Rio Grande Garden Railway - Albuquerque, New Mexico
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member kameniev
N 35° 05.591 W 106° 40.842
13S E 346799 N 3884668
Quick Description: Large outdoor garden G scale train layout in the Rio Grande Botanic Gardens.
Location: New Mexico, United States
Date Posted: 9/12/2010 3:09:54 PM
Waymark Code: WM9P43
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member IDIFers
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Long Description:
From the train website:

The Railroad Garden is on a shaded pathway between the entrance and the Butterfly Pavilion.

Miniature plants have been planted through-out this specialty garden, to give a sense of scale to the g-scale trains that run through the space. Pygmy bamboo, carpet mat plants, miniature sedums, tiny bulbs and aquatic plants are a sampling of what can be viewed at different times of the year.

Two 400 foot loops of 'G' scale brass rails on free-floating tracks run by villages, over trestle bridges and through tunnels.

BioPark volunteers from New Mexico Garden Railroaders operate the railroad and answer your questions. Children can operate miniature trains on two interactive loops, one that circles a farm scene, and on that goes around a forest complete with campers.

Schedule: Wednesdays-Sundays, 10:00am-12:00pm and 12:30pm-4:00pm
Scale: Large Scale: G Scale-1:22.5, Fn3 scale-1:20.3, or ½" scale-1:24

What is the herald of the layout? (Is there a featured railroad line(s) for the layout):
Various rail lines depending on operator

What is the theme of the layout?:
Cumbres and Toltec line theme

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Is there an admission fee? If so how much..:

Is this location handicap accessible?: Yes

What type of location is this layout found in? ( Museum, Club, Hobby Shop, Business, Manufacturer,..:

Layout Website: [Web Link]

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