Railroads On Parade is a wonderful place for adults and children of all ages. For the adults it is a step back in time as you move from one display to the next. For the children it is a look into the past of the 30's, 40's & 50's where life was lived in a much slower pace than now. There are five displays. The Park Avenue Display takes you on a train ride heading to Grand Central Station. You can watch as the red subway cars take you through the city. The Station Display with the Empire State Building that looms among the Pier 7 Building, the Bates Motel, a Flag Day parade, a little girl riding on a mechanical pony and much more. There are lots of people and cars and the activities of daily life that are portrayed by tiny miniature people as the miniature trains chug steadily long from one place to the next. This display takes you from Hoboken, NJ through New York to the Catskills as the scenes change in season and the days turn in to night so you can enjoy night time in the towns with their lights shining in the windows of homes, stores and on everything else that has lights. The Prince Edward Island display shows the Anne of Green Gable's House, Lobsters and Lobster traps, two Light Houses and more. The Hell Gate Bridge Display has a giant wooden trestle, stone arched bridge, water fall, the Hell Gate Bridge, two Farmers Markets, a Christmas Shop, Porky's BBQ and a earth mover, to mention a few. And, last but not least the Worlds Fair Display of 1939 in all it's glory with the Trylon, the Perisphere and the Stagecoach Train. Bring your camera and your memories or at least come and let the displays wake up your memories and enjoy a trip through yesteryear. After your visit you can go down the road to the Black Bear Restaurant with its old time country atmosphere, very good food, friendly staff and good prices.
Have fun and bring Grandma and Grandpa along. I'm sure they will love it as much as I did,
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