The Miami Valley Garden Railway Society

Dayton, Ohio

William and Willow Railroad

Jim and Shirley Pugh


I built my railroad in 2005, after my retirement from UPS.
It did not take long for me to realize, I had to do something with my time.
My father-in-law had a HO scale. I thought it would be neat to run a train outside and someone said, “you know they do that.” I was off to the races, with my father-in-law, William.
We built the railroad on a hillside, with trestles running through a covered bridge, two tunnels, and a loop through a ravine.
The era of my railroad is from the 30's to the 50's based on William and my memories. I like to run my Shay on the tight radius's of the 110 feet of track.
The William and Willow Railroad was named after my father-in-law and first granddaughter. My second granddaughter is now on the scene.
How does William, Willow and Rosemary Railroad sound?












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