Why grow up when you can play with trains

Fred Burton showed up five or six years ago with an armload of old train magazines he figured the railroad museum could sell. He’s been there ever since.

OK, he leaves sometimes, though there actually are a couple of beds tucked away where the public can’t see. But his heart and his expertise are all aboard at the Chi-Town Union Station and West Oakland Railroad Museum in Commerce Township, where the volunteers can be kids again and kids can be awestruck.

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