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Walt Disney World Railroad

4 trains are part of the WDW railroad; each train has 5 cars and can hold approximately 360 Guests and 2 wheelchairs. The train names are: Walter E. Disney (red), Lilly Belle (green),Roger E. Broggie (yellow),Roy O. Disney (blue).

10 miles per hour is the touring speed of the WDW railroad trains travel at while taking you on your scenic journey around the park.

1.5 mile grand-circle tour on the Walt Disney World Railroad, which will take about 20 minutes.

1.5 million guests ride the WDW Railroad each year

7 cars make a complete train set, 1 locomotive, and 1 tender and 5 passenger cars

365 guests can ride the train at one time

1,837 gallons of water are carried in the tender

664 gallons of fuel is also carried in the tender

2 or 3 trips the tender needs to topped off with water

1925 is when the Walter E. Disney was built

4-6-0 is the wheel configuration on the locomotive of the Walter E. Disney

58444 is the serial number of the Walter E Disney locomotive

44 inches is the driver diameter of the Walter E. Disney

67,000 pounds is the dry weight of the Walter E. Disney locomotive and tender

1928 is when the Lilly Belle was constructed

2-6-0 is the wheel configuration of the Lilly Belle

44 inches is the driver diameter of the Lilly Belle

61,000 pounds is the dry weight of the Lily Belle locomotive and tender

1925 is when Roger E. Broggie was constructed

4-6-0 is the wheel configuration of the Roger E. Broggie

44 inches is the diameter of the drive wheel of the Roger E. Broggie

67,000 is the dry weight of the Roger E. Broggie locomotive and tender

1916 is when the Roy O Disney was constructed

4-4-0 is the wheel configuration of the Roy O Disney

42915 is the serial number of the Roy O Disney Locomotive

46 inches is the drive wheel diameter of the Roy O Disney

51,000 is the dry weight of the Roy O Disney locomotive and tender

3 cast member man each train, 1 Conductor, 1 Engineer, 1 Fireman

4 sets of passengers cars are in service, they are red, yellow, blue, green. The green cars only appear during the park opening, as they are missing the safety rails on the left, this is so the cast members can exit on the left during the opening show.

1 bridge near Frontierland is part of a 2 lane bridge from the original Florida Flagler Route.

Monorail

50 million people use the monorail each year, making this world’s busiest monorail system in the world.

150,000 guest use the monorail system per day

14.7 miles is the total beam length of the Monorail system at WDW, which covers 2 theme parks and 3 resorts and 1 parking lot

337 individual track beams were used on the original monorail loop that consisted of the resort hotels and Magic Kingdom. Each track beam is 85 to 110 feet in length, and weighs 55 tons.

3 monorails were in operation on opening day in 1971, they were orange, green, and gold.

$1,000,000 per mile is the estimate cost to build the monorail system.

12 Mark VI monorails trains are in service today each train is identified by a color, the following colored trains are still in service, Peach, Teal, Red, Coral, Orange, Gold, Yellow, Lime, Green, Blue, Silver, and Black.  Purple has been retired

6 cars per every Mark VI monorail train.

203’ 6” is the overall length of the Mark VI Monorail trains. With a height of 10 feet 10.5 inches tall.

124 tires are on each train of Mark VI monorail train

300-372 guests are the capacity of a Mark VI 6-car monorail.

4,200 feet of track was originally installed, and has been expanded since that original track was installed.

171 feet is the total length of a 5 car monorail train.

201 feet is the total length of a 5 car monorail train.

50 miles per hour is the maximum speed of the monorail, but they typically don’t exceed 40 miles per hour.

50 tons is the gross weight of an empty 6-car monorail train.

10 selections are on the Monorail Master Control Unit (MCU), 5 forward, 1 center, and 4 back. The 5 forward positions are propulsion selections labeled P-1 through P-5. They correspond to speed traveled as follows: P-1- 15 mph, P-2= 20 mph, P-3= 25 mph, P-4= 30 mph, P-5= 40 mph. The 4 back are labeled B-1 to B4; they correspond to breaking the higher the number the harder the brakes. The 1 center is a neutral.

8 electric motors are on each monorail train.

113 horsepower are delivers from each monorail motor.

600 volts of DC power is generated from each electric motor.

99.9% up time for the monorail system.  Each train is strict maintenance schedule to keep these running as well as they do.

4 million plus miles is the approximate total miles the monorail has traveled since 1971.

50,000 guests use the monorail each day at WDW

26 inches is the width on the Monorail track

40 MPH is the average speed of the Monorail

77,427 feet is the total track length

65 feet is the highest point of the track

300 guests can ride on the Mark IV monorail

400 beams were used to construct the original track

110 feet long is each section (beam) of track

1 million dollars were need to extend the monorail in 1982

200 pilots operate the monorail system that keeps WDW guests moving each day

2009 was the first year in the 48 year history that there was a fatal accident

1 death occurred in 2009 as a result of a head on collision of 2 monorails, a 21 year monorail pilot, Austin Wuennenberg died at the scene of the accident at the TTC at 2 am Sunday July 5, 2009

9/1/71 is when Monorail Orange was put into service and delivered 4/5/71.

