Five toy train enthusiasts who are cooler than you

When you think cool, you probably don't think of toy trains. Indeed, you probably picture the toy-train enthusiast as a portly, avuncular loner with way too much knowledge of railroad history and an even greater willingness to share that knowledge with anyone who will sit still long enough for him to divulge it (Cliff Clavin, basically).

But that's not true (entirely). There are loads of ultra-cool people who love them some toy trains, and you might even meet some of them at this weekend's Rocky Mountain Toy Train Show at the Denver Merchandise Mart. Still think you're too cool for the show? We'll prove you wrong with this list of five people who love toy trains and are definitely cooler than you.

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Cory Casciato is a Denver-based writer with a passion for the geeky, from old science fiction movies to brand-new video games.
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