The Miami Valley Garden Railway Society

Dayton, Ohio

The Garden Northern Railway

Denny & Judy Lamusga

Railroad Featured in the 2007 Multi-Club Bus Tour
The Garden Northern railroad of Denny and Judy La-Musga was constructed in time to make it’s debut for the 1998 LGB convention in Columbus OH.
This beautifully landscaped railroad features 290 feet of mainline track, 4 different styles of bridges (one of which runs into Denny’s garage), a town with a freight yard and a passing siding for the passenger station, and an 84 foot long river.
The railroad is based on a section of the Great Northern Railroad that ran through Minot, North Dakota, which the town is loosely modeled from. One of the most scenic features is the long, curving stone viaduct.
It is reminiscent of the one the Great Northern built in St Paul Minnesota. The back yard also contains a “kid’s layout” which features a farm setting containing many animals and two stations.


Photo By: Jerry Humston


Photo By: Jerry Humston


Photo By: Jerry Humston


Photo By: Jerry Humston


Photo By: Jerry Humston


Photo By: Jerry Humston


Photo By: Jerry Humston


Photo By: Jerry Humston


Photo By: Jerry Humston


Photo By: Jerry Humston


Photo By: Jerry Humston


The MVGRS Memorial
The MVGRS Memorial was designed and built from scratch by Art Gabele in 1997.
Art built the memorial to recognize members of the Miami Valley Garden Railway Society and the Greater Cincinnati Garden Railway Society who had passed away. The initials of the deceased member are added to the left side of the memorial for the Greater Cincinnati Garden Railway Society and to the right side for the Miami Valley Garden Railway Society.
In 2004, Art donated the memorial to the MVGRS. The memorial is included as part of each display the MVGRS presents.
A Photo of the Memorial is located at the bottom of each Web Page located though out the MVGRS Web Site.
Photo By: Peter Wine