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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 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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Several months ago, RS&N members John and Susan Cease were on a motor car tip in Pennsylvania where they met an old friend, Dean Mark.  Many know Dean as the man who purchased the inventory of, and filled the vacuum created by, the death of a dedicated motor car vendor and operator, Mr. Les King.  This was no small doing, as Mr. King had an extensive inventory of parts, contractual agreements for manufacture of aftermarket motorcar items, sales and rebuilding of motor cars.  His investments provided the items to carry forward the history and hobby of motor car operation.  Les King lived in NE Ohio, and Dean was a friend who lived nearby.

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September 30, 2015     During the past several years, there has been increased railroad industry focus on grade crossing safety nationwide due to more trains, more cars and more grade crossing conflicts. NCDOT-RAIL responded to the call for improving grade crossing safety. Among several initiatives was a project to improve rail crossing signage.…

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