So There Is A Railroad In New Jersey That Took 16 Years To Complete. But The End Result Blew My Mind.

The Northlandz railroad, in Flemington, New Jersey, was painstakingly constructed over the course of 16 years by Bruce Williams Zaccagnino. But you will not be traveling on it anytime soon — Zaccagnino’s construction is the world’s model railway!

Zaccagnino’s railway is used by 100 trains, which travel over more than nine miles of track and cross 400 bridges in the process. There are 3,000 buildings with 50,000 streets that make up idyllic towns and villages. It is an astonishingly realistic model railway. In the humble words of its creator:

There’s just nothing else like it. Visitors come out saying it’s one of the wonders of the world.

1. Northlandz model railroad, in Flemington, New Jersey, was painstakingly constructed by hand.

So There Is A Railroad In New Jersey That Took 16 Years To Complete. But The End Result Blew My Mind.

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2. It took creator Bruce Williams Zaccagnino 16 years to finally bring his dream of Northlandz — the world’s biggest model railway — to life.

So There Is A Railroad In New Jersey That Took 16 Years To Complete. But The End Result Blew My Mind.

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3. Bruce Williams Zaccagnino started the project as a hobby in his basement with the help of his wife Jean before opening its doors to the public.

So There Is A Railroad In New Jersey That Took 16 Years To Complete. But The End Result Blew My Mind.

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4. The model boasts an impressive 100 trains, 400 bridges and more than nine miles of track as well as 3,000 miniature buildings.

So There Is A Railroad In New Jersey That Took 16 Years To Complete. But The End Result Blew My Mind.

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5. There are 50,000 streets and 40ft bridges spanning across vast canyons, all of which Mr Zaccagnino designed and painstakingly handcrafted on his own.

So There Is A Railroad In New Jersey That Took 16 Years To Complete. But The End Result Blew My Mind.

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6. The hit attraction was recognized by Guinness World Records as the largest model of its kind in the world.

So There Is A Railroad In New Jersey That Took 16 Years To Complete. But The End Result Blew My Mind.

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7. Bruce Williams Zaccagnino said most of the scenes are representative of places in the world where you would see trains such as a Swiss village or big city.

So There Is A Railroad In New Jersey That Took 16 Years To Complete. But The End Result Blew My Mind.

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8. According to Bruce Williams Zaccagnino visitors describe the model railway as one of the wonders of the world.

So There Is A Railroad In New Jersey That Took 16 Years To Complete. But The End Result Blew My Mind.

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9. The model railway aims to show the history of the railroads across the U.S. through the years with famous scenes.

So There Is A Railroad In New Jersey That Took 16 Years To Complete. But The End Result Blew My Mind.

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10. Some people say the model railway is better than the Grand Canyon according to Mr Zaccagnino who spent 16 years building the railway.

So There Is A Railroad In New Jersey That Took 16 Years To Complete. But The End Result Blew My Mind.

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11. This part of the nine mile track depicts a snowy scene with trees lining a town which the railway runs through.

So There Is A Railroad In New Jersey That Took 16 Years To Complete. But The End Result Blew My Mind.

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12. Mr. Zaccagnino designed and painstakingly handcrafted the railway on his own over 16 years.

So There Is A Railroad In New Jersey That Took 16 Years To Complete. But The End Result Blew My Mind.

Source: The Daily Mail.

13. Mr. Zaccagnino said people might be put off because they think it is just about model trains but it is so much more than that.

So There Is A Railroad In New Jersey That Took 16 Years To Complete. But The End Result Blew My Mind.

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14. Part of the model railway shows the history of railroads across the U.S. through the years — with famous scenes including when they connected the East and West Coasts.

So There Is A Railroad In New Jersey That Took 16 Years To Complete. But The End Result Blew My Mind.

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15. Northlandz, in Flemington, New Jersey, was painstakingly constructed by hand by Bruce Williams Zaccagnino.

So There Is A Railroad In New Jersey That Took 16 Years To Complete. But The End Result Blew My Mind.

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16. The largest bridges span 40ft across vast canyons which were designed by Mr. Zaccagnino who began building the railway 16 years

So There Is A Railroad In New Jersey That Took 16 Years To Complete. But The End Result Blew My Mind.

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17. Northlandz is a 16 acre world class attraction developed by Bruce and his wife Jean.

So There Is A Railroad In New Jersey That Took 16 Years To Complete. But The End Result Blew My Mind.

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18. Along with the art, music and doll displays, outdoors you will find a 1890s replica narrow gauge steam train.

So There Is A Railroad In New Jersey That Took 16 Years To Complete. But The End Result Blew My Mind.

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19. There are also 50,000 streets and 40 foot bridges spanning across vast canyons, all of which Mr. Zaccagnino designed and painstakingly handcrafted on his own.

So There Is A Railroad In New Jersey That Took 16 Years To Complete. But The End Result Blew My Mind.

Source: The Daily Mail.

20. Bruce Williams Zaccagnino started the project as a hobby in his basement with the help of his wife Jean.

So There Is A Railroad In New Jersey That Took 16 Years To Complete. But The End Result Blew My Mind.

Source: The Daily Mail.

21. Tunnels and intricate bridges are everywhere crossing each other on multiple levels.

So There Is A Railroad In New Jersey That Took 16 Years To Complete. But The End Result Blew My Mind.

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22. The model railway is made up city scenes as well as countryside landscapes designed by Mr. Zaccagnino.

So There Is A Railroad In New Jersey That Took 16 Years To Complete. But The End Result Blew My Mind.

Source: The Daily Mail.

23. The model railways boasts an impressive 100 trains, 400 bridges and more than nine miles of track, as well as 3,000 miniature buildings that make up idyllic miniature towns and villages.

So There Is A Railroad In New Jersey That Took 16 Years To Complete. But The End Result Blew My Mind.

Source: The Daily Mail.

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