Where’s Marty? At the second stop on his ride through Baltimore area Train Gardens

Where’s Marty? At the second stop on his ride through Baltimore area Train Gardens

Hello Every person!

Working day two of “Train Backyard Week” on “WM?” took us to the “22,” Dundalk Maryland, (21222), and the Smart Avenue Volunteer Fire Property display. 

It is not only legendary, but some would argue legendary. 

Individuals, we are chatting 100 years of vacation firehouse shows in Dundalk. For the longest time, the Dundalk Fireplace Station held the function, but all very good matters occur to an conclude..the rest of the contemporary background is from the WAVFC note to us.

In 1978 the Dundalk Hearth Station closed its traditional Xmas Backyard garden that served the Dundalk Local community for many a long time.

With the closing of the Dundalk Fireplace Station Christmas Backyard, the customers of the Smart Avenue Volunteer Fire Enterprise made a decision to go on the holiday getaway tradition. 

When the firemen of the Dundalk Hearth Station discovered of the new Christmas Yard to be built by the users of Wise Avenue, they kindly donated items from their Back garden to Smart Avenue. 

Intelligent Avenue Fireplace Business hosted its initial Christmas Garden in 1981.

The members of Intelligent Avenue utilised this chance to improve the dimension of the exhibit and doubled the exhibit sizing from what the Dundalk Garden experienced exhibited. 

Energized to capture the attention of far more observers, the to start with backyard garden measurement was 10 feet large by 32 ft extended and took three months to build. The Garden would use Lionel trains and “O” gauge dimension accessories and animations. 

As hoped, far more than 16,000 men and women arrived to see the first back garden, which obtained excellent critiques from group associates.

The garden has developed in dimensions above the many years to its existing size of 20 feet wide by 44 ft prolonged which would make it one particular of the greatest short-term displays in the region. 

Presently currently being used is Mike’s Teach Home (M.T.H. Electric powered Trains®) Rail King O-Gauge Trains and a collection of Division 56 ceramic properties and several other product displays. 

What is so fascinating about this yard is all of the animated scenes established to make it a truly extraordinary exhibit of surprise. 

The search of awe and amazement the spectators display from enjoying the miniature collectible figurines that imitate actuality captures the essence of the holiday season.

The Yearly Christmas Back garden will come to daily life by way of a devoted committee of Hearth Enterprise Members and Community Coach Buffs.

Each and every calendar year the structure of the Annual Backyard garden begins months ahead of the display is created. 

The garden layout is distinct every single yr so people today who come to pay a visit to will come once again and once more to see some thing new and various.”

To see it is to think. Even with the ceiling fluorescents on for Television set, the sight is grand. (Left Photograph). With the lights off, and the Coach Gardens overhead lights only on, it is just distinctive. 

Where’s Marty? Checking out the Sensible Avenue Practice Backyard in all its lit up glory


By the way, the Educate Backyard lights shift from working day-time manner to night-time peace and quiet. 

Watch the movies from this morning’s broadcast they exhibit you much more than I can write-up here. So numerous different scenes! Heck, they even have the Beltway and motorized vehicles whizzing by. 

Personally, I liked the Dundalk Maritime Terminal scene, but the “Blue Angels” traveling around it are very great also. The push-In screen is participating in a Xmas motion picture, and there are even digital fireworks in the amusement park region. WILD!

Consider of how numerous generations of family members have arrive by. Imagine of how several of these family members drove from other suburbs/metropolitan areas to get to the “Backyard.” (Again, as I stated yesterday, our glance this 7 days is at the iconic Train Gardens in the region. We are not crowning the ideal or brightest.)  

A century of getaway cheer from Dundalk to You! That is truly “anything.”

Where’s Marty? Chugging his way as a result of the Wise Avenue Prepare Backyard garden


The hours are Monday-Friday 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., weekends midday to 9 p.m. Closed Xmas Working day. 

It is totally free, but donation containers are established up. It is these donations that keep the Teach Backyard rising and heading. Listed here is the WAVFC website.

Tomorrow it is to Baltimore Metropolis and one more fire station, another Coach Yard with legacy! 

See ya then!

Marty B!