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Roger Colton has been a fan of trains all his life. With family in the business of railroading it was only natural. He has volunteered at railway museums in California, Nevada and Hawaii. Along the way he has operated steam, diesel and electric trains as well as being involved in a number of restoration projects. As part of a great team, he offers tours on chartered private railroad passenger cars at Private Car Service. He is also a member of the Southern California Railroad Museum and was involved with several railway excursions the Carolwood Society operated. Disney is only one of many interests as well as trains. Others include history of the American West, World War II aircraft, classic film and television, and collecting/trading Disney pins. His online world included managing a member community for AOL, participation in various newsgroups and websites. He also writes his own blog - theblueparrot.info - on a variety of topics.
Friday, July 28th was the culmination of efforts by many people to bring back a series of Disneyland attractions that had been on hiatus during the construction of the new area, Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. Taking a page from...
Watching some of the various panels from last weekend's Star War Celebration, with some teases of what guests may expect when the updated theme parks open in California and Orlando, I was reminded of a few things from the...
Folks may recall that Disney animator Ward Kimball owned a collection of full sized railroad equipment. He and wife Betty donated that collection to the Southern California Railroad Museum, in Perris, CA, where it is now on display (and...
Recently I had the opportunity to visit Walt Disney World. A long overdue visit, my last having been in 1999. My goal was to enjoy a few days and to take in things I had not done previously. I could...
In its day, the Disney family home on Carolwood Drive in Holmby Hills was something special. How many homes do you know with a soda fountain, swimming pool and a backyard railroad that inspired a theme park? While the property...
With the holidays coming coming to a close, and having seen my fair share of days at the Happiest Place on Earth, (with more of these lists replacing what used to be called journalism online or on the printed...
  When the subject of railroads and Walt Disney is discussed, one name that frequently makes its own way into the conversation is that of animator, musician and all around genius, Ward Kimball. For it was Ward who invited the...
Roger Colton has sent us the perfect story for Christmas week. We invite you to think back to your warmest Disney memories and share that special moment of magic you fondly remember from the parks. I am lucky in that...
To many people, Walt Disney included, a trip by train was the way to travel. Enjoy the sights along the way, meet new friends, sample beverages and meals served in the dining car... A very relaxing trip rather than...
If one was to look for a story that sums up this time of year for many people, they would not have to go much farther than the novella of Mister Charles Dickens, entitled "A Christmas Carol". Since the...
Please join us in welcoming Roger Colton to MiceChat. He was lucky enough to attend the opening of a new exhibit at the Walt Disney Family Museum. Let's travel down the tracks with Roger and Walt Disney himself ....