Great Northern Railway Historical Society

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Welcome to the Great Northern Railway Historical Society

The GNRHS is dedicated to the preservation, study, and history of one of America's greatest railroads, the Great Northern Railway.

To Society Members, we offer carefully-researched Reference Sheets, a quarterly GN Goat publication, an annual calendar, discounts on model kits, books, CD's and other items, and an annual convention to discover all that is the Great Northern Railway.

For researchers the GNRHS Archives have historic documents and photos available on a wide range of subjects covering the Great Northern.

For a quick overview of all the GNRHS has to offer, checkout the menu at the top of the page or choose a link for more detailed information.

Latest News

December GNRHS Goat has shipped

GNRHS Goat 169, December 2016
GNRHS Goat 169, December 2016

The December 2016 GNRHS Goat package has shipped to our Members.

See its contents.

Copies of this issue are available for purchase through our Company Store for both members as well as non-members.

Consider joining today to get the Goat included FREE in your membership, and to get other great GNRHS products at a discount. Join here!

  Posted on December 3, 2016, by


2017 GNRHS Calendar now available

2017 Calendar
2017 Calendar

The GNRHS 2017 Calendar is now available. GNRHS Members receive the calendar in their September Goat package but extra copies can be ordered via the GNRHS Company store.

The calendar is also available for purchase by non-members.

Find more details on the 2017 Calendar in the Company Store.

 

  Posted on October 19, 2016, by


Duane Sebelius

Hello Members,
It is with a sad heart that I would like to inform everyone that our membership secretary Duane Sebelius passed away after a long illness. I would ask that everyone remember the family in their hearts and prayers during this very difficult time.

  Posted on July 9, 2016, by


 

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Two views of GN Budd RDC 2350 before and after retirement. BN sold all of their remaining RDC's to Amtrak in 1972.

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Steven KrogstadMy 93 year father-in-law, started on steam, drove Budd cars, and retired in 1985 from BN.

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Reid SmithThey used those on the short lines in/out of Spokane

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Ed OgleReid it was the NP,from Spokans to Lewiston ID.

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Jocko Pettitback in the day I rode the Empire builder to chi town

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GN GP9 710 heads up a string of power at Vancouver, BC, on 10-29-68. The 710 kept it's original GN colors until getting Cascade Green paint as BN 1783 at Hillyard on 10-30-70.

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Rick SmartAnybody have an idea on what the second unit is?

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Jocko Pettitlooks like a hospital train

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Tony Frantzen"B" unit looks like a F to me

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GN 2024 leads four other GP20's toward Oroville, CA, in the Feather River Canyon in 9-68.

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Jeff BatzThat is cool

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Joyce Peterson GerstWe see this kind of thing as we travel the highway up the feather river canyon.

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