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    Western River Railroad trains ?

    Hello !
    I'm looking for some information about TDL' Western River Railroad. What I have a hard time finding are numbers and names of the engines ? I suppose there are only two, anybody know their names ?

    Thanks a lot if you do !
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    Re: Western River Railroad trains ?

    I thought there were more than two. I know they are named after states. There's the "Colorado" I know for sure. Let me do a little digging.

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    Re: Western River Railroad trains ?

    Ok, there are actually four engines. All four of the engines are named after famous rivers in the United States. They are, #25 the "Rio Grande", #28 the "Missouri", #53 the "Colorado", and #20 the "Mississippi". Three were operating on opening day, and the fourth, the "Mississippi" was added to the line in 1991.
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    Re: Western River Railroad trains ?

    Gurgi knows his stuff. He learned it from me.

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    Re: Western River Railroad trains ?

    Quote Originally Posted by gurgi View Post
    Ok, there are actually four engines. All four of the engines are named after famous rivers in the United States. They are, #25 the "Rio Grande", #28 the "Missouri", #53 the "Colorado", and #20 the "Mississippi". Three were operating on opening day, and the fourth, the "Mississippi" was added to the line in 1991.
    Thanks a lot ! Answers my question pefectly...
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    Re: Western River Railroad trains ?

    Quote Originally Posted by TDLFAN View Post
    Gurgi knows his stuff. He learned it from me.
    Of course! I learn from the best.

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    Re: Western River Railroad trains ?

    Hey, Cheribibi, I love your blog! I've added it to my favorites. It's nice to see all of the comparisons.

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    Re: Western River Railroad trains ?

    A friend of mine from Canada sent me a magazine from Japan on Tokyo Disneyland, and there was a few pictures of the engines and their headlight/tender art. So I scanned a section...

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    Re: Western River Railroad trains ?

    Anyone have video of this attraction? I'd love to see it!

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    Re: Western River Railroad trains ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nautilus View Post
    A friend of mine from Canada sent me a magazine from Japan on Tokyo Disneyland, and there was a few pictures of the engines and their headlight/tender art. So I scanned a section...

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    Hey that's a great art. Thanks a lot for scanning it !

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    Re: Western River Railroad trains ?

    I just got a copy of the new book "Tokyo Disney Resort Dream", and it's got a lovely 2 page photo spread with three of the four engines all lined up. It can't be in a roundhouse, because it's outside, but the three are side-by-side, so there must be a place to "park" them all like that. Also, the DVD that comes with the book "The Colors of Tokyo Disney Resort" has some nice shots of the WRR in action. It shows 3 of the four engines also. Oh, and I noticed that the reason they have 4 engines is that there are fewer cars hooked up to each. There are only 3 or 4 passenger cars hooked up to each at a time, so it allows for more trains on the track.

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    Re: Western River Railroad trains ?

    Oh, and I have to add that the green "Tomy" flags on the cattle prods of each engine are kind of funny to me, because they make them seem like giant toys made by Tomy...

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    Re: Western River Railroad trains ?

    "Tomy" are the sponsors for the Western River Train.

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    Re: Western River Railroad trains ?

    Quote Originally Posted by gurgi View Post
    I just got a copy of the new book "Tokyo Disney Resort Dream", and it's got a lovely 2 page photo spread with three of the four engines all lined up. It can't be in a roundhouse, because it's outside, but the three are side-by-side, so there must be a place to "park" them all like that. Also, the DVD that comes with the book "The Colors of Tokyo Disney Resort" has some nice shots of the WRR in action. It shows 3 of the four engines also. Oh, and I noticed that the reason they have 4 engines is that there are fewer cars hooked up to each. There are only 3 or 4 passenger cars hooked up to each at a time, so it allows for more trains on the track.
    Thanks ! With all those info the article should be up next week ! Tata !
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    The article is ON !

    That's it, I finaly finished and posted my Railroad article on my blog, special thanks to Gurgi, thanks man !

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