Author Topic: Northern Pacific No.8  (Read 825 times)

Dillon rail enthusiast Trinh

  • Gandy Dancer
  • *
  • Posts: 24
    • View Profile
Northern Pacific No.8
« on: January 10, 2021, 04:54:10 PM »
Northern Pacific Railroad had a small 2'6 gauge tie plant in Brainerd, Minnesota. The 0-4-0 fireless was built in 1945 by H.K. Porter, a tie plant is where it processed the Northern Pacific railroad ties before shipping them to where they were needed all around the NP system. The No.8 lasted long in the Burlington Northern era, it last ran in 1982, and now display at Brainerd, Minnesota.
Photo credit:
Jeff Terry
« Last Edit: January 10, 2021, 05:44:38 PM by Dillon rail enthusiast Trinh »

Mike the Choochoo Nix

  • Museum Member
  • Hostler
  • ***
  • Posts: 281
    • View Profile
Re: Northern Pacific No.8
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2021, 10:51:42 PM »
It's at the county fairgrounds, there were two of them, does anyone know what happened to the other one? They used to have some of the cars they pulled as rustic street displays in downtown Brainerd.
M.Nix
Mike Nix

Dillon rail enthusiast Trinh

  • Gandy Dancer
  • *
  • Posts: 24
    • View Profile
Re: Northern Pacific No.8
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2021, 02:14:18 PM »
It's at the county fairgrounds, there were two of them, does anyone know what happened to the other one? They used to have some of the cars they pulled as rustic street displays in downtown Brainerd.
M.Nix

There's another one?

Mike the Choochoo Nix

  • Museum Member
  • Hostler
  • ***
  • Posts: 281
    • View Profile
Re: Northern Pacific No.8
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2021, 09:58:03 PM »
maybe it was a typo, but I thought they had 2.
Mike Nix

John McNamara

  • Operating Volunteers
  • Inspector
  • ******
  • Posts: 1,489
    • View Profile
Re: Northern Pacific No.8
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2021, 10:14:28 PM »
"Take two, they're small."