Every 8 Minutes It Goes from Day to Night

Westview and Kennywood and
Luna Park. A mixture of iconic symbols of several area parks

The lighting changes to make it night.  The lights come on. You can see people inside of the buildings and it absolutely twinkles.

This is the train display at the Carnegie Science Center.  It’s there ALL year long, not just the holiday and there are over 100 animations in it.  There’s even a woman rocking on a porch in a rocking chair and a tiny cat whose tail swishes out of the way of the rocker every time it rocks!

We got the grand tour and two volunteers were kind enough to describe some details and answer questions the kids had about the buildings, planes and trains.

Maura Jack and Michael with Andrew who helped create many parts of the display.

Mr. Gracey knows a LOT about trains and the details of this display.  He used a flashlight and an laser pointer to draw our attention to different buildings and landmarks. The church is a replica of Ebenezer Baptist Church which burned down in 2004.  The two firefighters badges are inside the model of the church.  “Battalion Chief Charles Brace and Master Firefighter Richard Stafanakis were killed in a fire that also left a total of 29 other firefighters injured.”

Mr. Gracey mentioned that he plays St. Nicholas four times a year.  I believe it. 

There are six trains going throughout the display. That’s Forbes Field on the left.

You can see a building(red roof ) being moved

26 thoughts on “Every 8 Minutes It Goes from Day to Night

  1. It’s fabulous! I spent so many hours at railway exhibitions when my son was small. The work and attention to detail is wonderful. 🙂 🙂 A very merry Christmas to you, Ruth, and a healthy happy 2018.

  2. I love this train display! No matter how many times I see it, I’m mesmerized by the attention to detail.

  3. Thank you so much for sharing these. I haven’t seen the layout since 2009. My favorite part was a boy who was flying a kite. It’s magical. Merry Christmas!

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