An update on the event and some great news on additional steam at the Ranch:
Exciting news! The Carolwood Foundation 2011 Rail Trip on May 21 & 22 just got bigger and better! The centerpiece of the weekend is the reunion of the original Santa Fe & Disneyland combine coach with Retlaw 1 passenger coaches. We've just learned that the owners of two additional steam locomotives have graciously agreed to operate their engines at this historic event! The Ann Marie, a 0-4-0 Porter owned by Tom Gazsi and Gary Smith, as well as the Deanna, an 0-4-2 Baldwin owned by George Thagard, will steam up at the legendary Santa Margarita Ranch.
This is in addition to the presentations by Disney and Pixar luminaries during the trips to San Luis Obispo aboard the Silver Lariat and Silver Splendor, and the Saturday evening celebration of Disney storytelling. The combine hasn't been operated in over 35 years and there's no guarantee that we'll ever run it again. We hope you can join us for this remarkable celebration!
For those of you who have already registered, we changed our headquarters hotel to the Courtyard by Marriott. They've given us a better rate than the Embassy Suites and are ready to accept your reservations now: 805-786-4200. Please mention "Carolwood" when calling.
If you have not yet registered, there are still a few seats available on the Silver Lariat, leaving Oakland, CA. The Silver Splendor, out of Los Angeles, and the "drive yourself" options are sold out, but we'll gladly add your name to a wait list if you're interested. We've already been able to accommodate a few people on the wait list, so don't hesitate if you'd like to join us: Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
You're welcome to read more details about the trip on our web site at http://www.carolwood.org/event.html
As always, thank you for your support of Walt Disney's Railroad Legacy, and we hope to see you in May!