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Old 09-22-2012, 10:30 PM   #1
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Fort Wilderness Railroad Tour - Sept 30th

Hi Folks,

As part of the Carolwood Pacific Historical Society's annual meeting, a brief tour of key spots on the old railroad will be held Sunday, Sept 30th. It will begin at 9:00am at the Trails End Restaurant and last about 2 hours. If you are at the Fort on the 30th and would like to attend, please join us!

Also, as part of the annual meeting, the Disney Railroads Train Show will be held at the Wilderness Lodge Vacation Club's Carolwood Pacific Room on Saturday, the 29th, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm. This room is off the main lobby of the vacation club. There will be a heavy emphasis on the Fort Wilderness Railroad including attendance by a number of former Fort Wilderness Railroad cast members!

Hope to see you there!
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Old 09-23-2012, 07:34 AM   #2
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Thank you for the invite. I sure wish we could be there.
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Old 09-23-2012, 08:59 AM   #3
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Sounds like a lot of fun.... miss the old railroad through the fort.
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Old 09-23-2012, 04:41 PM   #4
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Sounds fascinating! My parents are FL residents, ill pass this info along to them, I think they would be interested!
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Old 09-24-2012, 07:02 PM   #5
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David,

Thanks for the update. We had a poster refer to this meeting a few days ago.

I have your books and really appreciate the work you put into them. I met Dave Dietzel, a FWRR cast member, at the Fort this past March and I wrote about him and you in my trip report. See post #29.

http://www.disboards.com/showthread....2896540&page=2

Can you come back afterwards and tell us something about the weekend? We would appreciate it.

Keep up the good work on long live the FWRR.

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Old 09-24-2012, 10:26 PM   #6
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Hi Bama_Ed,

I am really glad you got to meet Dave. Through the book work, he has become a good friend. If you happen to have the second edition of the Photo Galleries book, look at page 89. There you'll find a young Dave Dietzel.

At this point, Dave plans to be at the Saturday Rail Show at the Lodge.

For the weekend, this is the annual meeting of the Carolwood Pacific Historical Society. This is the society formed by Michael Broggie (Roger E. Broggie's son). It's purpose is to promote Walt's huge love of the rails!

Thursday evening is a dinner get-together at Wolfgang Puck's. Following on Friday morning is a special edition of the Behind the Steam Trains tour in the Kingdom. Friday afternoon is a presentation backstage by Michael Broggie on Walt and railroading. Saturday morning is a special backstage tour in the Kingdom. Saturday afternoon (1:00pm to 5:00pm) is a gathering and rail display show at the Lodge's Vacation Club. Sunday morning (9 to 11), I'll be conducting a walkaround tour of key spots on the old FWRR. A BBQ follows the tour.

It's a fun weekend! I hope all can join us on Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning.

Take care,
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Old 09-25-2012, 07:19 PM   #7
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My hudband and myself will be there for the meeting as well.
2nd year as Carolwood members.
1st year we ran into this group, was when a gentlemen who owned one of the original train cars had it had the fort for the week. With my hudband being a train fan I had to take him for a lookie.
Dave looking forward to catching up on Thursday
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