Groups Visiting the Chattanooga Society of Model Engineers, Inc.|
The Chattanooga Society of Model Engineers, Inc. (CSME) conducts limited
visits for groups at the Eagle Point Railroad in Dunlap TN, which is a
private owner railroad and not open to general public access.
Organized civic groups, not usually exceeding fifty members, such as
scouts, church groups or other associations and organizations may request
to schedule a group visit through the club. Advanced notice, exceeding a
month, is required to process a visit request so that we have enough
members to make the visit a very positive experience. Often visits are
now scheduled a year in advance.
A group visit requires us to arrange supplemental event insurance for
each visit day. You will be asked to make a donation to cover our cost
to have you visit.
Note about youths: A waiver is required to be signed by each
visitor. For youths coming with a group, if the parent will not be
present, the waiver must be signed by their parent and sent with the
accompanying adult. Groups visiting with youths need to have enough
adults to maintain constant supervision over the youths during the visit.
Anyone under 18 without a signed waiver will not be able to
To request a visit for your group, please contact the
Director of Educational Visits via
email with the information about your group, its expected size and several
NOTE: Group visits are limited and most are being
scheduled a year in advance.
Scouts Merit Badge Visits
There is no charge for visiting other than covering our insurance cost;
currently $50 a day for groups of 10 or more total people. If you have a
large group and will be eating your lunch at the railroad, it is customary
for the groups to bring a little extra food to feed the engineers and
conductor staff that has donated their time to make your visit
The railroad is remote, 10 miles and 20-25 minutes from Dunlap. When out
riding on the railroad, you may be out 45-60 minutes. Anyone with special
medical needs must bring their medications with them. The railroad is in
the woods with limited handicap access.
Open-toed shoes such as sandals are not appropriate. Consider bringing
bug spray, hats, suntan lotion and water bottles during summer months.
There is no food available at the railroad. You need to bring your own
if you plan on staying over through lunch.
Please ask in advance if you have concerns.|