Erie Zoo Garden Railway
Posted by: Tprints
N 42° 05.826 W 080° 04.564
17T E 576401 N 4660970
Quick Description: Model train located in the Erie Zoo.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 6/11/2011 9:29:30 PM
Waymark Code: WMBQ1A
The Erie Zoo Garden Railway consists of a 1500-square-foot model railroad garden which features 4 garden-scale trains on 450 feet of track. The garden-scale trains are 1/29th the size of life-sized trains
Erie General Electric Federal Credit Union is the main sponsor of the train display. The train garden cost about $15,000 to build, and the credit union made a commitment of $20,000 to help pay for the maintenance of the trains and the landscaping, among other zoo projects.
Free parking is available. Entrance fees are as follows...
$8 for adults 13 & over
$6 for senior citizens ages 62 & over
$5 for children ages 2-12
The Zoo is open Monday thru Saturday from 10 am until 5 pm and Sunday from 10 am until 6 pm.
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):
One special feature is a miniature U25B, nicknamed the U-boat, which is a replica of the locomotive that was once built at GE Transportation in Lawrence Park Township, the largest employer in Erie County.
What is the theme of the layout?:
What is the era of the layout? (What time period does the layout depict?):
Is there an admission fee? If so how much..:
No fee for the exhibit but there is a fee to enter the zoo. See above...
Is this location handicap accessible?: Yes
What type of location is this layout found in? ( Museum, Club, Hobby Shop, Business, Manufacturer,..:
Located in the Erie Zoo
Layout Website: Not listed
Describe your visit to this model train layout.