Monday, August 20, 2018

Finishing Up The Patterson Park Display

On August 19, 2018 Terry Maillar, Jessica Markiewicz, Doug Campbell, and Joan Campbell have about 99% completed the Patterson Park Display. The E-Z track has been laid and the E-Z Street cars and vans are working perfectly. The pool only needs some minor adjustments and then it would be completed. Now attention can be given to the Highlandtown Display. Joe Manfre took the pictures and video.








Monday, August 13, 2018

Laying The Track For E-Z Street

Laying the Track for E-Z Street

On Saturday, August 11, 2018 Terry Maillar and Scott Eggleston have almost completed the Patterson Park Display and began laying the track for the E-Z Street cars and trucks. Joe Manfre took the pictures.





Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Working on the Sport Fields in Patterson Park

On Wednesday, August 8, 2018 four members of the Train Garden committee spent their time today creating a baseball field and a soccer field in the Patterson Park display. Terry Maillar, Jessica Markiewicz, and George Lambillotte worked about 4 hours developing the fields. Joe Manfre took the pictures.



Monday, August 6, 2018

Work Continues on the Patterson Park Display

On Sunday, August 5 four members of the Train Garden Committee continued to work on the Patterson Park Display. Jessica Markiewicz completed the Dog Park display, Terry Maillar worked on the baseball field, and Scott Eggleston is almost finished with the Pool display. Joe Manfre took the pictures.




Wednesday, August 1, 2018

The Patterson Park Display Is Getting Near Completion

Terry Maillar
On Wednesday, August 1, 2018 four members of the Train Garden Committee worked on the Patterson Park Display as can be seen in the photos below. Joe Manfre took the pictures.
George Lambillotte

Jessica Markiewicz





























Monday, July 30, 2018

Updated Pictures of the Patterson Park and the Highlandtown Displays

On Sunday, July 29, 2018 Terry Maillar, Scott Eggleston, Jessica Markiewicz, Doug Campbell, and Joan Campbell continued their work on the displays. Joe Manfre took the pictures.







Wednesday, July 25, 2018

The Patterson Park Display Is Shaping Up

On Wednesday, July 25, 2018 some members of the Train Garden Committee continued to work on the Patterson Park Display. Terry Maillar, George Lambillotee, and Jessica Markiewicz worked to create a swimming pool area, a bath house, a dog park, and soon Tennis Courts and Basketball Courts. Joe Manfre took the pictures.








Sunday, July 22, 2018

Work Continues on the Highlandtown and the Patterson Park Displays

On Saturday, July 21, 2018 Doug and Joan Campbell were getting the row houses ready for inserting them in the Garden. Terry Maillar was completing the Pulaski Monument display and Scott Eggleston was creating a swimming pool in Patterson Park. Also, note from the picture on the bottom right that a new building has been added. This building is a replica of the Haussner's Restaurant. Joe Manfre took the pictures below.








Thursday, July 19, 2018

Working on the Patterson Park Display

On Wednesday, July 18, 2018 several Train Garden Committee members continued their work on the Patterson Park display. As can be seen by the pictures below this Patterson Park display will have new features such as a swimming pool, Pulaski monument, row houses, just to name a few. The members were Terry Maillar, George Lambillotte, and Jessica Markiewicz. Jessica took these pictures.











Saturday, July 7, 2018

Creativity by Carol

Carol Hartke, one of the Train Garden volunteers, created row houses for the Highlandtown display and the Patterson Park Display. Enjoy the intricacies of the houses and imagine the time and patience she must have had to create them. Great job Carol!

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

The Volunteers Are Rearranging the Train Tracks

On July 4, 2018 the volunteers - Terry, Scott, Jessica George, and Joe (taking the pictures) - were deciding on the new train layouts for this year.




Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Configuring Items for the New Highlandtown and Patterson Park Displays

On Sunday, June 24, 2018 members of the Train Garden Committee met at the Engine House to figure out where to put buildings, roads, etc. in the new Highlandtown and in the new Patterson Park Displays. Pictured are Terry Maillar, Scott Eggleston, Carol Hartke, Doug Campbell, Joan Campbell (seated), Jessica  Markiewicz, and Joe Manfre (photographer).

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Making All the Platforms Even

On June 17, 2018 several members of the Highlandtown Train Garden Committee worked on elevating the once Christmas scene platform to match all the other platforms and deconstruct the Thomas The Tank Engine display. George is removing items from the Thomas The Tank Engine display. Carol and Jessica are removing staples to make the platform smooth.  Scott is handing tools to Terry. Terry is under the garden bolting the new legs to help even out all the platforms. Joe is also helping out lifting the tables and taking the pictures.






Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Making Changes for an Exciting Highlandtown Scene


On Saturday, June 10, 2018 volunteers - Scott Eggleston, Carol Hartke, Terry Maillar, and Joe Manfre - deconstructed the Christmas scene in the Train Garden that had Thomas the Tank Engine.

Also the Frozen River was removed. The pictures below to the left show the before and the pictures below to the right show the after. This year a new and exciting Highlandtown scene will be constructed in its place.














Monday, April 30, 2018

Another Train Garden Meeting

Many members of the Train Garden Committee met on April 8 to make final plans for updating the Train Garden. After the ideas were discussed it was decided to meet on May 6 to begin the process of "deconstructing" the Train Garden so changes could be implemented and be ready to construct a new 2018-2019 Highlandtown Train Garden.

Monday, March 5, 2018

The First 2018-2019 Highlandtown Train Garden Meeting

The Train Garden volunteers below met on Saturday, March 3, 2018 to discuss ideas for the 2018-2019 Highlandtown Train Garden. Since this year will be out 10th the volunteers offered thoughts about what changes need to be done to celebrate the 10 years of the Train Garden.

The volunteers are from left to right Joe Manfre, Jessica Markiewicz, Joan Campbell, Adam Maske, Doug Campbell, Scott Eggleston, and Terry Maillar who took the picture. Carol Hartke was also present but she had to leave before the picture was taken.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Highlandtown Train Garden Volunteers Enjoy Getting Together

On Saturday, February 10, 2018 most of the Train Garden volunteers visited Vinny's Cafe for their last get together of the 2017-2018 Train Garden season. Many of them were discussing plans for the 2018-2019 Train Garden and how to celebrate the 10th season.




Thursday, January 4, 2018

The Results Are In!

This year, the ninth year,  4578 persons visited the Train Garden. This includes 1005 students from the various surrounding schools who saw the Train Garden. Fifty-six businesses and associations were sponsors for the Train Garden. This year 16 persons volunteered their time to help at the Train Garden. These volunteers from October to December 2017 gave 1,304 hours of their time to make the Highlandtown Train Garden a success. Thanks to all!

Arch McKown has won the Disney Train Set at the Highlandtown Train Garden.

Mr. McKown winning raffle ticket was drawn at the Train Garden on Monday, January 1. He was the winner of the Disney Train Set. He has not been able to pick up his prize because he is on jury duty. A picture of Mr. McKown and his prize will be posted when available.

On Wednesday, January 31, 2018 Arch McKown and his two sons, AJ and Andrew, stopped by the Engine House to pick up their raffle prize. All seemed very happy with the Disney Train Set. Mr. McKown told his sons that he would help them assemble the train set.

Richard M. Segel from Gough Street is the winner of the Thomas the Tank Engine Train Set

Mr. Segel's raffle ticket was drawn on Monday, January 1 at the Highlandtown Train Garden. When called he said he never wins anything. But on this day he did. His grandchildren, he said, will really enjoy the train set.