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MTA’s Holiday Train Show Takes You on a Ride Through a Miniature New York (VIDEO)

Posted By Lidija Grozdanic On December 17, 2012 @ 12:23 pm In Kids,Things To Do,Transportation | No Comments

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All aboard! Brightly-colored miniature Metro-North trains have been departing from a tiny Grand Central Station and bringing joy to both young and old alike as part of the MTA Transit Museum [4]’s annual train show [5]. The train show is currently on display for its 11th season at the New York Transit Museum Gallery Annex & Store at Grand Central Terminal [6]. If you can’t make it in person, read on for a fun video simulating a ride on one of these tiny trains.

The main train circling around the exhibit is a Lionel Grand Central Express Passenger Set, which is also on sale at the Museum Store. The two-level, 34-foot-long New York City and countryside scene the set travels through was built as part of Grand Central Terminal’s 100th anniversary celebration. The Train Show, featuring vintage trains [7], miniature models of NYC buildings and posters from the 1920s through the ‘40s, will be up through February 10, 2013.

+ MTA Transit Museum [4]

Via Gothamist [8]

Lead Image: MTAPhotos [9]


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[5] annual train show: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/holiday-train-show-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden-recreates-nyc-landmarks-with-millions-of-plant-parts/

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[7] vintage trains: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/boardwalk-empire-invites-you-to-ride-a-vintage-1920s-nyc-subway-train/

[8] Gothamist: http://gothamist.com/2012/12/17/video_riding_the_mtas_model_trains.php

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