Rails to Christmas 2016

Please join us for our 2016 Rails to Christmas railcar rides in downtown Red Springs.  Tickets are $5.00 per person with children under 5 years of age free. We will be collecting nonperishable food to make Christmas food baskets for needy families in the area.  Donations of canned vegetable/fruit goods, canned hams, stuffing mix, corn

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Red Springs & Northern Begin Holiday Season

Best Holiday wishes to all: We at Red Springs & Northern Railroad are more busy this Holiday season than usual.  Hurricane Matthew in November dealt Robeson County a severe blow in every category, from loss of housing to loss of crops.  The railroad damage was no exception.  I selected a couple of representative phots to

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RS&N Halloween Fright Train Cancelled

Due to the significant storm damage from Hurricane Matthew, the Red Springs and Northern Foundation has cancelled the 2016 Halloween Fright Train (October 21 & 22, October 28 & 29). We hope to be back on track for a frightful fun time next year!!

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New Water Source For RSN

Many thanks to the following organizations that made it possible for a new water source near Mountaire: 1. Mountaire Inc. 2. Robeson County Water 3. Red Springs & Northern Railroad (RSN) 4. NCDOT Highway Division 5. Various  contractors                                      

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Welcome Home

The RSN Fairmont A6 MC2 motorcar is home and lookin’ great!!!  Members ran a test run the week prior to her first Motorcar Day run March 26, 2016. Below are a few photos provided by Tom Stallings and John Green of her rebuild and a picture on the day of the Motorcar Run:       

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2nd Annual Motorcar Day – Saturday, March 26

The Red Springs & Northern Foundation held its 2nd Annual RS&N Motorcar Day on Saturday, March 26.  Nine motorcars participated including the Foundation’s A-4 and A-6.  It was a great turnout of motorcar enthusiasts. The group met at the Red Springs depot where Tom Stallings conducted the safety meeting prior to departure. Coffee, tea and water along

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Tie Project Update – March 2016

The line is now open between Parkton and Red Springs. The tie installation project and the punch list are both complete. The contractor will have their equipment in Red Springs on the siding, pending further work to be done in the next little while. That being possibly to rebuild the small dirt crossing just North

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Amtrak Worker Recognized for Saving Freight Train

One of RSN’s new members, Tim Carroll of Fuquay-Varina, NC was recently featured in an article on Page 2 of the monthly NCDOT Rail Division The Rail Report.  Tim was working the Fayetteville Amtrak station in December 2015 when he noticed sparks and smoke from one of the wheels of a northbound CSXT freight train. Tim notified their dispatcher

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RS&N Annual Membership Meeting

The Annual RS&N Membership Meeting was held at the Red Springs Community Center (122 Cross St.) on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016, at 10:00 a.m.  It was nice to see such a large turnout of our members for the annual meeting. Annual reports by officers, board members and committee chairs were presented to the members.    Congratulations to Phil Gandy, John

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WELCOME!! AND COME JOIN US!!

Welcome to the Red Springs & Northern Railroad Foundation, Inc. website – so glad you stopped by!

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RS&N DEPOT is the grey building (100 N.Main St.) on the corner, on the east side of the street. 

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A Message to RS&N Membership…..

…….. from Chris Abbood, President; RS&N Foundation

“I would like to take a moment to let everyone know how our annual Rails To Christmas rides event went and to recognize a few of the people who brought it all together. First off, I am sorry to those who couldn’t make it track-side for whatever reason, for it is a great feeling to attend this event as a RS&N member. After many discussions, we once again turned a mile of track into a one-of-a-kind magical Christmas wonderland!

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Lights, Christmas Carols, ACTION!!!!

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