The Miami Valley Garden Railway Society

Dayton, Ohio

The Little River Railroad

Jack & Sharon Wilson

Railroad Featured in the 2007 Multi-Club Bus Tour
The Little River Railroad, like its namesake in the Smokey Mountains, operates in the shade of many large mature trees.
More than 300 feet of track in two interconnected loops wind through the two tunnels under the mountain and across a 14 foot Pratt truss bridge over Lake Genevieve.
Most track is free floating in granite chicken grit ballast over a base of crushed limestone. The Little River begins with a waterfall from the mountain, meanders through the wooded terrain, and ends by spilling into Lake Genevieve.
Elevated portions of track are supported by scratch built redwood cribbing and trestle.
All trains are track powered and controlled with the Aristocraft Train Engineer. All turn outs remain manual. In the summer of 2007, the propietors financed the installation of a trolley line for the conveniece of the townspeople of Cassidyƕs Corner and the more rural areas serviced by the LRRR.




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