Disneyland Railroad (Paris)
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|Disneyland Railroad (Paris)|
|Disneyland Park (Paris)|
|Area||Main Street, U.S.A., Frontierland, Fantasyland, Discoveryland|
|Status||Under Refurbishment (Discoveryland Station)|
|Opening date||April 12, 1992|
|Attraction type||Railroad attraction|
|Designer||Walt Disney Imagineering|
|Length||7,150 ft (2,180 m)|
|Speed||10 mph (16 km/h)|
|Vehicle type||Train cars|
|Track gauge||3 ft (914 mm)|
|Previous name||Euro Disneyland Railroad
The Disneyland Railroad (DLRR), originally the Euro Disneyland Railroad (EDRR), is a 3 ft (914 mm) narrow gauge railroad in Disneyland Park in the Disneyland Paris Resort in Marne-la-Vallée, France, which was inaugurated on April 12, 1992, the park's opening day. Its route is 7,150 feet (2,180 m) in length and is used by park guests for transportation to other areas of the park, or simply for the experience of The Grand Circle Tour.
Main Street Station is seen upon entering Disneyland Park, in Main Street, U.S.A.. From there, guests can start their journey around the park, with a recorded narration commenting on visited landscapes.
Trains first cross a diorama recreation of the Grand Canyon, complete with wild animals and storm effects. As they arrive in Frontierland, travelling behind the Rivers of the Far West, they first stop in Frontierland Depot.
At Fantasyland Station, located in the British part of Fantasyland (which also includes Peter Pan's Flight and Alice's Curious Labyrinth), guests are given a whole view on the land, and then trains even venture through the facade of It's a Small World.
Disneyland Railroad (Paris)
The Disneyland Railroad operates four trains pulled by 4-4-0 steam locomotives built by H.P. Phillips Company (Locomotives No. 1, No. 2, and No. 3) in 1992, and Severn Lamb (Locomotive No. 4) in 1993.
- 1: W.F. Cody: Named for William Frederick Cody, otherwise known as Buffalo Bill. Note the antlers on the headlamp; he was a western show star. The cars are named after Western cities: Silverton, Durango, Denver, Wichita and Cheyenne.
- 2: C.K. Holliday: Named for Cyrus Kurtz Holliday, founder of the Atchinson, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad in 1859. Since this train is a vacation train from the 19th century, its cars are named after vacation places: Coney Island, Atlantic City, Chesapeake, Long Island and Niagara Falls. The Anaheim version of the railroad has a locomotive also called "C.K. Holliday", but it is No. 1.
- 3: G. Washington: Its colors are blue, white and red (representing both France and the USA). On its headlamp, it has pictures of George Washington and Marquis de Lafayette. With a wood-colored cab, this is the most ornate of all 4 locomotives. Its cars' names are references to places where Washington achieved famous events: Mt. Vernon, Boston, Philadelphia, Yorktown and Valley Forge.
- 4: Eureka: Derived from an Ancient Greek meaning "I've found it", supposedly used by Californian gold miners on the discovery of gold in 1849, it is also the name of the Eureka Locomotive which shares number 4's name and number. The cars are named after Californian cities: San Francisco, Los Angeles, Monterey, San Diego and Sacramento.
- Broggie, Michael (2014), Walt Disney's Railroad Story: The Small-Scale Fascination That Led to a Full-Scale Kingdom (4th ed.), The Donning Company Publishers, ISBN 978-1-57864-914-3
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