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
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
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
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
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 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.
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,
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:
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.
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