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Saturday, May 10, 2014

Miniature Railroad Village #CarnegieScienceCenter

Aside from the Submarine that I posted here, my son also love the Miniature Railroad Village over at Carnegie Science Center.  He loves trains and cars so this is definitely a  sweet treat for him during our visit there last March 8, 2014.
Taking a walk-tour of western Pennsylvania at the world-renowned Miniature Railroad & Village was a pleasure for all of us.
According to the information I got from Carnegie Science Center's website:
This beloved exhibit's story began in 1920 with a man named Charles Bowdish of Brookville, Pa. Originally a holiday display on the second floor of his house, it moved to the Buhl Planetarium in 1954, and ultimately found its final home at Carnegie Science Center in 1992.


The Miniature Railroad & Village® features hundreds of wonderfully realistic animated scenes that illustrate how people lived, worked, and played in our region during an era spanning the 1880s to the late 1930s. A replica of the historic Manchester-Farms is the latest gem added to this extraordinary display.
More favorites include, Fallingwater, Forbes Field, Punxsutawney Phil at Gobbler's Knob, Luna Park, Sharon Steel Mill, a historic Pittsburgh incline, and more.
The Miniature Railroad & Village features:
  • 105 animations
  • 250,000+trees
  • 14 aircraft
  • 85 automobiles
  • 1 Incline (Monongahela Incline)
  • 60 trucks
  • 22 horse-drawn vehicles
  • 23,000 fans in Forbes Field

My son did not want to leave this  feature over at CSC.

I definitely enjoy this tour myself.  I think that it's a great addition to the Carnegie Science Center.  I love the fact that they included all the scenes for four seasons so you will be able to see how the scenery  look like  all year-round.  I hope you enjoyed what I shared through the photos.  Please leave us  your thoughts.

14 travelers' comments:

sHeNgKaY said...

okay naman ang CC..pero dapat lang din na we use it as needed lang talaga..

nova hedges said...

wow...that was a one great train way to see and experience, it seems like you can see the whole town on that thing.

Michele D said...

I have never heard of this science center before now but it looks like so much fun. I am sure your little ones enjoyed it. Great pictures!

Jhady said...

This is really cool! I wish we have a science center like this over here. How cool that they showed 4 seasons, very educating especially for kids.

AdinB said...

That is so beautiful! If we ever make it to a place like this, my kids would not want to leave. LOL! We all love trains. :) Thanks for sharing.

Aisha Kristine Chong said...

I guess boys on his age would really love those kind of stuff.

Ane said...

The details on those miniatures are just amazing! I'm not fond of cars or trains but I definitely appreciate the craftsmanship that was put into making these, totally amazing! :)

Aisha Kristine Chong said...

Cool going to science center like this one is always fun and educational.

riz said...

it takes a very skillful hand to do such miniature work. how amazing!

nova hedges said...

it was a huge rail road miniature they've got there, it's nice for kids to see things in a smaller version.

papaleng said...

Miniature yet so huge.. How I wish to see it myself.

Jessica Cassidy said...

What fun and beautiful place to visit Mommy Rose :-) I remember my eldest used to love trains when he was little but not anymore :-)

Shengkay Apuhin said...

everytime i saw miniature pcs i look at them with wonder. napapaisip ako how the artist made it. love the photos.

Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen said...

That is an awesome miniature railroad village!

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