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A typical Baldwin 4-6-0 of the railway

Ferrocarriles Unidos de Yucatán was a 3 ft (914 mm) narrow gauge[1] railroad that operated in the state of Yucatán in Mexico. The last two 4-4-0 steam locomotives (No. 80 and No. 81) built by Baldwin Locomotive Works were made for this railroad in 1946.[2] Locals nicknamed its locomotives as toros de fuego (bulls of fire).[3][4]

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Disney connectionEdit

 
A 1916-built Baldwin 4-4-0 No. 66, now operating on the WDWRR as No. 4 Roy O. Disney

Five of the railroad's steam locomotives were bought by Roger Broggie on behalf of The Walt Disney Company in 1969.[3] Four of them built by Baldwin Locomotive Works; a 4-4-0 in 1916, two 4-6-0s in 1925, and a 2-6-0 in 1928, were completely rebuilt and are currently operating on the Walt Disney World Railroad (WDWRR).[3][5] The remaining locomotive built in 1902 by Pittsburgh Locomotive and Car Works, was not restored due to its poor condition and was sold to an unknown locomotive broker.[3] Some of its parts were used as donors to repair the four Baldwin locomotives.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Surviving Steam Locomotive Search - Bay Lake, Florida
  2. ^ Leaphart (2016), p. 91.
  3. ^ a b c d Broggie, Michael. Walt Disney's Railroad Story: The Small-Scale Fascination That Led to a Full-Scale Kingdom, 4th ed., pp. 316-325, The Donning Company Publishers, 2014. ISBN 978-1-57864-914-3.
  4. ^ Best, Gerald M. (1968), Mexican Narrow Gauge (1st ed.), Howell North, ISBN 978-0831070731
  5. ^ Souza, Dave (September 6, 2007). "Train Ride or Time Travel? Disney's narrow-gauge steam trains still chug around park". The Ledger. Archived from the original on March 13, 2019. Retrieved March 13, 2019.
  6. ^ Leaphart (2016), p. 66.

BibliographyEdit

  • Leaphart, David (2016). Walt Disney World Railroads Part 3: Yucatan Jewels (1st ed.). Steel Wheel on Steel Rail Studio. ISBN 978-1-533-03707-7.

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