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Holiday Train Show Pulls Into The Bronx This Weekend

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It's all aboard in the Bronx this weekend, as the annual Holiday Train Show steams into the New York Botanical Garden.

The show features more than a dozen model trains running along a quarter mile of track.

As in the past, this year's display features more than 140 replicas of city landmarks including Yankee Stadium, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the Empire State Building.

All the models are crafted out of plant materials including twigs, bark, fruits, and seeds.

"This is a special train show for New York. We have 150 New York landmarks made out of plant parts. Everything you can imagine from pine codes and seeds and nuts and barks and berries. And we have 21 trains running through all of those landmarks," explained Karen Daubmann, Associate Vice President of Exhibitions.

The show is also bringing back The Artists Studio, which gives visitors a behind the scenes look at how the replicas are made.

"And here you can see all the tools and tweezers and everything they use to put these delicate plant parts into shapes you see of the houses," said Gayle Schmidt, Public Programs Director.

The New York Botanical Garden show opens tomorrow and runs through January 12.

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