Riverview, New Brunswick
September 29, 2003
When I entered, it was night. Frank Sinatra was playing on the sound system, the skyscrapers, houses, and streetlamps were all lit… I was really impressed. There are over two hundred structures in this layout, some of them emulating buildings in the Allentown, PA area. The layout features thirteen mainlines, all of which were in operation. The original construction also featured car tracks. . .a lot of car tracks, but only two were in operation. Apparently, it is hard to find parts for the cars that had been used in the layout and they work as they can.
As the lights returned, Sinatra disappeared and a voice described the logistics of the site. There was also a ticket-taker/guide on site who was more than willing to talk about what I was seeing. Apparently, the show starts every half-hour on the half-hour, but I don’t think it matters much when you walk in the door. All in all, for the money, it was good fun and if you have children with you, they will really enjoy it.
From journal Travelling in Eastern Pennsylvania