Railroads Days @ Lauritzen Gardens

River Day Banner Railroad Day by Union Pacific MONA art -  Layout - UPRR Chorale
MONA Railraod Art Module Model Railroad display Union Pacific Railroad Chorale 
Rail Day Program
July 15th, 2007  - The 2nd Annual Railroads Day includes railroads theme events at the
  Durham Western Heritage Museum and Union Pacific Railroad Museum in Council Bluffs,
  Iowa. Today at Lauritzen Gardens, I visited the new Model Railroad Garden , viewed the
display at Visitor & Education Center, and listened to Union Pacific Railroad Chorale .
View eOmaha.com forum topic :A few pics from Railroad Days for more photos.

Model Railraod Garden Info BookletModel Railroad Garden Grand Opening
The Model Railroad Garden boardwalk was full of people. The garden was designed by landscape
   Paul Busse of Kentucky-based Applied Imagination. It features buildings and bridges of Omaha made
   of nature material.  Click on info booklet icon for more information.

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The Model Railroad Garden has four Rail Lines 
   Big Boy Line
   Passenger Line
   Modern Day Freight Line
   Covered Bridge Line

Below: View from the edge of the Rose Garden
Model Railraod Garden Info Booklet
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Back At Visitor & Education Center

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The North hall had a display of Nebraska related Railroad artworks & photos
 from the Museum of Nebraska Art in Kearney, Nebraska
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The South Hall had a display of Memorabilia; Posters from various
 Railroad Routes and Lines, from the Union Pacific Railroad Museum.
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In the floral display hall, a  table top "O gauge Module Model Railroad display" by
the Nebraska-Iowa Railroaders had bridges, Mountains, towns , a "working" Oil
Field, and an industry area.  Ice is being loaded into the box car in last photo above.
Front desk plant
 were decked out for
Railroad Days.

Rail Songs in the festival garden

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At 3pm, the Union Pacific Railroad Chorale gave a 45 minute concert of Patriotic &
  Railroad Songs, ending with "Dina working on the Railroad".  The concert had
some fun songs from competing railroads including one in this Video.

The 2006  Railroad Days have similar display at Visitor & Education Center

Railroads Days @ Lauritzen Gardens

Based on Gallery by MINO STUDIO

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