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
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