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    Fort Wilderness Train

    I saw the video of the Fort Wilderness Train in the member download section. Is the train still in existence?
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    No. The train was discontinued many years ago.
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    Thanks Ace. Are the tracks still there?
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    Some pieces of track my still be there but sadly the train will never run at Fort Wilderness Again It was so cool to ride around while Mom and Dad set up the site, when we saw our bikes at the station we knew it was time to go home.
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    The last tracks were pulled up a few years ago. The sidewalk that can be followed out to the outpost and also the portion that runs by the Meadows trading post were part of the original track bed. And as my Daughter says - it was great way to get rid of the kids while getting the camp set -up! And they thought it was for their benefit!

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    The engines and some of the cars are owned privately by an organization interested in the preservation of the railroad. A couple of the cars were once used as ticket booths at Pleasure Island.

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    Was the wilderness train like the one in AK?

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    It was more like the one at MK. It was a narrow guage train, but the tracks were never laid properly, so kept coming loose requiring a lot of maintenance in order to prevent derailments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ftwildernessguy
    It was more like the one at MK. It was a narrow guage train, but the tracks were never laid properly, so kept coming loose requiring a lot of maintenance in order to prevent derailments.
    I'm shocked it didn't cause a death

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    I remember riding it all the time as a kid. If memory serves, you can still see the remnants of some trestles at FW. If I could bring back one thing from nostalgia, FW RR would be it. It really lent a lot to the overall FW theme. I believe that Pleasure Island still uses the cars as their ticket booths.
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    As an aside, the train was the original transportation from the Parking lot to River Country. It was eventually replaced by a tram, but that lacked the "fun" of the train. Alas, now both the train ad River Country are gone. No more Slippery Rock Slide or white water raft ride.
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    thank you!!! I completely forgot about these trains....


    nice memories....

    another thing I really wish WDW would bring back - oh well at least the MK train is still around...

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