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No. 2 E.P. Ripley

Engine No. 2, the E.P. Ripley, was named after a past president of the Santa Fe Railroad.

The engine is a 4-4-0, built by Disney in 1955. Like the C.K. Holliday, the E.P. Ripley was also modeled on the Lilly Belle from the Carolwood Pacific Railroad. However, it has a different stack and trim to set it apart from the Holliday. The E.P. Ripley pulled the freight train, while the Holliday pulled the passenger train.

The E.P. Ripley received a refurbishment in the late 1990s, and was rededicated on March 27, 1999.

Pictures of the No. 2 E.P. Ripley.

Engine Statistics
NameE.P. RipleyNumber2
Wheel arr./type4-4-0 AmericanStack designCap stack
BuilderWED
Burbank, California
Year1955
Construction number12555Original ownerRetlaw Enterprises
Park service dateJuly 17, 1955Scale5/8ths
Gauge36"Length34'-10"
Weight22,500 lbs.FuelDistillate #2 low-sulfur reformulated
Boiler pressure150 psi.Boiler barrel diameter32"
Cylinder size10" x 16"Valve gearStephenson
Driver diameter36"Lead truck diameter18"
Tender capacity565 gal. water/250 gal. oilColorsGreen cab/red wheels
NamesakeEdward Payson Ripley
(1845-1920)
First president of the reorganized Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway in 1895
Information from "Walt Disney's Railroad Story" by Michael Broggie, used with the author's permission. For more information, visit The Carolwood Pacific Historical Society.