Garden railway tour includes stop in Mt. Sterling

Briane and Connie Spangler’s “Kiousville, Palestine and Warrensville Railroad” is one of the stops on this year’s Garden Railway Tour.

(Posted Aug. 29, 2019)

The Columbus Garden Railway Society’s fall garden tour is set for 1-5 p.m. Sept. 8. It features working model train displays that run through outdoor gardens. More than a dozen model train enthusiasts are opening their yards for the tour. Admission is free. The event goes on rain or shine.

The home of Briane and Connie Spangler of Mount Sterling is among this year’s stops. Their “Kiousville, Palestine and Warrensville Railroad” is located at 8905 McKendree Rd. in Mount Sterling. Established in 2006, the display includes 600 feet of track, two main lines that encircle two ponds and a sunken patio, a third loop around a lighthouse, a rock garden and four flower gardens. This year, Briane has added a line for a live steam engine, and Connie has added a monarch butterfly hatchery. The Spanglers will have a covered viewing area in case of rain.

Other displays on the tour can be found in the Columbus, Dublin, Grandview, Marysville, Westerville and Worthington areas. For the complete list and addresses, go to

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