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Garden Train Show at the ABQ BioPark

Learn how to bring a backyard garden to life with miniature trains.
10/18/17 - Train enthusiasts are invited to join members of the New Mexico Garden Railroaders Club (NMGRR) for the Train Tracks in Your Garden Show this weekend.
The annual event takes place from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on October 20-22 at the ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden.
NMGRR members will demonstrate how to bring backyard gardens to life with motion and sound through the use of miniature, G-scale trains and their unique, complementary landscape.
"Club members will showcase their personal collection of model trains in active displays and share pictorial displays of set-ups in local backyards," said Catherine Hubbard, Botanic Garden manager. "The members of the NMGRR Club have more than 200 years of combined experience and some individuals have been 'railroading' for more than 30 years!"
Special displays for this fun annual event will include novel electric, character trains, sounds of choo-choo and the chicken dance. Including permanent and new displays for the event, there will be 10 trains running simultaneously on 2,000 feet of track.
The Botanic Garden's Railroad Garden has 1,200 feet of permanent track and is the biggest G-scale layout in the state. Club members will make the complex come alive for visitors by sharing background stories about the Botanic Garden's permanent garden railroad display, with its villages, tunnels, trestles and mining scenes.
The event is included with admission.