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 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  This year’s Fright Train will board in Red Springs.    

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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

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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

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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,

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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

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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

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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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