Thursday, December 25, 2014

Alert

Follow us:
Follow @NY1 on Twitter Follow NY1 News on Facebook Follow NY1 News on Google+ Subscribe to this news feed 

News

Holiday Train Show Pulls Into The Bronx This Weekend

  • Text size: + -
TWC News: Holiday Train Show Pulls Into The Bronx This Weekend
Play now

Time Warner Cable video customers:
Sign in with your TWC ID to access our video clips.

out of 10

Free Video Views Remaining

To get you to the stories you care about, we are offering everyone 10 video views per month.

Access to our video is always free for Time Warner Cable video customers who login with their TWC ID.

  To view our videos, you need to
enable JavaScript. Learn how.
install Adobe Flash 9 or above. Install now.

Then come back here and refresh the page.

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.

For more information, visit nybg.org.

10.11.12.247 ClientIP: 54.227.215.139, 23.62.6.93 UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 (http://commoncrawl.org/faq/) Profile: TWCSAMLSP