Disney, Dali, and toy trains

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10 Responses to “Disney, Dali, and toy trains”

  1. andyosaurus says:

    Right you are – I believe that’s Walt’s 1/8 scale “Carolwood Pacific” railroad in his backyard. Of course, it has a Wikipedia page!
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carolwood_Pacific_Railroad

  2. Damn, that’s so awesome. 

  3. ceeb says:

    the version of Destino you are currently linking to isn’t right – it has the original music replaced halfway thru with a Janelle Monae song… I’d never seen it before and was seriously questioning the choice of music until I found the unaltered version!  Watched it again and was much relieved.  (plus it looks SO much better in HD)
    Here’s the proper link (HD with the original score):  http://youtu.be/1dIznsAdTOE

  4. autonym says:

    Is it just me, or do they look uncannily similar? Pondering the possibilities of miniature locomotives in the field of doppelganger generation?

  5. “Pretty good, needs more melted watches and ants on the tracks.”

  6. Lobster says:

    Disney would always regret the day he showed Dali his clock collection…

  7. Sekino says:

    Oh I wish I had a pencil thin mustache…

  8. Gene says:

    Walt’s Carolwood Pacific train, including the locomotive “Lilly Belle” seen here, is on display at the fantastic Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco’s Presidio. (There’s also a replica in the Main Street railroad station at Disneyland.)

  9. Eskimo says:

    The Carolwood Pacific Railroad wasn’t built until 1950. Dali’s direct involvement with “Destino” ended sometime in 1946 (I believe), so he must have been in Hollywood post-1950 for some other purpose. Neat photo though!

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