The Miami Valley Garden Railway Society

Dayton, Ohio

The Packard Museum
Holiday Train Display 2009


The Miami Valley Garden Railway Society set up a garden railway train display at the Packard Museum. The trains will be running around a vintage Packard automobile the entire month of December..

A Brief Story about the Packard Museum.

The Packard Motor Car Company comes to life again in America's Packard Museum.
The museum was founded in 1992 by Dayton attorney and long-time car collector Bob Signom.
Located in the original Packard Dealership Building which was built in 1917, the museum has officially taken the name of the original dealership - The Citizens Motorcar Company - but has become known as "America's Packard Museum".
The January 1998 edition of Car Collector magazine named the museum one of the "Top Ten" Museums in The United States.
In 2004, the Society of Automotive Historians conferred the prestigious James J. Bradley Award upon the Museum for its exemplary efforts in preserving motor vehicle resource materials.
Only six other U.S. museums have received the Bradley Award.

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Getting ready to start set up.
Photo By: Jerry Humston


Laying the track
Photo By: Jerry Humston


Finishing up the upper loop of track.
Photo By: Jerry Humston


Final adjustments to the track.
Photo By: Jerry Humston


Adding the details.
Photo By: Jerry Humston


Putting the cross bucks together.
Photo By: Jerry Humston


Track together, details complete and the trains running in about an hour.
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


Work came to a screeching halt as soon as John opened the hood on one of the cars.
Photo By: Jerry Humston


Photo By: Jerry Humston


Danny checking out the 1932 Club Sedan.
Photo By: Jerry Humston


Photo By: Jerry Humston


Photo By: Jerry Humston


Lyn even quit working as soon as she found the Packard Hurst.
Photo By: Jerry Humston


Danny waiting for his turn to operate the trains.
Photo By: Jerry Humston


The MVGRS Memorial
The MVGRS Memorial was designed and built from scratch by Art Gebele 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