This may be too far removed from Disney for some, but I thought I'd post it here for those who are interested.
As many of you may know, Disneyland originally had two trains. One of those trains was made up of wooden coaches, and was yellow. Those cars were traded off in order to (eventually) get the Ward Kimball locomotive. The last car of the train was kept, and transformed into the Lilly Belle.
Anyway, the original coaches--four of them--still exist, and are in California. They are privately owned, but the owner is gracious enough to operate them for the public once or twice a year. Riding them is truly stepping into Disney history.
The coaches are being restored, and now, you can follow the progress (as well as read other interesting tidbits), here on the Pacific Coast Railroad Blog. The first picture shows two of the Disney coaches.
I know many of you wonder when the railroad opens to the public, and this should provide a handy reference. The blog deals with the whole railroad, and not just the Disney coaches, but it's interesting nonetheless. Enjoy.