Name of the railroad is an in joke. Walt Kelly's friend Disney Animator Ward Kimball was a rail buff who had a full size train setup behind his rural home with that same name.
Art submitted on February 19, 1947. Synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (M. Lilien, 1982).
Adapted from Bongo in the animated feature Fun and Fancy Free (1947).