A model train garden built by volunteers and housed in Engine House #41 at 520 S. Conkling Street in Baltimore City. Open to the public and it is free. It is sponsored by CSX, The Baltimore City Fire Department and the Southeast Community Development Corporation.
Jean Pula and Dennis Moore worked for many months building an art cart for the Highlandtown Train Garden. On Octber 6, 2012 at the Art Cart Derby at Conkling Street and Gough Street this art cart won a trophy for the Coolest Concept. The trophy was presented to Jean and Dennis later in the day. Congratulations!
The engineers are making some changes in the Train Garden. It will be more exciting watching the trains this year with trestles in the garden. And there will be a figure eight on the trestles with the trains crossing at a near miss, and a miniature train ride around the amusement park.
The “engineers” – Bernie Deasel, Terry Maillar, Ted Baccala, David Eaton and Rafi Guroian – have begun planning the 2012 Highlandtown Train Garden. One of the most discussed change is to lower the entire Train Garden a few inches so that more children will be able to view it without difficulty.