It’s time once again to continue our grand circle tour of the steam engines of the Disneyland Railroad, this time with Engine No. 4 – the Ernest S. Marsh.
Since the Disneyland Railroad was originally known as the Santa Fe & Disneyland Railroad, this engine, added on July 25, 1959, was named for Ernest S. Marsh – who was the current president of Santa Fe Railroad at the time. It was built in 1925 by Baldwin Locomotive Works in Philadelphia, Penn. – the same company that built its fellow Disneyland Railroad engine, the Fred Gurley. The Ernest S. Marsh was recently featured for the very first time outside of Disneyland park since it joined the Disneyland Railroad, at at Railroad Days 2013 in Fullerton, Calif., in May.
Here are some specs for the Ernest S. Marsh:
- Stack Design: Diamond
- Scale: Full
- Track Gauge: 36″
- Wheel arrangement: 0-4-0 Switcher, converted to 2-4-0
- Weight: 23,700 lbs.
Just one more to go! Check back for the last steam engine in our series, named for a person who is very important to us Disney fans. Any guesses?