Monday, February 16, 2015
Oh yeah, I love those Disneyland locomotives! Today we're getting two nice shots of the Ernest S. Marsh as it sits at New Orleans Station.
The "Marsh" is the youngest of the antique locomotives - you probably already know that the studio built the first two (the "C.K. Holliday" and the "E.P. Ripley"), while the other three are genuine old narrow-gauge engines, purchased and refurbished. The Ernest S. Marsh was built in 1925, and went into service at Disneyland in 1959. As you can see, it is pulling the original yellow passenger cars.
It's funny to think that this train, as antique as it appeared, was only 34 years old in 1959. That's like seeing a 1980 automobile on the road today! I think you'll agree that this train is way better looking than most cars from 1980.