Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Baltimore Life: Highlandtown Train Garden

Highlandtown kicks off new holiday tradition! -and I think my family will have to take part! This is a great opportunity for kids, grandparents, and families to get into the holiday spirit together this season. With free admission, it makes for a great treat.

For weeks now, in a secret location, model railroading engineers have been assembling East Baltimore’s first public train garden, which will open to the public on Saturday, Dec. 5, at noon at Engine Company 41, Highlandtown’s firehouse at 520 S. Conkling Street.

Construction of the 16-by-eight-foot, two-tier layout was built by volunteers with generous support from community organizations.

The train garden will be open to the public Saturdays and Sundays, noon-5 p.m. and Thursdays, 5-8 p.m., from Dec. 5-27. The layout will also be open Monday, Dec. 28, 5-8 p.m.
The Southeast Anchor Library will host the opening reception, Saturday, Dec. 5, at 11 a.m. The classic film “Polar Express” Southeast Anchor library auditorium Saturday, Dec. 12 at noon with free admission.
See you there!

1 comment:

shellydaly said...

There's also a real "baltimore" train garden in the Glenn Ave. Fire station near Mt. Washington. Nothing too professional about it, but kitsch to the max. Definitely worth seeing. Love those holiday train gardens, thanks for the reminder!