Citigroup Center’s Holiday Trains Display (12/2008)

These photos are a couple of years old as you can see by the date in the title that I gave to the posting, but they have never been presented to the readers of the PiercingKen blog since it did not yet exist.  Since its overall goal is to share some of the adventures in life and photography that I have taken I wanted to post these for all of you to enjoy.

the station at citigroup center, holiday trains display

One of the coolest things that a corporate entity can do is deliver something that makes people smile and engages the spirit of the holidays for free.  Such was the case found with the annual model train display that was set up in the lower level of the Citigroup Center for many years.  Taking a couple of sentences from its description the massive display is said to feature “thirty-one trains circle through the display, which portrays a journey from Weehawken, New Jersey, just outside New York City, to a fictional town in the Hudson River valley, then up to the Catskills and the Adirondacks.”  Let’s begin our walking tour of this massive train setup.

the station at citigroup center, holiday trains display

My timing of the visit was not the smartest one as it was only a day after the Christmas holiday and that pretty much meant that EVERY tourist in the city was interested in seeing these same trains in all their glory.