Did you know that the Miniature Railroad & Village at the Pittsburgh Carnegie Science Center is one of the largest, most detailed train layouts in the United States? With a bit of artistic license, the 92-year-old Miniature Railroad & Village recreates the sights, sounds and traditions of Pittsburgh and Southwestern Pennsylvania from 1880 to 1930. One or two new replicas are added to the exhibit almost every year, giving returning visitors something new to look forward to. New for 2012 are several enhancements/additions to existing displays, including a replica of Forbes Field's original scoreboard, the barn at Manchester Farms and miniature lights at Luna Park.
If you haven't been to the Miniature Railroad & Village in a couple of years, I think you'll be in for a delightful surprise! Along with Forbes Field and Manchester Farms, other recent additions include Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater; a new roundhouse, operating turntable and railyard; a trestle tunnel and elevated track; and ornate replicas of the first Gulf gas station and the Luna Park entrance.