:49PM
We found a tiny turtle, (so cute), last year, on the path exiting BTMRR and helped it back into the plant area. We also saw a couple of CMs walking toward Frontierland with an animal inside a cardboard carrier a few months back. They appeared to be veterinarians or some sort of wildlife caretakers. Can anyone confirm if DL is a protected wildlife area? I thought I heard somewhere that it is. - MamaRoo  466.4 #367 7-29-13 3:35PM Like  Reply
Oh no... It's back! - dizneedude  603.7 #250 7-31-13 1:33PM Like  Reply
245.9 #1230 DL Qual #705 7-21-13 11:45PM
I have never seen this before, a drawing of Walt Disney in the Jungle Cruise line. The drawing is on a post on the dock side after the turnstile. You have to lean over the railing and look down to see it. It was easier to see once on t  More...

Sometimes it changes daily, just be aware. We use it kind of like a chalkboard. - IDVandalSkipperCM  1895.6 #58 7-22-13 8:28AM Like(2)  Reply
โœจAwesome pic!!! Will look๐Ÿ‘€for it next time we are there!!!๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’™โœจ - islandgirlrocksjjj  34.8 #4774 7-22-13 12:26AM Like  Reply
Oh this is awesome!! Will definitely have to check this out next time :) - chhunkie  306.3 #740 7-22-13 3:13AM Like  Reply
Thanks for pointing this out. Will look next time we are there. - Ilovedvc  29.0 #5117 7-22-13 10:27AM Like  Reply
245.9 #1230 DL Qual #705 7-21-13 5:36PM
Fun and full day at Disneyland with my brother and a friend. Today we were able to: ride in the Lilly Belle, ride in the front of the monorail, pilot the Mark Twain and tender rides on both the E P Ripley and Ernest S Marsh.

Awesome! Even if you only got to do one of them, but all 3!? - dizneedude  603.7 #250 7-21-13 5:42PM Like  Reply
Wow! What a trifecta ๐Ÿ˜ƒ - TheDroidYouAreLookingFor  317.2 #685 7-21-13 6:50PM Like  Reply
Or whatever a four-tecta would be?!? - TheDroidYouAreLookingFor  317.2 #685 7-21-13 6:51PM
I would say quin-fecta. I would say the tender rides count twice because they were on two different engines :) - ckholliday  245.9 #1230 7-21-13 7:08PM
Man you were " on a roll " !! - carminaire  453.1 #386 7-21-13 7:04PM Like  Reply
since OSHA forced the DLRR to fill water every lap with the "hose N' ladder". did you fill water on your cabrides on 2 and 4? it was impossible in the tower days - etaymarkman  4.2 #18063 7-21-13 7:21PM Like  Reply
They only took on water during my ride on 2, a third enigeer came out to do it. They don't take on water during every lap now, just more often because the water hose is slower than using the tower. - ckholliday  245.9 #1230 7-21-13 11:05PM
245.9 #1230 DL Qual #705 6-30-13 1:56PM
The DLRR Ernest S Marsh and the Mark Twain Riverboat doing "shave and a haircut." You can hear the Marsh's new one chime whistle instead of her original three chime whistle. Hopefully they will be able to repair the original whistle.
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245.9 #1230 DL Qual #705 6-28-13 11:47PM
Main Street Station with the Retlaw 3 also known as the Excursion train. The Excursion railroad cars are back in service after being gone for a few months for a refurbishment.

Nice photo. Love the train - bubbaschoice  53.6 #85 6-29-13 3:40AM Like  Reply
is the refurbishment the same given to holiday red last year? - etaymarkman  4.2 #18063 6-29-13 12:50PM Like  Reply
Yes, the benches now appear to have a lighter color stain. They also installed the conductor booths, now all the trains have conductor booths. - ckholliday  245.9 #1230 6-29-13 1:42PM
conductors inside, water filling from a garden hose, cab signals. i wonder what is next. at least tender/cab rides were resumed, is the holliday on rehab already? - etaymarkman  4.2 #18063 6-29-13 2:43PM
Cool pic! - Dufus  251.1 #1174 6-29-13 1:44PM Like  Reply
245.9 #1230 DL Qual #705 5-27-13 7:26PM
Panoramic shot of New Orleans Station. Taking the train back to Main Street before leaving.

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245.9 #1230 DL Qual #705 5-24-13 4:14PM
Best ride of the day so far, a tender ride on the Ernest S. Marsh with my sister. The engineer was a good friend of mine and the fireman and I had a funny connection. He retired from Edison and I just got a job there as an electrical en  More...

Awesome. I have always wanted to ride one of the tenders. Disneyland is definitely on my list of jobs I would love to have. Disneyland is what inspired me to get into the engineering field. - junglecruise80  26.7 #5277 6-25-13 12:59PM Like(1)  Reply
That is awesome! Such a great memory for you to have - kayceeb  165.8 #2279 5-24-13 4:26PM Like  Reply
One of the engineers I met today before he went on break, is an engineering professor at my school too. Small world - ckholliday  245.9 #1230 5-24-13 9:13PM
is the steam engine team just retired people or can DCP's join in? - etaymarkman  4.2 #18063 6-25-13 12:53PM Like  Reply
It used to only be SF folk. - Butterlina  1412.0 #77 6-25-13 12:55PM Like  Reply
back in 1955-1974 you mean? - etaymarkman  4.2 #18063 6-25-13 12:57PM
Correct. I know a lot of SP folk obviously now UP. - Butterlina  1412.0 #77 6-25-13 1:03PM
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245.9 #1230 DL Qual #705 5-11-13 2:34PM
Great day for a climb

Where is my ropes and harness - Plumiegirl  6739.9 #3 5-11-13 3:58PM Like  Reply
245.9 #1230 DL Qual #705 5-11-13 12:30PM
Picked up the third pin in the ticket to tour annual passholder 2013 series, Minnie and the Mark Twain Riverboat. Happy they weren't sold out yet. Three down three to go.

