Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Ollie's Backyard Train


Some cool pics with Ollie Johnston running his backyard railroad for his and the Thomas kids from next door. Approximately late 1940s. 
Ollie never outgrew his fascination for model trains. Even late in life he enjoyed having people over for a ride around his property. From Ted Thomas' documentary Growing Up with Nine Old Men.

Here is a previous post on Ollie's backyard train:



  1. There is something rather endearing about kids (and older kids) enjoying the train ride and having fun.
    Reminded me of this post https://andreasdeja.blogspot.com/2014/11/more-ollie.html?m=1
    (still baffles me how such a tiny train can carry several grown men)

  2. Do you have any idea what Ted Thomas might be doing these days? I hope he would continue to make more documentaries.