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    3/18: Gurley Story, Pt. III

    Steve DeGaetano continues the history of the Disneyland Railroad's third engine in Part Three. Discuss it here...

    DIRECT ARTICLE LINK: http://www.miceage.com/stevedegaetano/sd031808a.htm
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    Re: 3/18: Gurley Story, Pt. III

    Yay. I'm first.

    Neat column, Steve! And thanks to the photographers for the pics.

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    Re: 3/18: Gurley Story, Pt. III

    Sometimes a story takes a lot longer to put together than expected...
    That's the truth!

    I had initially wanted series of articles to run a few weeks before the engine entered service, with the final installment running a few days after the engine was back. That was initially thought to be around November, and the first part ran in late October.

    Of course, with Disney, sometimes things take quite a bit longer than anticipated. You know, the best laid plans of The Mouse and men...

    Which is why the final parts of this article are running nearly five months after the first part appeared!

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    Re: 3/18: Gurley Story, Pt. III

    Thanks, SE. Without the help of talented and generous photographers, this article wouldn't exist. In the next installment(s), we've got some great shots of the rebuilding to show you, and some beautiful pics of the engine back in service.

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    Re: 3/18: Gurley Story, Pt. III

    A very interesting story, Steve, and the pictures are great! Many thanks!

    The trains are such an underappreciated part of the Park. It would make for a really special tour to learn the history of the trains, ride in the tender, meet the engineers, and visit the roundhouse.

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    Re: 3/18: Gurley Story, Pt. III

    Thanks Steve. The Gurley is by far my favorite locomotive on the DLRR. Its wonderful to see her back in service.

    BTW, anyone here who hasnt checked out Steves books on the DLRR should do so ASAP. They cover so much history, railroad related and not. Really good stuff.

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    Re: 3/18: Gurley Story, Pt. III

    Quote Originally Posted by Wanda Woman View Post
    A very interesting story, Steve, and the pictures are great! Many thanks!

    The trains are such an underappreciated part of the Park. It would make for a really special tour to learn the history of the trains, ride in the tender, meet the engineers, and visit the roundhouse.
    Yes, it would make a fantastic tour. One you can't take at Disneyland, but one that is available at the Magic Kingdom in Florida (except for the tender ride...you can only do that at DL ).

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    Re: 3/18: Gurley Story, Pt. III

    Quote Originally Posted by boozemyer View Post
    Thanks Steve. The Gurley is by far my favorite locomotive on the DLRR. Its wonderful to see her back in service.

    BTW, anyone here who hasnt checked out Steves books on the DLRR should do so ASAP. They cover so much history, railroad related and not. Really good stuff.
    Thaks for the plug, booze. You will enjoy seeing the rest of the article.

    Book No. 3??

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    Re: 3/18: Gurley Story, Pt. III

    Great article. I loved the jab at Disney marketing. Mostly they're pretty good, but every so often they do something stupid and ruin the experience they've spent millions to create.

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    Re: 3/18: Gurley Story, Pt. III

    Great article Steve. Thanks....
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    Re: 3/18: Gurley Story, Pt. III

    Book #3? Yes please!

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