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

Finally

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.


VisitBaltimore.com 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.








Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Almost Ready For Opening Day

On Sunday, November 11, 2018 several members of the Highlandtown Train Garden committee were putting the finishing touches on the various displays. They were Terry Maillar, Scott Eggleston, Carol Hartke, Jessica Markiewicz, and Doug and Joan Campbell. Joe Manfre took the pictures. The pictures below show the back table display created by Carol Hartke.






Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Almost Finishing The Highlandtown Display

On Tuesday, November 6, 2018 several members of the Train Garden committee worked on the Highlandtown display. Also, pictured below is the new display, not yet finished, created by Carol Hartke. The members were Terry Maillar, Jessica Markiewicz, Doug and Joan Campbell, and Joe Manfre, who took the pictures.

Di Pasquale's Marketplace building by Jessica

Goetze's Candy building by Doug and Joan


New display by Carol

Monday, November 5, 2018

The Di Pasquale's Marketplace Building Is Completed

On November 4, 2018 several members of the Train Garden Committee continued to create items at the Train Garden. They were Terry Maillar, Scott Eggleston, Carol Hartke, Doug and Joan Campbell and Jessica Markiewicz. Joe Manfre took the picture. Below is a picture of Jessica putting the finishing touches on the Di Pasquale's Marketplace building.


Thursday, November 1, 2018

Creating A Display With A G Scale Size Train

On Sunday, October 28, 2018 Carol Hartke and Joe Manfre began building a display on the back table at the Train Garden. This display will show a G Scale size train and related items. It is now under construction. Joe Manfre took the picture.





Monday, October 22, 2018

Modifying The Natonal Boh Building In The Highlandtown Display

On Sunday, October 22 Terry Maillar and Jessica Markiewicz continued to modify the National Boh building.  Joe Manfre took the picture.




Time To Write the Letters For Sponsorship

On Tuesday, October 16, 2018 Train Garden committee members met at Carol Hartke's home to begin the activities for the Train Garden sponsorship letters. Helping were Nancy Supik, Terry Maillar, Carol Hartke, Joan Campbell, and Doug Campbell. Joe Manfre also helped and he took the pictures. Carol's border terriers - Tipple (the bigger one) and Emmy - also volunteered but we finished early enough so we did not need their help!

The Work Continues

On Sunday, October 14, 2018 several members of the Train Garden committee worked on the Train Garden display. Below is Jessica Markiewicz, Joan Campbell, Doug Campbell, Terry Maillar and Scott Eggleston. Joe Manfre took the pictures.





Tuesday, October 9, 2018

The Church Is In and Landscaping for the Highlandtown Display Can Begin

On Sunday, October 7 Terry Maillar, Jessica Markiewicz, Scott Eggleston, George Lambillotte, and Doug and Joan Campbell began landscaping the Highlandtown display. Pictured below are four pictures of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church as well as Terry, Jessica, and George.  Joe Manfre took the pictures.







Monday, October 1, 2018

The Work Continues - Pulaski Monument and Joe's Dixieland Band

On Sunday, September 30, 2018 Terry Maillar, George Lambillotte, and Jessica Markiewicz  continued to create two new scenes - the Pulaski Monument and Joe's Dixieland Band. Joe Manfre took the pictures.







Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Working on Several Projects In The Train Garden

On Sunday, September 16, 2018 several members of the Train Garden Committee were involved in many different aspects of the Train Garden. Terry Maillar, Scott Eggleston, Carol Hartke, and Jessica Markiewicz. spent several hours working in the Train Garden. Joe Manfre took the pictures.






Saturday, September 8, 2018

Experiencing the Hoehn's Bakery Building

Experiencing the Hoehn's Bakery Building
On September 8, 2018 several members of the Train Garden Committee worked on the Hoehn's Bakery building. Doug and Joan Campbell created the building. Terry Maillar, Scott Eggleston, and Carol Hartke decided to add greenery and lights around the building. Joe Manfre took the pictures.








Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Two New Additions to the Patterson Park Display

On Wednesday, September 5, 2018 Terry Maillar created a replica of the Fountain in Patterson Park. Also, Acorn lamp posts, which were donated to the Train Garden by the Eva Watson Family, light up the perimeter of most of the park. George Lambillotte also helped to work on this activity. Joe Manfre took the pictures.



Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Work is Continuing in Several Areas

On Wednesday, August 29, 2018 Terry Maillar, George Lambillotte, and Joe Manfre continued to develop several areas of the Train Garden. In the pictures below Terry is preparing lights for the row houses, George is working on the stage display in the Amusement Rides area, and Joe glued several people on the Haussner's Restaurant Building showing how persons in the past would wait in line to enter Huassner's. Joe Manfre took the pictures.


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.