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Phipps railroad display reflects Pittsburgh’s past

Tribune-Review
| Thursday, November 3, 2016 7:45 p.m
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Katie Schuller, display horticulturist at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, uses hand trimmers to cut the 'grass' near Forbes Field.
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A train goes by a miniature version of Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. The theme of this year's garden railroad is 200 Years of Pittsburgh. The exhibit follows Pittsburgh from the 1870's through 2013. It includes Mr. Rogers, Three Rivers Stadium, Forbes Field, KDKA radio and more.
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Doug Oster | Tribune-Review
The theme of this year's garden railroad at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is 200 Years of Pittsburgh. The exhibit follows Pittsburgh from the 1870's through 2013. It includes Mr. Rogers, Three Rivers Stadium, Forbes Field, KDKA radio and more. In the foreground 2013 is represented by a 'giant' rubber duck which visited Pittsburgh that year.
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Doug Oster | Tribune-Review
The theme of this year's garden railroad at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is 200 Years of Pittsburgh. The exhibit follows Pittsburgh from the 1870's through 2013. It includes Mr. Rogers, Three Rivers Stadium, Forbes Field, KDKA radio and more. This is the display of the Cathedral of Learning.
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Jordyn Melino is the exhibit coordinator at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. She also designed the garden railroad at Phipps. The theme is 200 Years of Pittsburgh. The exhibit follows Pittsburgh from the 1870's through 2013. It includes Mr. Rogers, Three Rivers Stadium, Forbes Field, KDKA radio and more.
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Doug Oster | Tribune-Review
The theme of this year's garden railroad at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is 200 Years of Pittsburgh. The exhibit follows Pittsburgh from the 1870's through 2013. It includes Mr. Rogers, Three Rivers Stadium, Forbes Field, KDKA radio and more. This is the interactive KDKA radio display which plays the first ever radio broadcast to visitors along with audio of the call of the 1960 World Series home run by Bill Mazeroski.
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Two year-old Charlie Lamb (in plaid) intently watches the Mr. Rogers trolley at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. To the left is Sarah Blumer and Andrew Buck who is also two. Although older generations recognize the trolley from Mr. Rogers, he sees it as part of Daniel Tiger and annimated show inspired by Mr. Rogers. It's part of the garden railroad here with a theme of 200 Years of Pittsburgh. The exhibit follows Pittsburgh from the 1870's through 2013. It includes Mr. Rogers, Three Rivers Stadium, Forbes Field, KDKA radio and more.
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Doug Oster | Tribune-Review
Two year-old Charlie Lamb intently watches the Mr. Rogers trolley at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Although older generations recognize the trolley from Mr. Rogers, he sees it as part of Daniel Tiger and annimated show inspired by Mr. Rogers. It's part of the garden railroad here with a theme of 200 Years of Pittsburgh. The exhibit follows Pittsburgh from the 1870's through 2013. It includes Mr. Rogers, Three Rivers Stadium, Forbes Field, KDKA radio and more.
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Doug Oster | Tribune-Review
The theme of this year's garden railroad at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is 200 Years of Pittsburgh. The exhibit follows Pittsburgh from the 1870's through 2013. It includes Mr. Rogers, Three Rivers Stadium, Forbes Field, KDKA radio and more. This is one of the trains going around Forbes Field.
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Doug Oster | Tribune-Review
The theme of this year's garden railroad at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is 200 Years of Pittsburgh. The exhibit follows Pittsburgh from the 1870's through 2013. It includes Mr. Rogers, Three Rivers Stadium, Forbes Field, KDKA radio and more. This is one of the little details in the railroad which shows a miniature 1959 billboard from Phipps.
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Doug Oster | Tribune-Review
The theme of this year's garden railroad at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is 200 Years of Pittsburgh. The exhibit follows Pittsburgh from the 1870's through 2013. It includes Mr. Rogers, Three Rivers Stadium, Forbes Field, KDKA radio and more. This is an interactive display of Three Rivers Stadium which plays the audio of the Immaculate Reception.
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Doug Oster | Tribune-Review
The theme of this year's garden railroad at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is 200 Years of Pittsburgh. The exhibit follows Pittsburgh from the 1870's through 2013. It includes Mr. Rogers, Three Rivers Stadium, Forbes Field, KDKA radio and more. This is an interactive display of the Duquesne Incline from the 1870's. Visitors can run the incline by turning the handle.

The theme of the garden railroad at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is “200 Years of Pittsburgh,” and it chronicles many of the city’s landmarks and triumphs.

See Doug Oster’s full story at everybodygardens.com

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