Join The Prairie Lakes Division

Welcome to the Prairie Lakes Division Website. The PLD is a division within the Thousand Lakes Region of the National Model Railroad Association. We hope to promote Model Railroading as an entertaining and educational hobby for the whole family. Through this website, our semi-annual meets, and train shows hosted in NW Iowa and SW Minnesota, we hope to further your enjoyment of this and other modeling hobbies. Please join us at one of our upcoming meets, email us, or call one of our officers to find out how you can join in the fun by becoming a member today.

The Prairie Lakes Division


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Meet Info

Fall 2017 PLD Meet

St James Middle School

500 3rd Ave South

St. James, MN 56081

October 7th, 2017




Contact Superintendent and other PLD Board Members



Find Contest rules and past winning photos

Upcoming Events





Prairie Lakes Division website in need of articles, news, events, and information!

If you have an article or a picture with a caption that you would like to have in this space, contact Keith Wells, webmaster. There is always room for your information, and articles. If you know of an event coming up in the region, let us know and it could go on this website. Boost up your attendance to your layout tour by sending some photos and a description about what people are to encounter!
Have something for swap?
Looking for some help or tips?
Have a useful tidbit to show and tell?

Send it here!

Have a vendor table at one of our shows? Send us your business flier or information and get a little boost to your sales if members know that you'll be at our next Meet!
PLD News and Events

Job Opening

The PLD is currently looking for an Editor for its publication, The Journal. Former Editor Keith Wells stepped down during the summer of 2015 and PLD Superintendent Jay Davis has taken on the duty of temporary Editor. If you are interested in this position, please call Jay Davis.


Fall PLD Meet
October 7th, 2017

St. James Middle School

500 3rd Ave. South

St. James, MN

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2017 PLD Fall Meet
St. James, Minnesota
Schedule of Events
October 7th, 2017


Show Open 8:00 AM

Terry Davis will be presenting on Alcos in New York.

Bill Nelson will do a clinic on track-laying.

John Galstad will be doing a presentation on the Rock Island.


The St. James Model Railroad Club layout will be open for touring after the business meeting. 


Hope to see you in October in St. James

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