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Northern Lines Railway

This is a new line started in April 2005 running from St Cloud to St. Joe and Cold Spring.




The motive power for the line in a a pair of leased Relco GP7s, formerly from BRC.  For more info on the line in general see http://www.anacostia.com/nlr/nlr.html
 

A view of RCLX GP7 1704 on the first weekend, April 22 2005. Regular service began April 24th. Lester Zmudsinski photo

Relco 1704 in St Cloud - Brian Barthel photo

Relco GP7 1703 also in St Cloud - Brian Barthel photo

Northern Lines RLCX 1704 returns from switching Quebecor on the east end of St. Cloud.  Photo by Chris Laskowski on January 2, 2007
 

Caboose: NLR 12587
Date of Photo: 6/4/2006

Photographer: Aaron Barthel
Location: Saint Cloud, MN
Description: Former BN caboose parked in the Saint Cloud yard.

 
Caboose: NLR 12587
Date of Photo: 12/9/2006
Photographer: Brian Barthel
Location: Saint Cloud, MN
Description: Now with "Northern Lines Railway" painted on the side.

 

 

And for those railfanning them be sure to get to the Cold Spring Bakery on Main St. in Cold Spring just a block or so off the line. It is a terrific bakery and you can stock up for the day's railfanning in one stop!




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The contents of this page have not been reviewed or approved by the University of Minnesota.