Where’s Marty? At the next cease on his ride through Baltimore location Coach Gardens

Hi All people!

Working day two of “Practice Garden 7 days” on “WM?” took us to the “22,” Dundalk Maryland, (21222), and the Wise Avenue Volunteer Fire House show. 

It is not only legendary, but some would argue legendary. 

Folks, we are speaking 100 several years of holiday firehouse displays in Dundalk. For the longest time, the Dundalk Fireplace Station held the event, but all fantastic points come to an conclusion..the rest of the modern-day heritage is from the WAVFC notice to us.

In 1978 the Dundalk Fire Station closed its standard Xmas Back garden that served the Dundalk Community for quite a few decades.

With the closing of the Dundalk Fire Station Xmas Garden, the customers of the Wise Avenue Volunteer Fire Company determined to continue on the holiday tradition. 

When the firemen of the Dundalk Fireplace Station realized of the new Christmas Yard to be manufactured by the members of Wise Avenue, they kindly donated goods from their Garden to Smart Avenue. 

Wise Avenue Hearth Business hosted its initially Xmas Garden in 1981.

The users of Smart Avenue applied this opportunity to enhance the sizing of the exhibit and doubled the exhibit dimensions from what the Dundalk Backyard experienced shown. 

Enthusiastic to catch the awareness of far more observers, the to start with backyard sizing was 10 ft wide by 32 feet prolonged and took a few weeks to assemble. The Garden would use Lionel trains and “O” gauge sizing equipment and animations. 

As hoped, extra than 16,000 men and women arrived to see the to start with backyard, which received exceptional assessments from community users.

The yard has grown in size in excess of the a long time to its present dimension of 20 feet wide by 44 feet very long which will make it 1 of the biggest non permanent displays in the country. 

Presently staying utilised is Mike’s Coach House (M.T.H. Electrical Trains®) Rail King O-Gauge Trains and a assortment of Department 56 ceramic properties and different other design shows. 

What is so intriguing about this yard is all of the animated scenes created to make it a actually extraordinary screen of marvel. 

The look of awe and amazement the spectators show from enjoying the miniature collectible figurines that imitate reality captures the essence of the holiday getaway year.

The Yearly Xmas Backyard garden will come to everyday living through a focused committee of Hearth Organization Users and Neighborhood Coach Buffs.

Every single 12 months the style of the Yearly Back garden begins months just before the display screen is manufactured. 

The back garden style is distinctive every single year so folks who arrive to check out will appear once again and again to see something new and unique.”

To see it is to think. Even with the ceiling fluorescents on for Television set, the sight is grand. (Left Picture). With the lights off, and the Train Gardens overhead lights only on, it is just specific. 

Where’s Marty? Examining out the Intelligent Avenue Prepare Yard in all its lit up glory


By the way, the Train Backyard lights change from working day-time manner to night time-time peace and peaceful. 

View the films from this morning’s broadcast they present you a lot more than I can publish right here. So several distinctive scenes! Heck, they even have the Beltway and motorized cars whizzing by. 

Personally, I loved the Dundalk Marine Terminal scene, but the “Blue Angels” flying in excess of it are very awesome also. The travel-In screen is actively playing a Christmas motion picture, and there are even electronic fireworks in the amusement park region. WILD!

Assume of how quite a few generations of people have arrive by. Believe of how several of all those family members drove from other suburbs/metropolitan areas to get to the “Back garden.” (Once more, as I mentioned yesterday, our appear this 7 days is at the legendary Practice Gardens in the region. We are not crowning the finest or brightest.)  

A century of holiday break cheer from Dundalk to You! That is definitely “anything.”

Where’s Marty? Chugging his way by the Sensible Avenue Coach Yard


The hrs are Monday-Friday 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., weekends midday to 9 p.m. Closed Christmas Day. 

It is no cost, but donation bins are established up. It is these donations that maintain the Teach Garden expanding and likely. In this article is the WAVFC web-site.

Tomorrow it is to Baltimore Metropolis and yet another fire station, yet another Practice Yard with legacy! 

See ya then!

Marty B!