The Miami Valley Garden Railway Society

Dayton, Ohio

The Viking Valley Railroad

Jim and Barb Satterfield

Host of the 2008 MVGRS Monthly Club Meeting
The railroad began in 1999 as a single loop of track around our flower garden.
Nine years later there are two loops, the outer loop to allow for running of the longer modern prototypical engines and freight cars, and the inner loop, a modified figure 8 loop for “normal” freight cars and engines. Both loops pass thru the mythical town of Viking Valley.
A third track, for the town trolley, is a point to point running on the outskirts of town.
The trolley runs past main street, around farmer Bob’s barn, and across the covered bridge to the town fishing hole.
All of the track is Aristocraft, using track power with transformers.
Town buildings are a mixture of Piko, Aristocraft, and kitbashed.
Freight cars and engines are a mixture of LGB, USA Trains, Aristocraft, and Bachmann.
The overall layout is approx. 25'x20'.
The Viking Valley Railroad is pleased to host the June 2008 club meeting



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: Wil Davis


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