On St. Patrick's Day the calendar still said winter and Mother Nature made sure to remind us of that fact. A pair of GP50s hustle the westbound Brainerd Local with 14 cars across Huson Trestle on ... (more)
A single leased EMD BL20 moves the Brainerd Local west. Today the CP GP20Cs share some of the same lines.
Brainerd Local heads west. It will service the mill in Brainerd for the last time today.
The local kicks up dust as it does some street running in Brainerd.
The Brainerd Local rolls through the center of 1st Avenue NE on its way to the paper mill in Brainerd.
The Brainerd Local crosses the Tamarack River en route west with two boxcars for the shuttered Wausau paper mill.
The Brainerd Local arrives at its namesake and passes one of the old buildings from the heyday of the NP.
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.
Snow banks make for a tighter than usual squeeze for cars as BNSF's Brainerd Local eases down 1st Avenue NE in its namesake on the way back from the Wausau Paper mill. This track is endangered as ... (more)
BNSF's Brainerd Local arrives in its namesake from Superior and in the process passes by some of the buildings that made up the massive NP shop complex here. The newer building on the left is stil... (more)
BNSF's Brainerd Local eases down 1st Avenue NE in its namesake on the way back from the Wausau Paper mill. This track is endangered as the mill is scheduled to close this spring.
A 30 car Brainerd Local makes its way West through the small town of Cromwell on the Brainerd Sub
The red switch broom on the nose along with the Cascade Green is a fitting combination for the holidays. The Brainerd Local hustles west while dark clouds loom over Lake Superior.
Brainerd Local throttles up to 60 mph as they leave town.