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MARK YOUR CALENDARS, EVERYBODY!! IT’S HERE!!

The much anticipated annual RS&N MEMBERSHIP MEETING (where all the GREAT things happen!!) will be held at the Red Springs Community Center (122 Cross St.) on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. (Please check the 2016 Calendar of Events page for maps to the Center.)

Active participation is encouraged as we review events of the year gone by and eagerly explore new opportunities for 2016. RS&N members will also be holding an election to fill 3 positions for the Board of Directors (BOD).

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WELCOME!! AND COME JOIN US!!

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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RS&N SAFETY ALERT – TRAINS, TRACKS & PEDESTRIANS!

As members of the Red Springs & Northern Railroad Foundation, Inc., it is our responsibility to bring awareness to the public about railroad safety. So now’s the time for a basic, common sense safety refresher course re trains, tracks, and pedestrians. We rail fans LOVE the thrill of standing nearby as a swiftly moving train thunders its way down the line. The speed, the power, the sound of the wheels pounding the steel rails – it can make you freeze in place. And that’s when accidents happen before we have a chance to think about it. SO – let’s consider the following life-saving facts:

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MOUNTAIRE-S. HOLLIS GRADE CROSSING CONSTRUCTION

Notice from RS&N Website Maintenance

January 9, 2016 – Report from John Cease, RS&N BOD Member

Due to the thoroughness of Mr. Cease’s report re Mountaire-S. Hollis Grade Crossing Construction, we have established a companion link to another location that contains his report in its entirety. 

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IMMEDIATE ATTENTION!! OUT-OF-SERVICE NOTIFICATION

JANUARY 7, 2016 – RS&N MAIN TRACK WILL BE OUT OF SERVICE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE BETWEEN M.P. 229.75, OLD MOUNTAIRE DRIVEWAY, TO M.P. 229.37, NORTH HOLLIS SWITCH. DO NOT PASS THESE LOCATIONS! CONTRACTOR DERAILS ARE INSTALLED ON EITHER SIDE OF NEW CROSSING LOCATION, M.P.229.60 Chris Abbood, RS&N Foundation President

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SEE IT – SNAP IT – SHARE IT….WE CAN USE IT!!!

How to Submit Photos and News Briefs – a note from RS&N Web Site Maintenance 

Doggone it if we can’t be in 100 places at the same time!! Sometimes, when RS&N activities spread us thin, we can’t take ALL the pictures and collect ALL the interesting facts that make up the total RS&N story at each event, which include….

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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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BOD MEETING SUMMARY – JAN. 16, 2016

 January 18, 2016 – BOD Report from John Cease, RS&N BOD Member

A link has been established to another location that contains his report in its entirety. Please click the “Read More” button to access an active link on the next page.

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NEW YEAR’S DAY RIDE – 2016 (already….)

On New Year’s Day 2016, some Foundation members enjoyed a couple of round trips on the railroad.  Participants included Jim Fetchero and John Green riding in John’s MT-14, Mark Bullard in his M-19, Lee Thompson and friend, Donald Blackmon in Lee’s MT-19, and Virgil Hill, who ran his MT-19 and M-19.      (Click on pictures to enlarge.)

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PENNSYLVANIA….. & STEEL DECKED WORK FLAT CARS

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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