lol Maybe they should have just made an New Hotel themed with all the things that left DCA (the letters, Golden Gate Bridge, the sun wheel, the Train etc)
I do agree this is one of the COOLER things from DCA that I will miss, I remember a little toy model of DCA in there when it first opened over ten years ago and have always liked the stores since, it will be missed
The locomotive (though shortened) is actually from a Canadian Pacific "F-7" (the EMD engine classification). It's original number on the CN was 9165. Disney went so far as to restor the interior with original engineer seats and a control stand. I did hear something about it heading to Portola, but nothing more than rumors from this end.
The cars are actually masterfull recreations--the details have actually fooled some very knowledgeable folks.
I was pretty sure that the locomotive was genuine, but for a long time I was uncertain about the cars ... they looked too real (although I'm sure that they are shorter than the original coaches that I had ridden in).
I'd love to move those coaches to my yard ... I've got plenty of room for 'em and could turn them into my office ... or a place for my HO layout.
(Oh, by the way, Steve, I love your books.)
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Lol for a second I though you meant the Golden Zephyr.....but hey, they got to do what they got to do to get this area right
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Yeah, cause it would be a time-travelling train coming through not just a tunnel, but a rip in the dimensional fabric of the universe; a 1955 Streamliner arriving 20 years in the past in 1930's Los Angeles.
Well, lol, if that deal with Disney to buy Back to the Future ever goes through then thats a possibility