Delaware Seaside Railroad Club

The Delaware SeaSide Railroad Club is a 501(c)(3) non-profit Educational Charity organization as recognized by the IRS. Our mission is to preserve and promote the history and hobby of model railroading. Our goal is to educate and entertain people of all ages on the many advantages of model railroading and the collecting of toy trains as a hobby.

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About Delaware Seaside Railroad Club

Mission: The Delaware SeaSide Railroad Club is a 501(c)(3) non-profit Educational Charity organization as recognized by the IRS. Our mission is to preserve and promote the history and hobby of model railroading. Our goal is to educate and entertain people of all ages on the many advantages of model railroading and the collecting of toy trains as a hobby.

The Delaware Seaside Railroad Club (DSRC) is housed in a 3,500 ft2 building conveniently located at 36668 DuPont Highway, Route 113) in Selbyville, Delaware. The club operates five large operating model railroad displays in the most common gauges: N, HO, S, O and G.  The layouts are designed for interactive operation by visitors. For our youngest enthusiasts we have a hands on Brio clickety-clack wooden train layout and the popular Thomas the Tank Engine Lionel O-gauge layout operated by children using hand held wireless controllers.  Admission to our club is always free.

The DSRC conducts workshops on the care and maintenance of toy trains and how to build a home layout. Model railroading teaches many skills including carpentry for layout building, electrical wiring and artistic scenery modeling. As model trains have become more complex with digitally controlled locomotives and wireless technology our focus continues to be directed toward the advanced technology involved in this fun hobby. 

Our Club is very active in Community Events. We participate in various holiday parades with our always popular float that has a G-Gauge Thomas the Tank Engine running around a town scene with whistle and steam engine sounds and plenty of smoke. Each Christmas we set up our traveling exhibits at the Georgetown Library for the enjoyment of the general public along with dedicated sessions for the Kindergarten classes from Georgetown Elementary School, senior citizen and handicapped adult groups.