Danbury’s  old train station is so picturesque, it was used by Alfred Hitchcock as a setting in his movie Strangers on a Train. The Danbury Railway Museum (120 White St., 203/778-8337, www.danbury.org/drm , 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Wed.–Sat., noon–4 p.m. Sun. early Sept.–late May.; 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Mon.–Sat. and noon–5 p.m. Sun. late May–early Sept., $6 adults, $5 seniors, $4 children 3–12, free children under 3, additional charge for train ride) is now filled with collections of model trains and railroad memorabilia from all over Connecticut .
Out back the rail yard is a wonderland for youngsters, chock-full of locomotives, box cars, and cabooses in an ever-expanding collection of over 60 railroad cars.