Jingle Rails 2018

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You see model trains a lot during the holiday season, but nobody does model trains like the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis. Jingle Rails is their annual train display. Models travel through famous local scenes and national landmarks from the American West. You’ll find downtown Indy, complete with a scale model of the Soldier and Sailor’s Monument, lights and all, along with Lucas Oil Stadium. There’s also Las Vegas, Yosemite, and new this year: Route 66.

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The Men of Jingle Rails

Equally as interesting as the trains are the old men who are really into it. I happened to notice one gentleman making a repair, so of course I had to take a moment to capture it…

jingle rails eiteljorg indianapolis
jingle rails eiteljorg indianapolis

Indiana Railroad

Jingle Rails is sponsored by the Indiana Railroad. Their signature red locomotive travels overhead throughout the entire exhibit.

jingle rails eiteljorg indianapolis
jingle rails eiteljorg indianapolis
jingle rails eiteljorg indianapolis

Had enough trains yet? No? Here’s a few more…

jingle rails eiteljorg indianapolis

Thanks for visiting our Jingle Rails coverage for 2018. We were there last year as well, so you can check that out here: Jingle Rails 2017. I work to take new angles each year.

2018 Holiday Events

As legendary Hoosier Michael Jackson once said, “Don’t stop ’til you get enough.”  So by all means, please enjoy our other posts from this season.  Click the image below.

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Museum of Science & Industry

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Our third featured partner for our Chicago weekend is the Museum of Science & Industry.  This giant museum on Chicago’s south side features more hands-on exhibits than you could possibly do in one day.  This is a favorite spot for families because of all the interactive exhibits for kids.

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chicago-museum-science-industry

MSI is currently featuring a special exhibit titled The Science Behind Pixar. This was great for all ages because it ranged from very simple, building-block-type activities for young kids, to computer animation displays for older kids (and adults).  Personally, I really enjoyed the concept art (see below). 

Jingle Rails

Another stop we made on our holiday tour of Indianapolis was Jingle Rails, presented by The Indiana Rail Road Company, at the Eiteljorg Museum.  Eight model trains travel through miniature scenes including downtown Indianapolis, Hollywood, Las Vegas and western landmarks such as the Grand Canyon and Mount Rushmore.  After the Jingle Rails photos, you’ll see a few general shots of the museum which has plenty to explore too.

Jingle Rails runs through January 15th, so be sure to check it out!











Dream Cars

Today I went to the Indianapolis Museum of Art to check out the exhibit Dream Cars. I love to shoot cars.  And as you’ll see, I mostly like to shoot detail shots of cars.  “God is in the details,” said architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and it definitely shows in these works of art.

Go and check it out yourself.  Especially if you want to see the entirety of these cars, which you do.  This is the last weekend.  It closes August 23rd.

dream cars indianapolis museum of art
dream cars indianapolis museum of art
dream cars indianapolis museum of art
dream cars indianapolis museum of art
dream cars indianapolis museum of art
dream cars indianapolis museum of art
dream cars indianapolis museum of art
dream cars indianapolis museum of art
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