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Holiday Train Fun Barrels Through N.Y. Botanical Garden

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The seventh annual train show at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx is attracting families looking to get into the holiday spirit this weekend.

Ten train lines are running on more than 1,000 feet of tracks throughout the facility, and the small engines are going past more than one 100 iconic buildings and structures in New York City and Westchester.


Every year, the garden adds a new building. This year it's the landmarked TWA terminal at John F. Kennedy Airport in Queens.

A crew of 25 builders took a week to construct all the models out of natural materials.

The show typically draws about 3,000 to 5,000 people per day.

"The kids are so happy and the effort that went into this -- I love New York City so much," said a visitor. "I see all of these buildings that I grew up seeing, and I see my kids getting to be fascinated by them and the creativity. It's just amazing."

"I feel like I'm five years old again. When you see it in the setting, it's a brilliant use of the setting. Amazing stuff. Can't beat it," said another.

The show is open through January 9, and tickets for the show cost $20. It is open every day, except Monday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, visit www.nybg.org.

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