2024 Annual Membership Meeting

The RSN Annual Membership Meeting is scheduled for Saturday, February 17, 2024 at 10:00 AM. The location is the McNeill Farmers Market. Lunch will be provided via a Food Truck. Membership renewals are due now. Please fill out the member application/renewal and the 2024 general liability release and mail to Treasurer Susan Cease on the address on the form you received via email. There will be elections for two board of directors positions.A brief Board of Directors

The N.C. Transportation Museum’s Boy Scout Rail Camp – Oct 14-16, 2022

RSN will be giving rides to Scouts and the public at the N.C. Transportation Museum’s Boy Scout Rail Camp on October 14-16, 2022.   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

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.              

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:                                

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


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


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.…