Thursday, February 5, 2015

Disney and Lionel

When Walt Disney commissioned artist Herb Ryman to create a piece of concept art of Disneyland to show to the bankers, his instructions were clear: “Herbie,” Walt said, “I just want it to look like nothing else in the world. And it should be surrounded by a train.” Walt’s love for trains can be traced all the way back to his days as a young boy growing up in Marceline, Missouri, and spanned the breadth of his amazing life.

Walt with his girls on the Lilly Belle
Photo courtesy of The Walt Disney Company, ©Disney

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