Train-Related Places or Things in Connecticut

Goals

To identify train-related places or things to visit (such as toy train exhibits or anything involving toy trains, train-related events or train-related places to take children) in Connecticut that will include information about each place/thing with links to the website of that place/thing and exclude real trains and train museums to inform a tourism article.

Early Findings

Our initial research on train-related places or things in Connecticut revealed insights. Here are key pieces of information we found:

Train-Related Places or Things in Connecticut

  • Amato's Toy and Hobby has Trainland that is "a wonderland of operating model trains and antique toys in the lower level of the store", and is a "huge 3,000 square foot celebration of the fun, history and action of toys and trains." Trainland showcases: An exhibit of the antique toy and train collection of founder Vincent Amato; A giant Playmobil Toyland Display that features large G gauge trains traveling through the villages; and An interactive Lionel toy train layout with trackside accessories that can be operated by visitors. Amato's Toy and Hobby is located in Middletown, Connecticut.
  • Gallery 25 and Creative Arts Studio offers an annual event in December for the holidays that has electric model trains running through model villages, and visitors can take turns operating the trains. Gallery 25 and Creative Arts Studio is located in New Milford, Connecticut.
  • The Wilton Historical Society also offers an annual event in December for the holidays where "historic 18th and 19th century buildings are transformed into a train-lovers delight with many different model train layouts winding through tiny towns with a variety of different kinds of buildings, tunnels and even a working Ferris wheel!" The Wilton Historical Society is located in Wilton, Connecticut.
  • The Whistle Stop Bakery is located at the Branchville Railroad station and offers cakes, cookies, pies or scones that are freshly baked, with family recipes that have been enjoyed in their community for over 30 years. The Whistle Stop Bakery is in RidgeField, Connecticut.

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