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    Ernest S Marsh

    For anyone not interested in the Disneyland railroad tune out.

    For disneyland Railroad fans Engine #4 the Ernest S. Marsh was back on the line the other day. It has just finished a lengthy restoration and it's return is highly welcomed. For gurley fans out there it will son go through a similar process. The locomotive looks great and it seemed to be running smoothly. Well that is basically about it.

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    Re: Ernest S Marsh

    Thanks for the update, I love the trains. Also love it when Steve Degaetano does his updates on the trains. Im wondering if he has an update on Lillie Belle?
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    Re: Ernest S Marsh

    Was it pulling the Excursion Train or side viewers? I think the Marsh, when pulling the forward facing Excursion Train, is the best looking train on the DLRR.
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    Re: Ernest S Marsh

    It was Pulling Holiday blue which is one of the side veiwers(it's called river style seating.) Holiday Green is the same except for color and Holiday red was the freight train that was there on opening day. Holiday red cars are shorter in length and look like cattle cars or gondolas from ouside the berm. Modifications to this train include river style seating, removal of the park facing sides and replacement with the holiday style panels and awnings on the gondolas. Holiday red Also ends with a drovers cabooose.

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    Re: Ernest S Marsh

    Great info....thanks
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    Re: Ernest S Marsh

    Can you guys tell me all the names of the trains that serve for transportation throughout Disneyland Resort?

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    Re: Ernest S Marsh

    how about pictures !!!

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    Re: Ernest S Marsh

    Quote Originally Posted by Disney Wrassler
    Can you guys tell me all the names of the trains that serve for transportation throughout Disneyland Resort?
    E.P.RIPLEY,
    C.K HOLIDAY,
    Ward Kimball (newest train for the 50th and beyond)
    and of course our thread topic Ernest S Marsh.
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    Re: Ernest S Marsh

    The engines are named:

    No. 1, C.K. Holliday, Disney, 1955
    No. 2, E.P. Ripley, Disney, 1955
    No. 3, Fred Gurely, Baldwin, 1894
    No. 4, Ernest S. Marsh. Baldwin, 1925
    No. 5, Ward Kimball, Baldwin, 1902

    The subject of this post, No. 4, was built for operation on the Raritan River Sand Company, a quarry in New Jersey. When that company purchased a diesel, the engine went to the Pine Creek Railroad, a tourist railroad near Freehold, NJ. Disney purchased the engine in 1958.

    The engine looked vastly different than it does today--some would say unrecognizable. These pictures give some indeication of the effort and talent that went in to making the engine suitable for use at Disneyland:


    Photos courtesy Ed Kelley. You can read more at http://www.bjwrr.com/ontrack/njmt.htm

    That "saddle tank" wrapped around the engine in the first picture put a lot of stabilizing weight on the engine--compressing the suspension springs. When the tank was removed, the tight springs exerted their full force, and today the engine is considered the roughest-riding engine on the line.
    Last edited by Steve DeGaetano; 11-19-2005 at 08:36 PM.

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