May 262017

Join us Saturday June 3rd at Oak View Library, 3700 E 3rd Street, Sioux Falls, SD from 10:00 – 3:00.

The DSED HO scale train layout will be running along with options for kids and kids at heart, to run trains on a switching and operating layouts. Come learn more about model railroading and the DSED.

A short business meeting to follow around 4:00 for those interested in joining the DSED.



Mar 082017


Saturday and Sunday beginning at 12:00 PM.  Railroad songs and the explanation behind the songs. Performed by “Boxcar Tourists featuring Boyd Bristow” 


South Dakota State Railroad Museum    featuring Rick Mills – Noted Author and Historian

Saturday afternoon at 1:00:

“South Dakota Railroading 101”

A PowerPoint program focusing on the most important and topical people, places, and trains that have shaped Dakota Territory and the State as we know it today. Designed for both children and adults alike.

Sunday afternoon at 2:00:

The South Dakota Railroad Photography of Otto Perry”

Otto Perry (1894 – 1970) was an accomplished American photographer specializing in railroad photos. Perry traveled extensively in Colorado, the surrounding plains, and north to the Black Hills of South Dakota in a five-decade pursuit to preserve a changing, and ultimately diminishing, era of railroading. His historic images captured narrow gauge steam locomotives, classic passenger trains, lowly freight trains, quintessential short lines, and the rise and ultimate dominance of diesel locomotives.

In South Dakota, Otto trained his camera lenses on the equipment and operations of the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy; the Chicago and North Western; the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific; and the local favorite – the Rapid City, Black Hills and Western. This PowerPoint program presents a selection of these images, plus re-photographed images of some of the same scenes today. 

Also at the show:

Featured model railroad vendors scheduled to attend:

  • Spring Creek Model Trains – Deshler, NE
  • Teskey’s Trains – Waseca, MN
  • Tyler Neesman – Columbus, WI
  • Other model railroad vendors:
  • Edgemont, SD
  • Council Bluffs, IA
  • Royalton, MN
  • Various local vendors

Featured model railroad layouts scheduled to attend:

  • Frankfort Sub Division Model Train Club – Frankfort, KS – 38’ x 26’ layout HO scale
  • Other model railroad layouts on display:
  • Z scale – 4’ table
  • N scale – 12’ x 12’
  • HO scale – 6’ x 12’
  • S scale – 6’ x 18’
  • Lionel scale – 4’ x 12’
  • Two switching layouts
    • For children and kids at heart to operate
Feb 282017


The Dakota Southeastern Division model railroad club presents this event to showcase model railroading at its best with multiple model train operating layouts on display. Vendors buying, selling and trading model trains and supplies. Fun for the whole family!

Cost: $5, children 12 and under free with paid adult.

Saturday March 25, 2017, 10:00 – 5:00

Sunday March 26, 2017, 10:00 – 4:00

 Multi-Cultural Center – Downtown Sioux Falls

515 N Main Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57103


This is the DSED’s third annual model railroad and swap meet which is our main fundraising event. The DSED is a local model railroad club and a division of the National Model Railroad Association. Watch our website for updates, scheduled meetings and events. Our club has several model railroad layouts that we take to other shows, libraries and other venues to showcase the model railroad hobby on a regular basis.

DSED Train Show Info

Jul 312016

The PLD fall event will be held Saturday, October 1, at the Regional Wellness Center, 415, S 18th. St. , Estherville, IA 51334, from 8 AM – 3 PM.

This event marks the 30th Anniversary of the PLD!