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    • December 1, 2019 8:31 PM EST
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      Holiday Trains 2019 (Personal and Public Displays)

      It's my favorite time of the year again, the holiday season. One of my favorite things about my favorite season is the prevalence of trains! Train gardens, as they are known in the Baltimore area, have been a holiday tradition for generations. It was probably at one of these train gardens that I had my first exposure to model trains as a young child.

       

      Please feel free to post pics and info about any and all holiday train displays that you would like to share. Whether it be a display your club is involved in, or the train under your tree, show us your holiday trains in 2019!

      ( ALL SCALES WELCOME)

      This post was edited by Joe Loll at December 1, 2019 8:34 PM EST
    • December 2, 2019 8:33 AM EST
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      The Susquehanna Valley Garden Railway Society has set up a large display for many years at Rocky Ridge Park in York, PA.  It is approximately 20x50 ft and is one of the highlights of their Christmas Magic light show that runs from Nov 29th to Dec 31st. The display includes both indoor and outdoor trains running through holiday scenery.  The kids especially look forward to the Thomas train we run each year.

      Here is the website for the show:

      https://www.yorkpa.org/event/christmas-magic-a-festival-of-lights/28012/

       

    • December 2, 2019 9:06 AM EST
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      The Garden Factory in Rochester, NY has had a wonderful G Scale layout since 1994.  Originally built by Peter Todd and Dave Rouse the layout was significantly refurbished in 2012 and runs each day from Thanksgiving to Dec 31.

      Check it out here: 

      https://www.gardenfactoryny.com/seasonal-events/model-train-display

      This post was edited by Tom Bowdler at December 2, 2019 9:08 AM EST
    • December 2, 2019 9:33 AM EST
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      The Canadian Pacific's two "Holiday Trains" (Christmas Trains) have both started their annual tours.

    • December 2, 2019 9:40 AM EST
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      Canadian Pacific's Holiday Trains schedule:

      https://www.cpr.ca/holiday-train

       

    • December 21, 2019 5:57 PM EST
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      Was surprise this year posting....Not much to see on home Christmas trees. Even decorations or a Trains running around the tree. 

      Here is ours

      So not much this year . We put up one of our detailed Trolley going around our Tree just for the grand kids

      Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all.

      This post was edited by Noel Wilson at December 23, 2019 1:56 PM EST
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    • December 21, 2019 6:42 PM EST
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      Last weekend we held our 2nd annual Christmas on the Redwood Creek and Tallulah Ridge Railroad Open House and hosted quite a few onlookers over the two day event. We converted our garden layout to a festive winter wonderland complete with snow and holiday lights and decorations for all of the buildings.  We had hot cider and cookies, a scavenger hunt for kids of all ages and a raffle for a Lionel Polar Express.  We had a lot of fun putting it all together and are planning on making this an annual tradition.  Here are few pictures of what we did...enjoy

      Richard

    • December 21, 2019 6:52 PM EST

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      Bob Wenger said:

      The Susquehanna Valley Garden Railway Society has set up a large display for many years at Rocky Ridge Park in York, PA.  It is approximately 20x50 ft and is one of the highlights of their Christmas Magic light show that runs from Nov 29th to Dec 31st. The display includes both indoor and outdoor trains running through holiday scenery.  The kids especially look forward to the Thomas train we run each year.

      Here is the website for the show:

      https://www.yorkpa.org/event/christmas-magic-a-festival-of-lights/28012/

       

      Welcome Bob,

        Nice to see the SVGRS is still going.

    • December 22, 2019 8:56 AM EST
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      Come join us...we welcome new members, especially with your talents.  Our website is http://www.svgrs.net/

    • December 23, 2019 12:24 PM EST
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      Richard Mynder...

      Thanks for the photos .  Grand kids loved your photo.  Very nice. 

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    • December 23, 2019 1:57 PM EST
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      Richard, that's really nice. Thanks for that! 

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