Wednesday, April 18, 2007 at 11:17 pm
Disneyland Steam Engines, Now on Biodiesel
Both Disneyland and Walt Disney World have a railroad: each has a small fleet of refurbished narrow-gauge steam locomotives running on a couple of miles of track around the park. Even though they’re steam engines, they’re also kind of diesels: the fireboxes are heated by diesel fuel rather than coal or Bunker C. Starting this year, though, the Disneyland steam engines have been running on biodiesel. (The fuel is mostly soybean oil.) The engines, which range from 50 to more than a hundred years old, seem to be working well on the new fuel. Via Boing Boing. Photo by Rich Martin; see also the Disney Railroads Flickr group.