THE PICTURE OF THE DAY – APRIL 21, 2012


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“The Roger E. Broggie”
by Tim Devine
 

The Walt Disney World Railroad Engine #3, The Roger E. Broggie, sits at the platform of the new Fantasyland Station (formerly the old Mickey’s Toontown Fair Station), as passengers board and disembark.  Among other accomplishments, Roger E. Broggie (Walt’s ORIGINAL Imagineer), is known for having developed and constructed the prototype Audio Animatronic (dubbed “Project Little Man”) which became a prototype of sorts for the Abraham Lincoln animatronic for the 1964-65 World’s Fair, and overseeing the development of the Disneyland Railroad, the Disneyland Monorail and the Matterhorn Bobsleds.  He was named a Disney Legend in 1990, at which time Michael Eisner said of Broggie’s mechanical expertise, “without him, Disneyland wouldn’t have happened.”

 

For the complete Disney bio on Mr. Broggie, visit his official Disney Legends page.

 

Technical Details:  Canon 5dMk2, Canon 17-40 L, 1/200 sec, f/5.6, ISO 100
Post Processing:  Adobe Photoshop CS5 Raw Conversion, Custom Topaz Adjust Blend, with contrast enhancement and vignette
Photo taken 4/6/2012.
  
Walt Disney World Railroad, Fantasyland, Magic Kingdom
 
 
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