RSN Member Ride on Saturday March 24th

There will be a RSN member and friends ride on Saturday March 24th.  This is a simple social ride.  Start time is “Morning”!!!!  Lunch will be served at Historic Lumber Bridge at 1:00 pm.  Chef Tom Smith will prepare RSN’s favorite rail foods –  hot dogs and hamburgers. Please email or text Tom at trsmith229@gmail.com or 803-804-9512  to confirm you will be attending and if you will join us for lunch. Drinks, side dishes and desserts are

2018 RSN Annual Membership Meeting

The RS&N Annual Membership Meeting is scheduled for Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 10:00 am at the Village Station Restaurant in Lumberton located at 2744 N. Roberts Avenue (just off I-95). Lunch begins at 12:00 noon (ordered from the menu) at a cost of $5.00 per member. A Board of Directors meeting will follow lunch. Please fill out the member dues renewal and the 2018 liability release and mail to Treasurer Susan Cease or bring to the

Rails to Christmas 2017

Its almost time for our annual Rails to Christmas train rides!!!!!!! We invite you to take a little ride through our Christmas wonderland of decorations,lights,displays and maybe even a hardy Ho-Ho-Ho from the big guy Santa Claus himself! The dates for our rides will be Friday and Saturday Dec. 8th and 9th and Friday and Saturday Dec. 15th and 16th. Ride times are 6 pm-9 pm weather permitting and each ride will last about 25-30

2017 Fright Train at Red Springs

All Aboard……………………..  if you dare……………………. Please join us for our 2017 Fright Train on Friday & Saturday, October 20 & 21, and Friday & Saturday, October 27 & 28 from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm.  This year’s Fright Train will board in Red Springs.    

The N.C. Transportation Museum’s Boy Scout Rail Camp – Oct 27-29, 2017

RSN will be giving rides to Scouts and the public at the N.C. Transportation Museum’s Boy Scout Rail Camp on October 27-29, 2017.   The event includes three days and two nights spent on the museum grounds.   Scouts will earn their Railroading Merit Badge during the event. Troops will learn how a diesel-electric locomotive develops power, how to identify different types of railcars, the importance of railroad signals and railroad safety. Troops will also learn

RS&N At NC Transportation Museum for National Train Day

RS&N Members Bucky Elks, Alana Norris, Jerry & Jewel Bullard, Alan Clark, Alton Riley, Bruce Smith, Robert Rhew, Tom Stallings, John Shefte, Screech Lanis, and a guest appearance by Bob Netwton attended the National Train Day at the North Carolina Transportation Museum on Friday, May 12 and Saturday, May 13.  Four RS&N members brought motorcars. The weather Friday put a damper on the turnout.  The Saturday weather was much better.  Motorcar

National Train Day At N.C. Transportation Museum, Spencer – Friday and Saturday, May 12-13, 2017

National Train Day at the N.C. Transportation Museum located in Spencer, North Carolina will be held on Friday and Saturday, May 12 and 13.  The event will feature passenger and caboose train rides.  The N.C. Transportation Museum will also feature Red Springs & Northern motor car rides.  The A-6 motor car will be there to provide rides to attendees.  Members are also welcome to bring their motor cars to provide

RSN Foundation at NCTM Spencer Girl Scout Rail Camp

Members of RSN attended the Girl Scout Rail Camp at the North Carolina Transportation Museum on March 25. Thanks to Debbie Lee, Mark Bullard, Dan Willey, John Shefte, Clay Massey, Tom Stallings, and guest Kermit White who volunteered for this worthy event.               Debbie did an excellent job hosting and car loading with Dan as the engineer.              

2017 RSN Annual Membership Meeting

The RS&N Annual Membership Meeting was held Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 10:00 am at the Red Springs Public Works Facility     Annual reports by officers, board members and committee chairs was presented to the members.  Elections were held and members voted for three director positions.    Lunch was served after the annual meeting.   The Board of Directors for 2017 Tim Parnell, Phil Gandy, Jim Fetchero, Susan Cease, Mark Bullard, Tom Stallings, Doug Bedenbaugh, Tommy Tutherow  

Tie Crane Work in Progress

I would like to pass along some more forward progress on the RS&N.   Rick Tufts has begun to scrape, grind and prime our tie crane. I look forward to the day we can send the folks at Spencer a picture of the completed project! Work will continue as weather allows and anyone who is interested in helping out with this project, you are more than welcome, this doesn’t need

In Memory of John Green

We are all mourning the loss of fellow member John Michael Green who passed away suddenly on December 5th, 2016 at his home. John has been a member of the RS&N for many years and was one of our Board Directors. He was instrumental in the organization having radio communications on the whole line from Red Springs to Parkton, he also was responsible for the chain link fencing at our

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 bread mix, cake mix, etc. would be greatly appreciated. We look forward to celebrating the

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 give the reader a brief overview.  So far, with only volunteer labor and our own

RSN Provides Loaner Cars to the Volunteer Railroader’s Association of New Jersey

RSN has two cars on loan to the Volunteer Railroaders Association in New Jersey.  They are currently running short trips out of Cape May, the oldest resort seashore town in that state. We were more than happy to assist them with this event.  The ride take passengers out through tidal areas rich with wildlife including bald eagles.                          

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                                                      You are looking at a new water hydrant,

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:                                

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 with fresh danish was available at the depot in Red Springs for everyone before the ride.

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 of Hollis Siding North End switch. The Advanced Warning sign and Blue Flag protection have

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 in Florence, South Carolina and CSXT officials stopped the train immediately. Well done, Tim! Below is