The Miami Valley Garden Railway Society

Dayton, Ohio

2009 Xenia Railfest


Setting up and tearing down at events like the Xenia Railfest is a lot of hard work, but seeing the look on this young mans face makes it all worth while.

Photo By: Jerry Humston


A young rail fan is froze in his tracks at the sight of the MVGRS garden railroad display.

Photo By: Jerry Humston


Explaining to grandma where she can put the train at in her yard after he wins the train raffle.

Photo By: Jerry Humston


Put a train on the tracks and all the men quit working, seems Judy may have to finish herself.

Photo By: Jerry Humston


Small village
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If we could have only talked the Kiwanas into dropping those delicious hot dogs onto the trains as they rounded the corner the day would have been perfect.

Photo By: Jerry Humston


Train must have stopped the men are back to work.

Photo By: Jerry Humston


Gordon's LCE train ran perfect all day.

Photo By: Jerry Humston


Break Time

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People had to stand in line to buy raffle tickets.

Photo By: Jerry Humston


The free balloons went fast.

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MVGRS was raffling off a complete circus train at the 2009 Xenia Railfest.
Photo By: Jerry Humston


and the winner is!!!!!

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Jamas Thomas of Beavercreek

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Train from Messmore Germany even made a stop at the Xenia Railfest.

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Seems like Danny may be practicing for a new government job!!
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