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  • HiddenMickeyBook
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    That Mickey in the first photo is a little scary looking!

    Thanks again for the great shots and the information!

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  • danyoung
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    Just the kind of detail I was looking for - thanks for sharing, both the words and the pictures!

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  • Steve DeGaetano
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    Originally posted by danyoung View Post
    Very interesting. So are these the actual photos? And if so, why do you have them in your collection, Steve?
    Earl Vilmer's daughter saw that I wrote a bit about the DRR. She was surprised and saddened that her dad didn't yet have a Legend award. I Agreed--he needed one, and deserved one.

    She passed along her collection for preservation with someone who appreciated the documents/photos, and asked that I write something commemorating her father's acheivements, in hope of inspiring a Legend award. That article in two parts can be found at MiceAge.com.

    Vilmer's Legend award has yet to be awarded...

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  • Mr Wiggins
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    Originally posted by danyoung View Post
    I guess what I was looking for is WHY you have them - why the people to whom they belonged trusted you with them. Were you friends with some of these old time park folks? Just curious for more detail, should you wish to give it.
    Just speaking for myself, it's no surprise to me that Steve was trusted with the photos, considering that for years he's been one of the top (I'd consider him the top) Disneyland RR historians in the country, as well as an authority on rail history in general.

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  • ralzap
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    Awesome for those of us that still think the train is the best ride in the park.
    thanks Steve.

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  • danyoung
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    I guess what I was looking for is WHY you have them - why the people to whom they belonged trusted you with them. Were you friends with some of these old time park folks? Just curious for more detail, should you wish to give it.

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  • Steve DeGaetano
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    Originally posted by danyoung View Post
    Very interesting. So are these the actual photos? And if so, why do you have them in your collection, Steve?
    These are the actual scans of the tiny photos I have in my collection. Slighty modified so they appear OK on a monitor.


    Why do I have them? Because the people to whom they belonged tusted me with them.

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  • danyoung
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    Very interesting. So are these the actual photos? And if so, why do you have them in your collection, Steve?

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  • Wreckless Abrandon
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    Thanks for sharing these with us! Disney's history is awesome!

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  • 4Apples4Disney
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    Incredible photos, thanks for sharing!

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  • DisneyTrains
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    Those are neat pics!

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  • explodingboy
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    Wow! Thanks Steve!

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  • Quarar44
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    Great photos! Thanks for sharing!

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  • Mr Wiggins
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    Incredible photos Steve -- many thanks for posting them!

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  • AhpalovestheDuck
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    Brings back many memories, thanks for posting. I always look forward to riding the train with my youngest Grandson. The second cut on my Disney CD always brings back the fun.... "The Santa Fe and Disney Railroad......"
    Last edited by AhpalovestheDuck; 08-05-2012, 03:40 PM.

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  • Steve DeGaetano
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    Originally posted by BlueSkyDriveBy View Post
    Steve, is it possible that they might be Lillian, Sharon, and Diane?

    If you sent a copy of the photo to Diane, she might be able to tell you who they are.
    You may very well be right. I'll try and get her a copy.

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  • BlueSkyDriveBy
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    Originally posted by Steve DeGaetano View Post
    Finally, a shot of engine No. 1, the C.K. Holliday:



    Also taken on July 4th. Not sure who the folks riding on the tender are.
    At least two of the passengers riding on the tender appear to be wearing skirts.

    Steve, is it possible that they might be Lillian, Sharon, and Diane?

    If you sent a copy of the photo to Diane, she might be able to tell you who they are.

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  • Steve DeGaetano
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    As I started thinking about it, I wondered why there were no photos of the C.K. Holliday's first steam-up. I mean, Walt made a pretty big deal out of the Ripley's "birth" on June 18th (The Ripley, while bearing No. 2, was actually completed first).

    While many claim Walt preferred the C.K. Holliday as his "favorite," he was most-often photographed at the throttle of the Ripley--the Penthouse Party being the exception.

    Could it be that the C.K. Holliday's first steam-up was on July 4th? The party was held only 16 days from June 18th, and Walt was at the throttle of the Holliday most of the day (Ward and Walt had fun "playing trains" well into the evening).

    Walt had already run the Ripley a bit; maybe July 4th was his chance to "play" with the Holliday on her first day under steam?

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  • calsig31
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    Great contributions as always.

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  • mratigan
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    Thanks those are realy cool

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