Saturday, December 15, 2012

The Train Show

One of my Christmas traditions is to go to the New York Botanical Garden Train Show.

Picture from the NYBG Train Show ad
When I first started going the train show was outside and it was so very small. Over the years it has grown and moved into the conservatory. Every year they unveil one new building that was created for the show.

I remember the year the replica of the conservatory was revealed

It is absolutely amazing to see the conservatory made out of all natural material. Every time I see it I'm still in awe in how they made it look almost see through. Another big one was Yankee stadium

They even put in the spectators. Oh yeah there is a sound track playing as well with  a game. It is so much fun looking at the trains going around

To looking at the details they put into all those creations. All the building they create are New York landmarks both still standing and torn down. For the last three years I've started going to the Bar Car Nights. In addition to the show there is a special complementary drink for you to enjoy while you walk around.

This year they were show casing the creator of the show Paul Busse. They showed how he created a building from start to finish

Here is a few pictures  of some of his other creations. 

Amazing isn't. Oh I bet you want to see this years new creation......Macy's the largest department store in the world.

Amazing detail don't you think. I hope you enjoyed. I also hope you make time to go and enjoy the Train show yourself.

Thanks for stopping by


  1. Wow Esther, I too live in NYC and I really must get out to the train show. I know it is on for a while, and my plan is to go and see it this winter. You've inspired me to get off my butt and go!

    1. Celia, Yes you really should go. You will be blown away. Metro North stops right across the street so no excuses. Would love to hear what you thought of the show