While traveling the back roads of Indiana Linda and I came upon one of those, out-of-the-way destinations Taltree Arboretum. (Actually, we had a little help from Linda’s brother John)
The G (Garden)-scale railway garden opened in June of 2011.
This is really an impressive display 850 tons of limestone was imported from Missouri and used in the construction of the railway garden.
Miniature shrubs,trees,and vegetation came from the state of Oregon. (more than 3000 plants)
At the railway garden you will see prairies, canyons, mountains,waterfalls, cities, and a civil war encampment.
Everyone loves a circus.
I would suggest you bring a pair of binoculars if you really want to take the time to study each display.
“Hartland Locomotive Works specializes in high-quality, affordable G-Scale Locomotives and Rolling Stock: coaches, freight cars and cabooses. We also manufacture brass and aluminum track and other accessories for the Garden Railroader. HLW equipment is designed to run on #1 gauge track and is compatible with other G-Scale trains and track accessories.” Read More Proudly Made In The U.S.A.
Two drunks were walking upgrade between the railroad tracks.
One of them said, "This is is longest stairway I have ever been on."
To this, the other replied, "It's not the stairs that bother me, it's the low banister."
Ghost on the Tracks.. “The train rumbled around him as he adjusted the throttle. The night shift was always the toughest, in the engineer's mind. He had rumbled through Timpas a few minutes ago and was on his way to Thatcher. Not a bad stretch of road, and there was no better train in the entire Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad.” Read More
John Henry: The Steel Driving Man.. Now John Henry was a mighty man, yes sir. He was born a slave in the 1840's but was freed after the war. He went to work as a steel-driver for the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad, don't ya know. And John Henry was the strongest, the most powerful man working the rails. Read More
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed your visit. Take a look at the photos again and see if you can pick out the “real” train photo… Hint “Durango & Silverton narrow gauge line. CLICK & CLICK again
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Helpful Hint: Bring a picnic lunch and plan to spend some time.The only food on the premises is vending & hotdogs