We hope to see you again on March 24-25, 2018!
MARCH 25th & MARCH 26th TRAIN SHOW
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
GREATER SIOUX FALLS MODEL RAILROAD TRAIN SHOW AND SWAP MEET
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.
Join the DSED at the Cosmopolitan Show at Sergeant Bluff, IA. The show runs Saturday and Sunday March 11-12, 2017.
We just got home from TLR Convention 2016 in Fargo. A great time!
You can already register for the 2017 convention in Ames, IA.