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Continued: Conductor Bud's railway is a miniature marvel in Eagan

  • Article by: LIZ ROLFSMEIER , Special to the Star Tribune
  • Last update: September 7, 2013 - 2:00 PM

Lutz and his late wife, Ayako, created their elaborate backyard garden with ponds, waterfalls and waterways in the 1970s. He started installing the railway in 2001 at his wife’s prodding, and she saw the train cars in operation one time before she died.

“She got to see them run once,” he said, “and now she sees them from way up.”

Liz Rolfsmeier is a Twin Cities freelance writer.

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    What: Open house, next Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Where: 2960 Egan Av., Eagan

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