9/1/71 is when Monorail Green was put into service and delivered 5/20/71.

9/1/71 is when Monorail Gold was put into service and delivered 6/15/71.

9/20/71 is when Monorail Blue was put into service

11/7/71 is when Monorail Red was put into service

12/3/71 is when Monorail Yellow was put into service

7/3/72 is when Monorail Pink was put into service

8/16/72 is when Monorail Silver was put into service

11/14/72 is when Monorail Purple was put into service

12/22/72 is when Monorail Black was put into service

5,511,200 KWH is the Total system per year on the Monorail Mark IV

137 KWH is the Per train operating energy consumption per hour on the Monorail IV

11.52 KWH is the Per train Mile energy consumption on the Monorail Mark IV

5 Mark IV cars empty weighs 92,000 lb.

5 Mark IV cars gross weight is 122,600 lb.

6 Mark IV cars empty weighs 108,500 lb.

6 Mark IV cars gross weight is 145,100 lb.

1971 is when the express beam, resort beam and spur and roundhouse where added

1974 the roadhouse was expanded

1981 the Epcot beam was installed

4 trains is the maximum allowed on the Epcot beam

4 trains is the maximum allowed on the express and resort beams

WaterCraft

Ferries

3 ferryboats run the TTC to Magic Kingdom route. Currently named Admiral Joe Fowler (Green Panels), Richard F Irvine (Red Panels), General Joe Potter (Blue Panels).

1972 is when Walt Disney Imagineering designed the Magic kingdom class ferryboats

120'- 0" long is the length of the Magic Kingdom class Ferryboat

34'-10" wide is the width of the Magic Kingdom class Ferryboat

5'-6" deep at keel is the depth of the Magic Kingdom Class Ferryboat

190 tons is the displacement of the Magic Kingdom Class Ferryboat

7.0 knots is the top speed of the Magic Kingdom Class Ferryboat

2 Caterpillar engines Model 3406 are used to propel the Magic Kingdom Class Ferry boats.

12-cylinder diesel engines are used to propel the Magic Kingdom Class Ferryboats.

2 props are used on each of the Magic Kingdom Ferryboats

2 rudders are used on each of the Magic Kingdom Ferryboats

1976 introduced the Kingdom Queen class Ferryboat

2001 the ferryboats received a facelift and updating

600 to 650 guests can fit on each of the Ferryboats

3 cast members are the full crew that are assigned to the Ferryboats

1 mile is the distance from the TTC to the Magic Kingdom

5 minutes is the length of the typically Ferryboat trip

2004 is when the new loading ramps were put into service; this helped negate the problem of the fluctuating water levels

$1,250,000 dollars to build the Kingdom Queen class of ferryboats in 1976

2 restrooms are on the Kingdom Queen Ferryboats, they are only unlocked during charter cruises

36" diameter brass prop is on each end of the Ferryboats

12-volt battery power and 2 separately run diesel generators as well, used to startup and supply electrical power.

Cruisers & Launches

3 Castaway class motor Cruisers are used at WDW

66'-1" long is the length of the Castaways Motor Cruiser

12'-0" wide is the width of the Castaways Motor Cruiser

3'-6" deep at keel of the Castaways Motor Cruiser

23 tons is the weight of the Castaways Motor Cruiser

2 engines with 4-cylinder Perkins marine diesel engines are on each of the Castaways Motor Cruiser.  Originally Disney used Detroit Diesel engines, in the first 2 Cruisers and the 6 Launches, until 1982.

2 props are used on the Castaways Motor Cruiser

2 rudders are used on the Castaways Motor Cruiser

24 inch diameter is the dimensions of the steering wheel of the Castaways Motor Cruiser

1995 was the year that the Mermaid I class was put into service

2 cast members are the crew of the Castaway class cruisers

6 - 39-passenger motor launches and 3 120-passenger motor cruisers on Seven Seas Lagoon and Bay Lake (transporting guests among 5 resorts and Magic Kingdom)

Friendship Boats (Water Taxis)

8 water taxis operate at WDW

1982 is when the water taxis were all built

1996 the colors were changed to reflect the circa 1900's look of the new Disney Boardwalk Resort and pier.

4 T-shaped Water taxi Docks are along the shores of the World Showcase Lagoon.

2 Perkins engines each with 4 cylinder 236ci powered by diesel engines are on each water taxi

66 feet is the length of the water taxi

8 100-passenger Friendship boats are used on World Showcase Lagoon at Epcot and on waterways connecting the Epcot resort area with Disney's Hollywood Studios and Epcot

6 40-passenger Sassagoula River Cruise boats touring a 3-mile canal between Disney’s Port Orleans Resort and Downtown Disney (every 30 minutes beginning at 11 a.m. and continuing until 11 p.m.)

1 24-passenger West Side Shuttle boat on Village Lake between the Marketplace dock, Pleasure Island dock and West Side dock (operating daily after 4:30 p.m.)