Hurry or you’ll miss the train

Train.jpegIt was such a hit last summer, the Morris Arboretum brought it back, bigger and better.

And again this summer, the Arboretums Garden Railway has been delighting young and old alike as in this picture, where Garden Railway volunteer Earl Snyder points out some of the exhibits details to a couple of young visitors. And theres still time to catch the magic: The exhibit runs through Sept. 19.

The G-scale trains of the Garden Railway work their way through a landscape of twigs, trees, bark and moss the same materials used to build the replicas of some of Philadelphias best-known historic structures that dot the exhibit. Among this years additions: a model of the University of Pennsylvania Boat House, built in 1873 on historic Boathouse Row.


  • GARDEN RAILWAY: Through Sept. 19 at the Morris Arboretum, 100 Northwestern Ave., Chestnut Hill. Hours: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visitors may bring picnic suppers on Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 5 to 8 p.m. through Sept. 16. Admission $6, seniors $5, students $4, children under 6/PennCard holders free. Info: visit or call 215-247-5777.

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Originally published on September 2, 1999