Sunday, September 15, 2019

The Industrial Highlandtown Display Is Starting To Take Shape

Carol Hartke and Joe Manfre began placing industrial Highlandtown buildings in the display. More buildings will be added soon and other items will be displayed.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Work Continues On The 2019-2020 Highlandtown Train Garden

New Fountain - on left

Wall around the Bump and Go 
Trolley Tracks

Will soon be the Mimi DiPietro Family Skating Center

These items were developed by Terry Maillar, Scott Eggleston. Doug Campbell, George Lambillotte, and Jessica Markiewicz

Thursday, August 29, 2019

The Work Continues

On Wednesday, August 29, 2019 Terry Maillar, George Lambillotte, and Doug Campbell continued to work on creating the revised Patterson Park display.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Watch The New Bump and Go Trolleys Around Patterson Park

The new display for Patterson Park are three Bump and Go Trolleys. Watch the video below.


Monday, August 12, 2019

The Work Continues

On Saturday, August 10, 2019 Terry Maillar, Scott Eggleston, and Joe Manfre continued to work on the Bump and Go Trolley Display that will be around the Patterson Park platform. Two routes have been successful so far, and  a third route will be created in the coming weeks.

Saturday, August 3, 2019

A New Addition - Bump and Go Trolleys Around Patterson Park

On Saturday, August 3, 2019 Terry Maillar, Scott Eggleston, and Joe Manfre worked at the Train Garden to develop the Bump and Go Trolleys display around the park. Terry and Scott began to decide how to provide the necessities for this display. Joe Manfre took the pictures. Carol Hartke worked at home creating houses for the Patterson Park display.
Terry Maillar
Scott Eggleston

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Some Changes Being Made To The 2019-2020 Highlandtown Train Garden

On July 15, 2019 Terry Maillar, Jessica Markiewicz, George Lambillotte, and Joe Manfre met to begin changes to the Train Garden. This year there will be bumper cars around the Patterson Park Section, the Figure 8 Near Miss was removed and new four-foot Plexiglas panels will be installed around the Train Garden. This will make it much easier to work on the Train Garden in case of any problems.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Back To Work For The 2019-2020 Highlandtown Train Garden

On Thursday, July 4, 2019 several volunteers came to Engine House # 41  to begin working on the Train Garden. Pictured below from left to right are Terry Maillar, George Lambillotte, Scott Eggleston, Jessica Markiewicz, and Carol Hartke. Joe Manfre was also there and took the picture.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Thinking About the 2019-2020 Highlandtown Train Garden

On Sunday, March 24, 2019 several members of the Train Garden committee met to discuss some ideas for the upcoming HighlandtownTrain Garden. In attendance were Terry Maillar, Carol Hartke, Doug and Joan Campbell,  George Lambillotte, and Joe Manfre. Some of the ideas that were discussed were longer plexiglass, bumper cars around the Patterson Park, an Industrial Highlandtown display on the back table, and the calendar days that the Train Garden would be open. If interested in these or any other ideas feel free to contact Terry Maillar at or Joe Manfre at

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Wrapping Up The 2018-2019 Train Garden

On Saturday, February 23, 2019 most members of the Train Garden Committee and the volunteers had a delicious meal at Vinny's Cafe. All had a good time and afterwards began to discuss plans for the 2019-2020 Highlandtown Train Garden. It was announced there that the first meeting of the 2019 Train Garden Committee would probably be on Saturday, March 23 or Sunday, March 24, 2019.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Some Updates For The Highlandtown Train Garden

Some Updates for the 2018-2019 Highlandtown Train Garden
Attendance - 4510 visitors + 1070 students = 5580 total visitors
Volunteers 10 who have donated 1610 hours for the Train Garden
Sponsors - 54

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Winner of the Goetze's Basket

John Newman won the Goetze's Basket at the Highlandtown Train Garden. His ticket was drawn on January 1, 2019. He is coming to the Train Garden this Saturday to pick up the basket. A picture will be taken then. Congratulations!

Winner of the Spice Rack

Kory Mitchell won the McCormick Spice Rack at the Highlandtown Train Garden. His ticket was chosen form the container on January 1, 2019. Pictured is Kory receiving the Spice Rack. Congratulations!

Winner Of The Two Train Sets

Tracy Boyd won the two Train Sets at the Highlandtown Train Garden. Her ticket was chosen on January 1, 2019  from the container. Pictured is Tracy receiving the Train Sets.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Today Is The Last Day

Today is the last day to visit the Train Garden. We will remain open to 5 pm. The raffle drawing will occur at around 4 pm. 

Friday, December 28, 2018

Only 4 Days Left

There are only 4 days left this season to see the Highlandtown Train Garden. We are open from 11 am to 5 pm on Saturday, December 29, December 30, December 31 and January 1, 2019.

Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

For Your Information

For Your Information
A total of 1,070 students from the neighboring schools - #47, #215, #237, Patterson Park Public Charter School, Archbishop Borders, St. Casimir, and John Ruhrah - visited the Train Garden this year. All the students and the 285 adults who accompanied them were excited at seeing the various displays in the Train Garden.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

The Train Garden Has Been Busy and Find Out About Engine 41's Santa Ride

As of Sunday, December 9 1,883 persons have visited the Train Garden. It has been opened only for 6 days - November 24 and 25, December 1 and 2, and December 8 and 9. Beginning on December 15 the Train Garden will be open every day from 11 am to 5 pm except For Christmas until January 1. Hope to see you there!

Also, Engine 41's Santa Ride will take place on Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 7 pm. Santa will be making his way down the following streets: Bank Street, Eastern Avenue, Fleet Street, Foster Avenue., Fait Avenue, Hudson Street, Dillon Street, O'Donnell Street, and Boston Street. The Ride will boundary Bank Street to the north, Haven Street to the East, Linwood Avenue to the west, and Boston Street to the South.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018


On Sunday, November 18, 2018 members of the Train Garden committee began testing the trains, the lights, the transformers, etc. Everything seems to be in working order and ready for Opening Day on Saturday, November 24, 2018. Visits The Train Garden

On Saturday, November 17, 2018 a crew spearheaded by Kenny Klompus came to the Train Garden to shoot a short video. There were personnel from TBC Productions and Visit Baltimore. The Train Garden was one of the four finalists to be chosen this year. The other three were the Washington Monument lighting, 34th Street, and the German Market at the Inner Harbor. The video will be available shortly.The pictures below taken by Joe Manfre show the event.