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Michael Broggie made a trip to Disney in 1995 while conducting research for his book, Walt Disney's Railroad Story. During his visit he asked his guide about what became of the campground trains. Soon Michael was brought to a storage yard (Disney's term for swamp) and was shown a horrible sight of the engines & coaches rusting and rotting away. Michael soon met with members of the Carolwood Pacific Historical Society to discuss ways of possibly aquiring the trains for members to restore.

After five years of negotiating, the twelve remaining passenger cars and all four engines were acquired and transported to various society members located in California and Oregon. Engine #1 went to Jim Zordich in Oregon, #2 & #3 both went to Bill Dundas in California, and the #4 went to Michael Campbell also located in California.

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