Carolwood Pacific G Scale

Walt Disney Centennial Carolwood Caboose is a limited edition model of the caboose that was almost entirely built by Walt Disney himself. It was created in celebration of Walt Disney’s centennial and life-long love of railroading. The caboose is an official Disneyana exclusive and is part of a limited edition of 500. It comes with a Disney Certificate of Authenticity and Pin.

 You can find one of the 500 made Walt Disney Centennial Carolwood Caboose on various online stores such as eBay and Bonanza. The price of the caboose varies depending on the seller and the condition of the item. This item has been on Display since acquired.

This item is a G-scale replica of the famed Carolwood Pacific Railroad bobber commemorating 100 years. It was made by Hartland Locomotive Works . This caboose is a G-Gauge model of Walt Disney's Carolwood Pacific Railroad Caboose. It comes with a case and is priced at $699.99 .


Michael Broggie's Signature is on Roof of Caboose


Background of Carolwood Pacific Railroad:

The Carolwood Pacific Railroad was a 71⁄4 -inch (184 mm) gauge rideable miniature railroad run by Walt Disney in the backyard of his home in the Holmby Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. It was operational from 1950 to 1953 . The railroad was 2,615 feet (797 m) long and encircled his house. The backyard railroad attracted visitors to Disney’s home; he invited them to ride and occasionally drive his miniature train. In 1953, after an accident occurred in which a guest was injured, the CPRR was closed to the public. The Carolwood Pacific Railroad inspired Disney to include railroad attractions in the design for the Disneyland theme park in Anaheim, California. Railroad attractions in Disney theme parks around the world are now commonplace 

Walt Disney, the owner of the Carolwood Pacific Railroad, was a rail enthusiast. As a young boy, he wanted to become a train engineer like his father's cousin, Mike Martin, who drove main-line trains on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe RailwayDisney's father worked as part of a track installation crew for the Union Pacific Railroad. As a teenager, Disney worked as a news butcher on the Missouri Pacific Railway, where he sold newspapers, candy, cigars, and other products on trains. He sometimes climbed over the tender and into the locomotive's cab while the train was in motion. After he bribed the engineer and fireman with chewing tobacco, they showed him how to operate the locomotive.

Disney renewed his interest in trains after injuries forced him to stop playing polo. Seeking a calmer recreational activity, he purchased several Lionel train sets in late 1947. By 1948, his interest in model trains was evolving into an interest in larger, ridable miniature trains after observing the trains and backyard railroad layouts of several hobbyists. These hobbyists included Disney animator Ollie Johnston, who had a ridable miniature railroad, as well as Disney animator Ward Kimball, who owned the full-size, 3 ft (914 mm) narrow-gauge Grizzly Flats Railroad.






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