Original Track from Walt Disney's Backyard Railroad.

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Original Track from Walt Disney's Backyard Railroad.
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This item SOLD at 2018 Jul 07 @ 12:57UTC-7 : PDT/MST
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(Disney, 1949) A large section of track from Walt Disney's backyard railroad, the Carolwood Pacific Railroad. This unique, highly-engineered section of track was built at the Walt Disney Studios machine shop by Imagineer Roger Broggie and his staff. This section of cross track is the largest remaining piece of Walt's backyard railroad known to still exist. After Walt passed, the aluminum track was removed from his Carolwood property and donated to the Los Angeles Live Steamers where it formed the "Disney Loop" at their Griffith Park layout. In the 1990s, the track was replaced with steel rail and this iconic cross section, shown in photos with Walt Disney and the Lilly Belle locomotive, was saved. The cross track is mounted on a sturdy, framed plywood board with the correct gravel ballast affixed to the display. Below the track is a plaque noting the track's significance and history. For years, this framed track was a highlight of a display at Walt Disney's barn in Griffith Park. The framed display measures 47"x84.25" and is in very good condition with expected wear from use, including the personal use and enjoyment of Walt Disney himself.