Ask The Disney Experts Discuss WDW RailRoad in the Ask The Experts forums; Does anyone know what the Disney World RailRoad is powered by? I thought they were steam engines, but I read somewhere that they get like 700 feet per gallon of ...
Does anyone know what the Disney World RailRoad is powered by? I thought they were steam engines, but I read somewhere that they get like 700 feet per gallon of gas? If they use steam, do they burn coal? or wood?
Thank you for helping me answer this!
The engines were definitely originally designed to burn wood or coal. Today they are powered by cleaner burning diesel fuel. Don't know the mileage though!
- Brant Wigginton
just to clarify a bit... the heat (power) is generated by burning of diesel fuel.. but that in turn powers the steam engine. -- So they are technically Diesel powered steam engines.
It was probably already clear, oh well
To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge.
And while the WDWRR trains are Diesel-powered steam engines, at Animal Kingdom, you find direct-driven diesel power (no steam)..
Actually rather than diesel I was thinking it was #2 fuel oil used to het the boilers of the steam engines.
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You are correct I toook the Magic behind our Steam Trains tour and the trains do indeed burn fuel oil NOT diesel.... and the AK train is indeed a direct diesel engine.
Originally Posted by bigbrian-nc.com
I hope that clears thing up.
#2 Low Sulfer Diesel is used at the MK on the trains.