Another remnant of the original concept of Disneyland California Adventure has been removed as part of the theme park's $1-billion makeover.
The classic passenger train, on the west side of Sunshine Plaza near Condor Falls, was recently removed with the aid of a 90-ton crane.
The California Zephyr was removed overnight on August 5,2011, put on a flat bed truck and donated to the Western Pacific Railroad Museum in Portola, California.
Part of California Adventure Park since the theme park opened in 2001, the train operated as an ice cream shop and a bakery. Walt Disney's love of trains made this donation a perfect fit.
While the train cars were replicas, the cab used to be an operational locomotive that was part of the famous train line that originally ran from 1949 to 1970. The train line was 2,438 miles long and ran from Chicago to Emeryville, California.
The number on the cab of the locomotive was 804-A, a nod to the last locomotive to lead a westbound California Zephyr into Oakland, California on March 20, 1970.
I love trains also, how about you????? DR LEE
side note...The Golden Gate Bridge that was at the entrance has also been removed, and those famous letters out front of the entrance to Disney California Adventure that spelled "CALIFORNIA" are now history.