Ohhh I like this one! Minnie looks adorable! :) - Armenda  1116.2 #107 5-11-13 12:35PM Like  Reply
Yay!!! That's awesome!!! I am hoping and praying they still have them when I am there on May 21. - MrsMears  214.6 #1624 5-11-13 12:40PM Like  Reply
That's REALLY cool.!!! - carminaire  453.1 #386 5-11-13 6:02PM Like  Reply
I was able to get Stitch and this one. I missed out on Donald. I doubt I will be able to get the next 3. I look forward to seeing what they look like. - Sugarbuzz  112.7 #3107 5-11-13 7:12PM Like  Reply
245.9 #1230 DL Qual #705 4-1-13 3:40PM
View of the Jungle Cruise from the long line for Indiana Jones.

Awesome pic! - DisneyGrandma  570.9 #270 4-1-13 3:47PM Like  Reply
I like that! - HalfCaff  361.3 #526 4-1-13 3:48PM Like  Reply
Awesome view! - MinnieMousewife  714.4 #194 4-1-13 5:28PM Like  Reply
Terrific! - RadiatorSprings4Ever  498.6 #334 4-1-13 9:48PM Like  Reply
245.9 #1230 DL Qual #705 3-28-13 10:50AM
The Fred Gurley #3 went into service 55 years ago today. The Fred Gurley is a 2-4-4 locomotive built by Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1894. Before being acquired by Disney she was used on a sugar plantation in Louisiana. The Fred Gurley   More...

Love! - PrincessDuckie  696.8 #200 3-28-13 11:15AM Like  Reply
Great info! Thanks for posting - TikiJOSEsWingman  332.4 #611 3-28-13 11:20AM Like  Reply
245.9 #1230 DL Qual #705 3-24-13 1:46PM
Very first time riding the tender of the Ernest S Marsh!! She looks and runs great after her two year and 1.2 million dollar refurbishment.

Wow that's some great info I had no idea and I have never gotten to ride in the Tender - HanLostLeia  1096.2 #113 3-24-13 1:56PM Like  Reply
They added the tender seat to the Ernest S Marsh during her refurbishment. Now engines 1, 2 and 4 have tender seats. - ckholliday  245.9 #1230 3-24-13 2:51PM have to ride it! In some ways I liked it better than the Lily Belle. So interesting talking to the engineers and seeing things from a different perspective! - Gia  801.8 #169 3-24-13 4:51PM
Wow that is cool!!! - adisneyfamily  675.6 #213 3-24-13 1:59PM Like  Reply
Anyone know if the Ripley engine has a tender seat? - Darlingwendi  897.6 #148 3-24-13 5:24PM Like  Reply
It does. The C. K. Holliday #1, E. P. Ripley #2 and now the Ernest S. Marsh #4 all have tender seats. - ckholliday  245.9 #1230 3-24-13 5:28PM
Thank you! ...puts this on next trips bucket list. ๐Ÿ˜€ - Darlingwendi  897.6 #148 3-24-13 5:34PM
This is all kinds of awesome!! - MrsMears  214.6 #1624 3-24-13 5:32PM Like  Reply
245.9 #1230 DL Qual #705 3-23-13 11:18AM
Question: Does anyone know if Main Street Station is open today and if the Ernest S marsh is running today? I want to head down today but only if Main Street Station is open. Thanks
Yes it was open yesterday I think - HanLostLeia  1096.2 #113 3-23-13 11:21AM Like(1)  Reply
yes it is cause we rode the Lilly Belle today - Chumash28  909.3 #146 3-23-13 8:34PM Like(1)  Reply
Thanks guys, hopefully when i go tomorrow the #4 Ernest S. Marsh is one of the engines running that day. - ckholliday  245.9 #1230 3-23-13 9:49PM Like  Reply
245.9 #1230 DL Qual #705 2-16-13 3:23PM
The Fred Gurley #3 crossing the Critter Country Bridge, my favorite part of Disneyland

This is a great picture! - BRabbit  422.9 #425 2-16-13 3:27PM Like  Reply
Thank you, wish people would post pictures of the trains - ckholliday  245.9 #1230 2-16-13 9:00PM
Love this shot - nurseclick  61.8 #3900 2-16-13 9:05PM Like  Reply
Great pic! I love trains... Especially Dland trains! - JKemp  27.7 #5203 2-16-13 9:12PM Like  Reply
245.9 #1230 DL Qual #705 10-12-12 3:26PM
The grand canyon as seen from the cab of the C K Holiday!!

Love tender rides. - chipanddalefan  704.9 #196 10-12-12 3:44PM Like  Reply
โ˜บHehehe that sounds funny - MarshaMouse  3503.4 #23 10-12-12 3:48PM
Ha ha after i hit post i figured someone would laugh at it. :-D - chipanddalefan  704.9 #196 10-12-12 3:52PM
245.9 #1230 DL Qual #705 7-16-12 10:12PM
Took this at the exit of Haunted Mansion!!

Great picture! - PrincessLeia  285.3 #857 7-16-12 10:13PM Like  Reply
Perfect timing!! - MoniqueLovelle  10.8 #8210 7-16-12 10:13PM Like  Reply
Welcome - E-Ticket  957.1 #134 7-16-12 10:21PM Like  Reply
Awesome! - alomelimsw  16.8 #6525 7-16-12 10:24PM Like  Reply