Nashua City Station is a public display of pieces from the private collection of Matthew Cosgro.
The story begins back in 2001 with an bug for train photography and a developing interest in websites. Originally known as Trainman's Web Site, the new website offered a sampling of photos from day-trips around New England and from vacations beyond.
A year later, a sense of focus was brought to the website to bring something meaningful to the public eye. With this newfound drive on the local railroad history of Nashua, the website was redesigned and renamed Nashua City Station. The name was to honor what was more than just a railroad station - a community building in the center of the city, once located on Main Street at Railroad Square.
Interests expanded to include the history of Manchester's rail lines in 2007, at which time the title Nashua City Station Railroad History started to be introduced. After some ups and downs, the area of focus grew in 2014 to include all of the railroads of New Hampshire; the Boston & Maine Railroad, Maine Central Railroad, and Grand Trunk Railway.
Matt's interest in trains began when he was about two years old when his father, Richard, started taking him on summer trips to the original Edaville and the Seashore Trolley Museum. As Matt gew older, his father fostered this interest with the gift of model trains. In elementary school, he gained the nickname "Train-man" by his art teacher and friends.
In 2001 he started giving back to the community, volunteering at the Seashore Trolley Museum. A few short years later, Matt began serving as conductor on the short-lived Wilton Scenic Railroad. Today, he continues to volunteer at the Seashore Trolley Museum, Connecticut Trolley Museum, and Sandown Historical Society.