Disney Sisters: All Aboard: The Wonderful World of Disney Trains

All Aboard: The Wonderful World of Disney Trains

All Aboard: The Wonderful World of Disney Trains
by Dana Amendola

"Yes, in one way or another I have always loved trains." - Walt Disney

Choo! Choo! Anyone who's had a chance to ride around Disneyland Park on the Disneyland Railroad, has experienced that sense of adventure and magic Walt felt as a boy when it came to trains.  If you know much about Walt Disney, then you probably already know that he was a huge train afficianado. If you like trains or are interested in Disney history, All Aboard: The Wonderful World of Disney Trains (Disney Editions Deluxe) is an incredible book to add to your collection. It would be a great conversation starter as a coffee table book. This book is beautiful. It's the type of book you would find in a museum, filled with interesting facts and rail history exploring the wide variety of trains in Disney history. We had no idea how many trains are in Walt Disney films from Casey Jr. in Dumbo, Aristocats, Incredibles, Paul Bunyan, The Three Caballeros, The Lone Ranger to the famous opening runaway train scene on Toy Story 3. Even the opening from Walt Disney Pictures' logo features a steam train sequence!


Here's a look at the Chapters in All Aboard: The Wonderful World of Disney Trains that have had us glued to each of the 192 pages. The book, which was released a month ago, also includes a foreward by the train loving John Lasseter.

1. Keep Moving Forward
Walt Disney Works on the Railroad

2. Born on a Train
The True Story of Mickey Mouse

3. Trains in Disney Film
From Paper to Pixels

4. Four Men, Four Trains
A Shared Passion for the Rails

5. Behind the Roundhouse
The Not-So-Hidden-Secrets of Disney Trains

6. Trains in the American Vernacular
Railroad Terminology in American Dialogue


Here's the excerpt taken from the front flap of the book:

"Walt Disney's love of trains began an early age. As a young boy, he like to brag but his uncle was an engineer on the actress in Topeka and Santa Fe Railway but it also instilled in him the sense of adventure the trains could provide. As a teenager, he worked a board the Missouri Pacific Railroad as a news butcher. 

His deep affection for the rails would insert itself into just about every aspect of the magical world he went on to create. From the Iconic Mickey Mouse being born on a train ride from New York to Los Angeles, to the animated and live action films he produced like Mickey's Steamroller (1934) and The Great Locomotive Chase (1956) to the steam trains that circle rate on the Disney parks around the world, trains played, and continue to play, and important role at the Walt Disney Company.


All aboard explores the wide variety of trains in Disney's history, accompanied by rare photographs from the Walt Disney archives and unseen conceptual art work behind the trains in the movies and theme parks. Never been exclusively trained on this fascinating topic. Fans of Disney history, real history enthusiast, and armchair traveler's and like will be captivated by this museum quality book."
"It’s usually said that it was “all started by a mouse” – but did you know that iconic mouse was invented while on a train ride? Since its inception, The Walt Disney Company has often ridden the rails to tell its stories, whether in a theme park, live-action movie, or animated film. All Aboard explores the wide variety of trains in Disney’s history, accompanied by rare photographs from the Disney Archives and heretofore unseen conceptual artwork behind the trains in the movies and theme parks. Never before has such a comprehensive focus been exclusively trained on this fascinating topic."


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