A well known series of logging-railway photos can be seen here in our galleryexternal-link

from Lehnams Brothers Collection "Dwight Brooks and Michael J. Scanlon formed the Brooks-Scanlon Lumber Company in Minnesota. Brooks-Scanlon invested heavily in British Columbia, in Canada, buying tracts of forest. The company moved to British Columbia in the early 1900s, where logging had been under way for several decades. In 1908 Brooks-Scanlon abandoned plans to build two new sawmills and instead used the capital to merge John O'Brien's company, becoming Brooks, Scanlon & O'Brien. The company entered the newsprint business in 1909 after acquiring land and water rights on the Powell River. The mill was incorporated as the Powell River Paper Company Limited. Complications with mill construction led to the reorganization of the subsidiary in 1911 as the Powell River Company Ltd. Its first newsprint was produced the following year."

Brooks, Scanlon & O'Brien continued logging using the Eagle River and Northern until 1928, when they sold their interests to the Powell River Company.