I don't know how many of you have seen these videos, but they are definitely worth another look. These videos feature a full hour of the Tomorrow Show with Tom Snyder visiting Ward at his home in San Gabriel in the 1970's. (Not sure of the exact year)
This show includes Ward's private three acre backyard railroad known as "The Grizzly Flats Railroad", his toy train collection, lots of memorabilia and some great Disney stories and much more. So if you have not seen these videos before, sit back, take a load off and enjoy one of the finest hours in television history.
Ward Kimball - Part One
Ward Kimball - Part Two
Ward Kimball - Part Three
Ward Kimball - Part Four
Ward Kimball - Part Five
Ward Kimball - Part Six
Ward Kimball - Part Seven
According to Wikipedia: In the 1990's, Ward donated the "Emma Nevada" to the Orange Empire Railroad Museum and Coach #5, as well a sum of money to build a new shed at the museum for the train. The "Chloe", sightseeing cars, caboose, boxcar and cattle car remained at the railroad to continue the weekend steam-ups. Ward died in 2002, but his sons continued to operate the little locomotive until 2006. The "Chloe" and the rest of the rolling stock was moved to the museum to join the "Emma Nevada" and Coach #5. The Kimball family donated the rest of the equipment to the museum because the railroad was decaying and none of the family could take care of it.
Here are some pictures of Ward's home (as close as I could get) that I took in November of last year. Definitely not the same place anymore.