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A Day Trip to Toy Trains

  • August 28, 2017
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This weekend I drove to Flemington, NJ to visit Northlandz, listed as the world’s largest model railroad.

One tip: take walking shoes. You’ll be doing a lot of it following the path round and round inside the building. It’s deceptively large and the level of detail is breathtaking.

Trains traveled along the tracks:

And scenery of all sorts dotted the landscapes. (While I didn’t take photos of them, I was impressed with the views of the darker side of industrialization–the abandoned factories and towns that couldn’t make it.)

Don’t forget to read the signs posted along the rails. The museum created an amusing character and chronicled her stubbornness as the railroads moved into her life.

There’s also a real train ride. It’s only about 10 minutes long but there’s something peaceful about chugging along at a slow pace and thinking of the people who once traveled that way.

All in all, it was a pretty cool way to spend the day.

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