Disneyland Railroad- Steam Train Engineers
Disneyland Railroad- Steam Train Engineers
At the Disneyland Resort, every role is a starring role. The Disneyland Railroad's steam train engineers and maintenance team keep the park's five locomotives running smoothly and on time. More than 256.5 million guests have taken the "grand circle tour" around Disneyland since the park opened on July 17, 1955.

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Built in 1894, engine #3 - Fred Gurley, was named after the President of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway. (AT&SF). Gurley was President from 1944 to 1959. The locomotive became a cast member in March 1958.

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Walt Disney's Barn is briefly seen in the background. The barn was moved from his Holmby Hills home in Los Angeles to Griffith Park, where it is now a museum operated by the Carolwood Foundation, featuring history of Walt's love of trains.

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This is the Disneyland "Roundhouse", which is the home for the stream trains and the monorail trains (on top). It's a square building, but still called the "roundhouse".

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Engineer Curtis Flournoy also operates the steam engine on the Mark Twain Riverboat.

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The fireman keeps the pressure (on most of the locomotives) at 150psi. Being the fireman can be a difficult job, depending on the weather, the load, the locomotive and which engineer is pulling the throttle. Putting just the right amount of water in the boiler to keep the water boiling, and controlling how big the fire is takes a lot of practice and patience.

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Every night when each locomotive pulls into the roundhouse, the engineer and fireman clean and wax the engine and tender so that it's shiny and clean the next day.

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