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Date: 08/12/19 16:16
Disneyland RR locomotive breaks down
Author: CPRR

From Mice Chat:
Engine Down
Yesterday, around 2:45pm the Disneyland Railroad’s Ward Kimball blew out an axle on the Galaxy’s Edge trestle. The cars were evacuated and then pulled back to New Orleans Square, but the locomotive remained on the tracks for the remainder of the day as it couldn’t be towed back to the roundhouse without heavy reinforcements.  

Some will recall that train conductors warned that the increase in grade of the Railroad between the New Orleans Station and the new Galaxy’s Edge bridges and waterfalls could put extra stress on Disneyland’s aging fleet of locomotives. We have no idea what precipitated this failure, but it does warrant investigation. Which we are sure Disney will do.  

Unfortunately, with one train already down for refurbishment, that leaves just two trains for regular operations until engine no. 5 can be repaired. Be prepared for longer than normal waits for the Disneyland Railroad.   
 



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 08/12/19 16:40 by CPRR.



Date: 08/12/19 16:51
Re: Disneyland RR locomotive breaks down
Author: TomG

Is there any photos that show the new construction?



Date: 08/12/19 18:53
Re: Disneyland RR locomotive breaks down
Author: wcamp1472

“blew out an axle on the
> Galaxy’s Edge trestle”

Locomotive Axles aren’t commonly inflated, or “blow out”..,

Norm Sandley had incorporated HD
truck air-bag suspension equipment on the axles of some engines that his firm built..

If Disney engines were similarly equipped, replacements could be really easy.. And not a serious problem to repair..

( if it was me, I’d R&R all the airbags on the engine, if so equipped..)

W.

Posted from iPhone



Date: 08/12/19 19:27
Re: Disneyland RR locomotive breaks down
Author: CPRR

TomG Wrote:
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> Is there any photos that show the new
> construction?

Go here: https://www.micechat.com/

Scroll down. I could not copy the photos

Posted from iPhone



Date: 08/12/19 20:43
Re: Disneyland RR locomotive breaks down
Author: TomG

Hmmm, Micechat. didnt see that coming. lol Thanks for the link.



Date: 08/13/19 02:54
Re: Disneyland RR locomotive breaks down
Author: KMiddlebrook

Blown Axle?   I would be concerned about the accuracy of any railroad information taken from a blog called "micechat".  The blog posters are likely more famillar with character names than rail terminology.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/13/19 02:58 by KMiddlebrook.



Date: 08/13/19 05:08
Re: Disneyland RR locomotive breaks down
Author: Bridge60

Plus, there are five locomotives on the DLRR...



Date: 08/14/19 12:17
Re: Disneyland RR locomotive breaks down
Author: Josta

From micechat:

John Acosta
Big Bear Lake, CA




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