The Red Springs & Northern Railroad Foundation, Inc. is pleased to announce our annual RAIL FAN DAY RIDE on Saturday, September 26th, 2015. The round trip ride will cover the entire 13 mile RS&N line from Red Springs, NC to Parkton, NC. and return. The train will leave the Red Springs & Northern depot in Red Springs, NC at 10:30 a.m. SHARP!
May 20, 2015 RS&N is proud to have hosted The Intracoastal Model Railroad Club of Calabash, NC, for a round trip railfans ride from Red Springs to the depot at Parkton. The train consisted of 2 Fairmont heavy gang motorcars – an A-4 and an A-6 – and 4 passenger trailer cars. One of the passenger cars was the rebuilt #8404, with its new safety harness.
May 18, 2016 And a great time was had by all !! The Red Springs Arts Council hosted its annual Street Festival Saturday, May 16, 2015 in downtown Red Springs. There were inflatables for the kids and vendors selling lots of good food and various craft items, artists, community groups, folk and Indian dancers and singers. A gospel singing group added to the festive atmosphere.
May 14, 2015 Red Springs & Northern Railroad Foundation, Inc. is proud to present the RS&N #8404 trailer car, rebuilt and painted by Foundation President Chris Abbood. Chris assumed the project of restoring one car at a time at his state-of-the-art home shop.
April 18, 2015 Yesterday after the monthly board of directors meeting in Red Springs several foundation members headed out to the Croft Metals switch. The old “head block” switch cross ties had deteriorated to the point that the switch would not operate correctly. The old ties were removed and new ones were inserted.
April 24, 2015 The RS&N now has a new switch stand for the Croft Metals siding. Under clear blue skies with gentle breezes and temperatures hovering in the low 70’s, it was the perfect day to complete this portion of track maintenance.
May 30, 2015 ……..we’re eatin’, swimmin’, and fellowshippin‘!!! Memorial Day, May 25, provided members of the RS&N a grand opportunity to spend time at Milton and Ginny Lucas’s lovely country home for a BBQ cookout, swim time, and reflection on lives sacrificed for our great country. The pool water was warm, the food was excellent (thanks so much to everyone who furnished their best!!), and spending quality time together was the greatest part of all.
We are proud to announce the election of the 2015 Red Springs & Northern Railroad Foundation, Inc. Board of Directors!
Boy Scouts from across Robeson County pinned new Merit Badges to their vests Saturday, March 28, 2015 after riding along the Red Springs & Northern Railroad. More than 50 young people took part in the Merit Badge event, which was organized by the Red Springs & Northern Railroad Foundation, Inc.