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Many Duke Energy employees volunteer to paint all of the individual figures used in the display and place them in that "just right" location.
Assembly of the actual track for the holiday train begins in early October and takes nearly 7 weeks to complete.
Hundreds of hours are spent making the detailed models used for the train display, now in its 65th year.
Three hundred cars operate on the display each year, with precise maintenance done daily to ensure they continue to run efficiently.