The Wise Avenue Train Garden is open for business! Also, we have last minute gift ideas.
When Irvin “Bunky” Lowrey starts running the train garden in his basement, noise fills the room and the display comes to life. Trains zip by, amusement park rides whirl around and a ski lift zooms up and down a snow-covered mountain. It’s difficult to take in everything after only one viewing.
This is the time of year many model railroad lovers are packing away the trains and tracks they pulled out for the holidays. But there is a group in Baltimore where the trains never leave the tracks.
It’s a Dundalk tradition. Thousands of people are making their annual visit to the train garden at the Wise Avenue Volunteer Fire Company.
Don Scott & Marty Bass had “Coffee With” Sandra Lee. Gigi Barnett had “People Are Talking” about the B&O Railroad holiday train garden.
Moms, dads, kids and grandkids have been going there for more than half a century. It’s the holiday train garden at the Glen Avenue fire station.
If you love train gardens, this is your time of year. Baltimore has a lot of them, and it’s a great place to take the kids.
Don and Marty had “Coffee With” Harlem Globetrotter Curly Neal.For People Are Talking, Ron Matz was in Lutherville talking about the holiday train garden at the Fire Museum of Maryland.
To see all things related to firefighting including 42 antique pieces of fire apparatus, fire-fighting equipment, models, memorabilia and photographs, Marylanders need to look no further than the Fire Museum of Maryland located in Lutherville, one block north of the Baltimore Beltway. The collection includes antique fire trucks, vintage equipment, a cast iron firehouse facade, and America’s largest telegraph system housed in a museum. This vast collection makes the Fire Museum of Maryland the world’s third largest collection of firefighting artifacts.
The train garden tradition in Baltimore originally began with Moravian immigrants that settled in Pennsylvania and Maryland.
The Wise Avenue Train Garden is still open! And tips on keeping your New Year’s Resolutions.
Ron Matz was at the Glen Avenue Fire House in Northwest Baltimore talking about their train garden. Don talked to actress Tina Sloan about her new book, “Changing Shoes.”