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  • Elaine Silets' garden railroad in North Barrington.

       Elaine Silets' garden railroad in North Barrington.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Elaine Silets and her garden railroad at her North Barrington home.

       Elaine Silets and her garden railroad at her North Barrington home.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Custom made buildings on Elaine Silets' garden railroad.

       Custom made buildings on Elaine Silets' garden railroad.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Elaine Silet's garden railroad.

       Elaine Silet's garden railroad.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Elaine Silets' garden railroad.

       Elaine Silets' garden railroad.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Elaine Silets' garden railroad.

       Elaine Silets' garden railroad.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Custom made buildings on Elaine Silets' garden railroad.

       Custom made buildings on Elaine Silets' garden railroad.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Elaine Silets and her garden railroad.

       Elaine Silets and her garden railroad.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Custom made buildings on Elaine Silets' garden railroad.

       Custom made buildings on Elaine Silets' garden railroad.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Circus train on Elaine Silets' garden railroad.

       Circus train on Elaine Silets' garden railroad.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Elaine Silets' garden railroad.

       Elaine Silets' garden railroad.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Elaine Silets' Japanese garden railroad.

       Elaine Silets' Japanese garden railroad.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Inside Elaine Silets' train house.

       Inside Elaine Silets' train house.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Elaine Silets' indoor railroad.

       Elaine Silets' indoor railroad.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Bridge leading to Japanese garden.

       Bridge leading to Japanese garden.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

 

Elaine silets opens her north barrington acreage with two garden railways and an indoor museum where train crisscross tracks arranged on three levels across the chicago landscape. saturday, june 25, is the only day of the year silets allows the public to tour. admission is $5 per person.

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