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New York Botanical Garden
Holiday Train Show

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G scale trains run on 1,200 feet of track in the conservatory
of the NY Botanical Garden.  Above, NY Central 'crosses the
Brooklyn Bridge' in a fantasy scene created by artist Paul Busse.

Imagine the New York Central rumbling across the Brooklyn Bridge; 2 FL9s pulling silver streamlined observation cars; high above the 1799 version of Gracie Mansion.  The incredibly detailed bridges and buildings are all made of plants, leaves, nuts, seeds, berries, bark, and twigs; created by a backwoods artist from Tennessee.  This is what one sees at the annual Holiday Train Show at the New York Botanical Garden; in the Bronx; accessible by train.

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Manhattan Bridge

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Amongst the children brought to the train show, one can easily spot the future foamer, a 4 year old standing transfixed patiently waiting for the next pass of the Erie Lackawanna freight train.  The adult railfans are also easy to spot, they are the ones standing transfixed patiently waiting for the next pass of the Erie Lackawanna freight train.  At left and below, an ALCO RS3 pulls freight, including a boxcars marked, 'Route of Phoebe Snow,' 'Nickel Plate,' and Chesapeake & Ohio.

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Above: New York Botanical Garden
Conservatory; Right: Apollo Theater

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Link: New York Botanical Garden

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