Dec 21, 2008

This holiday season, check out some tiny towns

(Examiner) - What is it about a train garden that mesmerizes in such bygone fashion? Why are we spellbound by a miniature train circling a snow-covered village that exists today only in books or in our own holiday memories?
"For me, it goes back to when I was a child," said Rob Williams, assistant director of The Fire Museum of Maryland. "A train garden is life in miniature. It's like being in an airplane and looking down."
What better way to "look down" than to drive around this season checking out the many volunteer fire departments and museums that display train gardens? Continued

Photo: MDRails, Canon EOS 20D