Why Is There a Train Station Inside This State Street Storefront?

In the storefront between the Christian Science Reading Room and Open Air Bicycles is a replica of a train station. Is it old or new? Why does it exist? —C.

The word on the street is that Santa Barbara resident Art Bosse didn’t want his world-class collection of model trains to be sold off once his own train leaves the station for good, so he bought the space as a home for the Bosse Toy Train Museum. The buildout has been going on for years, but sources say that the work is nearly done, and the museum could open sometime next year.

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