A train under the Christmas Tree is a long held tradition in the United States as are holiday display layouts. One such layout is The Station, a 700-square-foot multiscale model train display that will again be at the Citigroup Center in New York City for the holiday season. This animated layout, featuring 32 train and trolley lines, will be open to the public November 25 through December 30 in the Center's atrium, 153 E. 53rd St. at Lexington Ave., New York, N.Y.
Designed by Broadway set designer Clarke Dunham (Dunham Studios), The Station is set in the 1940s-50s in New York state. Designed as a feast for the senses rather than a prototypical representation of a real railroad the massive layout also features four seasons of rural and urban scenery; O, S, and HO scale trains; and 50s-style neon signs.
The exhibit is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. It will be closed Christmas Day. Admission is free.