The Local works north at Grand Forks to serve industries on the branch.
Normally this would a normal day for the Brainerd Local, but this trip was the last they would make to the mill, which was closed at this point. They dodge traffic for the last time as the fate of... (more)
Temporary snow melt flooding allowed for this reflection of the Brainerd Local zipping west to serve the mill in Brainerd for the last time. By the time I was on my way back this was nothing more ... (more)
FIN! The last regularly scheduled movement, and possibly last of any kind over this street running in Brainerd. The mill shut down and the local is seen here after retrieving two boxcars of scrap ... (more)
Brainerd Local heads west. It will service the mill in Brainerd for the last time today.
The perils of street running as the Brainerd Local makes one of its last deliveries to the Wausau Paper plant, which ceased production this month.
Big bridge, small train. With the closing of the paper mill in Brainerd the local will look more and more like this.
After Amtrak clears off to the south, the daily local gets underway behind a duo of cascade green. The snow on the ground would not last for another month.
The Hinckley pulls down passed Interstate as it gets a routing into the yard. A nice Christmas present and the only train I shot in the few hours I was out. Merry Christmas to all!
Local power from the yard in Jamestown passes by one of the two massive concrete Peavey grain elevators in town.