The Danbury Railroad Museum, Danbury, Connecticut

John Cowgill: Stories of the Railroad


What do you think about when you think about the city of Danbury, Connecticut?  Some people have heard of this city, but if they tried to tell you what is there, you will more likely get dumb looks although it was nicknamed the ‘Hat City’ as it was once the site of a hat manufacturing center.  It is one of the largest cities in the state, and it has a few historic sites, but the most significant site is the old train station.  It is one of the few train stations that was located at a junction.  Today, this train station is the home of the Danbury Railroad Museum.


Located a few blocks from the center of town, the Danbury Railroad Museum has a huge collection inside and outside.  You enter the old train station into the old waiting room.  You see the old benches where passengers once sat on…

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