Preserving Walt Disney’s Railroad Legacy
Welcome to our website! The Carolwood Pacific Historical Society is dedicated to preserving the personal railroad legacy of Walt Disney.
Walt Disney always loved trains and he was one of America’s greatest railfans. Through his own initiative and personal financial resources, he was responsible for preserving real steam railroading for generations to enjoy at Disneyland, Walt Disney World, and other Disney theme parks around the world.
Walt Disney helped to build, and enjoyed sharing, one of the most intricately detailed miniature live-steam home railroads ever created: the one-eighth scale Carolwood Pacific Railroad, the backyard pike located at his estate in the Holmby Hills area of Los Angeles.
Walt Disney’s Barn
Amidst his railroad, Walt built a barn where he could monitor and control the operation of his railroad. Walt’s Barn also served as a workshop and a place for Walt to relax. The Barn is open to the public in Los Angeles’ Griffith Park.
The Carolwood Pacific provided the launching point for Walt’s vision of a family-oriented themed amusement park that we all now know as Disneyland.
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