Walt Disney loved trains.
Growing up near the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway in Kansas City, Walt Disney developed a love for trains. He always had an elaborate model train set up in his office and, in 1948, even installed a miniature railroad in his backyard with trains he could actually ride on. He named the railway the Carolina Pacific, after his home address, and the steam engine “Lilly Belle” after his wife. His backyard railroad was built by a fellow Disney engineer, had half a mile worth of track, and featured a 70-foot-long underground tunnel.