Thursday, January 9, 2020

The Results Are In

This year, our 11th Annual, over 4800 visitors came to the Train Garden which included 1144 students from the nearby schools. On the last day, January 5, the raffle winners were notified. Below are pictures of the four raffle winners. Tracy Coyle has not come forward to receive her prize - the Goetze's Basket. As a result, another raffle ticket was drawn at the end of January and the winner was Connor Hartka. Below are their pictures. Congratulations to all the winners!

Dotti Bush - Lego Creator Train Set

Pete Little - son in law of the winner - Frank Andrysiak- North Pole Central Train Set

Mike Ege - Christmas Express Train Set

Connor Hartka - Goetze's Basket

Monday, December 23, 2019

Just To Let You Know

The Highlandtown Train Garden is a handicap accessible site. BTW the last day for Santa at the Train Garden was Monday, December 23.

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Santa Leaving Soon

The Highlandtown Train Garden will be open from 11 to 5 from December 20 thru January 5 except Closed Christmas Day. But Santa will be there only until Monday, December 23. He will be there Saturday, December 21, Sunday, December 22, and Monday, December 23.

Saturday, November 23, 2019

New Plexiglas Installed

Chester Creates has installed in four-foot sections plexiglas around the Train Garden. Each of these four- foot sections can be removed for easier operations by the Train Garden Engineers.

Sunday, November 17, 2019

99.9% Ready For The Big Day - November 30

Back Table Display
Everything has been tested and is working fine. We are awaiting for the Plexiglas and the sky ceiling to be installed this coming Friday. The Old Industrial Highlandtown display on the back table is also 99.9% complete. Here the wait is for the HO train to be tested. Visit our new web site
Back Table Display

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

The Library Has Arrived

Below are three pictures of a replica of the Southeast Anchor Library. The Haussner's building and the Creative Alliance (Patterson) building were relocated in the train garden. And don't forget our new web site -

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Our New Web Site

The Highlandtown Train Garden now has a web site that is quite informative. It has the same URL as before but it takes you to the web site. Click on the URL below.

Monday, October 28, 2019

Lighting Up The Train Garden

On Sunday, October 27 several volunteers continued to work on the Train Garden. This day the volunteers worked to provide more lighted animated signs. Such animation is well liked by the visitors.

Time For The Sponsor Letters

On Thursday, October 24 several members of the Train Garden Committee met to stuff and stamp the letters that will be going out to various businesses and associations. We hope that many of them will respond. These sponsorships help to finance the Train Garden.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

A Video By TBC, Inc.

TBC, Inc. assisted by Kenny Klompus visited the Train Garden last year and produced the following video: (Please note there is no sound on the video)

Please note that this year the Train Garden will be open on Saturday, November 30 and close on January 5, 2020. It will be open on November 30, December 1, December 7 and 8, December 14 and 15, December 20 thru January 5 except closed on December 25 for Christmas.

Many thanks to Jeff Jordan, Video Production and Editing, from TBC, Inc.
Also, you many want to visit their site -

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Getting Ready For Opening Day On November 30

On Saturday, October 12,many volunteers worked on the Train Garden. They were Terry Maillar, Scott Eggleston, Doug Campbell, Carol Hartke, Georg Lambillotte, and Joe Manfre. Here are some updated pictures.

Carol and George
Carol and George






Monday, September 30, 2019

Landscaping Around The Rink And Other Parts Of The Train Garden

Terry Maillar is going to put a chain link fence partially around the Rink with ivy Yesterday, he put the sidewalk around the Rink. Joan Campbell painted that sidewalk. Doug Campbell, Scott Eggleston, and Terry landscaped the figure 8 area by filling in the roadway and the new pedestrian bike path. George Lambilottee filled in the snow where the Bump and Go Winter Trolley is.

Sunday, September 22, 2019

The Ice Rink Is Almost Finished

Today, Terry Maillar, Jessica Markiewicz, and Doug Campbell have completed the Mimi DiPietro Ice Rink as can be seen in the following photo.

Friday, September 20, 2019

Work Continues On The Ice Rink

Soon the Mimi DiPietro Ice Rink will be finished.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

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.