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The 17th Annual Holiday Train Show

Tuesday, November 24 2009

New York Central train at the 17th Annual Holiday Train Show in the New York Botanical Garden. Photo by Wally Gobetz.

(Wally Gobetz has posted a wonderful set of pictures of the 17th Annual Holiday Train Show on flickr. Click on the picture to see the rest of the set and see the details of licensing.)

There’s something about trains and this time of year. While in many parts of the World Father Christmas arrives in a sleigh pulled by reindeer in many parts of Britain he prefers to travel by steam train.

In the New York Botanical Garden’s Enid A. Haupt Conservatory from November 23, 2007 to January 13, 2007, sixteen model trains, including the Union Pacific, New York Central, and Great Northern Railway, rumble over bridges and along 1,000 feet of winding tracks past scaled replicas of New York landmarks past and present.

A hat tip to the Daily Telegraph where you can see even more pictures of this remarkable ‘garden railway’.

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