The Upper Cumberland Railroad Society (UCRS) is our Educational and Historical Entity. The Society is responsible for the Historical and Museum Displays at the mall suite and the Education of the public in all aspects of local, Tennessee and surrounding railroads, both past and present.


UCRS also participates with the Boy Scouts through the Railroading Merit Badge Classes. Contact Tom Shallcross for more information on the Boy Scout Merit Badge classes.

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UCRS holds classes every year on Model Railroading. The classes are part of our How To Develop and Build A Model Railroad Educational Series. All classes are in the Education room located at the rear of our displays. Class attendees must be pre-registered and there are a maximum of 12 available seats for each class. You may pre-register at the front desk at our display during operation hours, or by Email to either of the Officers at right. Classes are subject to cancellation, postponement or rescheduling due to adverse weather, low pre-registrations or other unforeseeable instances. We will try to post any changes as soon as we can.

Introductory/Intermediate/Advance Class Subjects
1. General Introduction to Model Railroading
2. Railroad Layout Design
3. Rolling Stock Consideration
4. Benchwork
5. Track Laying/Ballasting
6. Basic Wiring
7. Basic DCC
8. Basic Scenery
9. Kit Building/Bashing/Scratchbuilding
10. Railroad Operations
11. Maintenance
12. Weathering & Decals