Parkton-The Red Springs and Northern Railroad Foundation will hold its second annual Railfan Day Ride on Sat., Mar. 31, 2012 (rain date: Sun., April 1, 2012). This ride will include the full 13 miles of the railroad from Red Springs to Parkton and back. This is your opportunity to see and enjoy the wonderful forests, wetlands, and farmland that is RobesonCounty, while riding on open air gang cars that were once used for transporting maintenance workers by the nations railroads.
There will be three rides: leaving Red Springs at 8:30 a.m. and returning at 11:45 a.m.; leaving Red Springs at 12:15 p.m. and returning at 3:30 p.m.; and leaving Red Springs at 4:00 p.m. and return at 7:15 p.m..
Each ride will have a layover at the 1892 Parkton Depot where food and Red Springs and Northern t-shirts will be available for purchase.
There are a limited number of seats available for each train ride and these seats have filled quickly in past events; therefore, early reservations are recommended. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. Cut off date for reservation is Wed., Mar. 28, 2012.
For ticket reservations, please call 910-285-6242 during the hours of 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. The RS&N is a 501 c 3 non profit corporation and your ticket purchase is a tax deductible donation. All Proceeds go to the continued restoration, preservation and operations of the Red Springs and Northern Railroad.
For more information visit our websit: www.redspringsandnorthern.com