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.
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
- 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.