Great Northern Railway Historical Society

    Late registration for the Sioux Falls Convention now available

    If you haven't registered yet, late registration for the Sioux Falls convention, September 16 - 20 is still available. All tours are still available but apparel can no longer be ordered.

    Attend the first GNRHS convention held in South Dakota. We have a great program lined up. Check it out here.

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

June GNRHS Goat has shipped

GNRHS Goat 171

The June 2017 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 June 27, 2017, by

Hustle Muscle

As some of you might know, Hustle Muscle has been at the Northtown Diesel Shops over the last week undergoing routine maintenance and inspections.  Unfortunately during the inspections it was found the Hustle Muscle has incurred a catastrophic engine failure, a broken crankshaft in two different locations.

The Hustle Muscle committee is looking into various options for Hustle Muscle and we will report those options as well as any board action back to the membership in the near future.

  Posted on April 28, 2017, by

New Tour Option for 2017 Sioux Falls Convention

Midwest Railcar Repair
Midwest Railcar Repair


We have a NEW TOUR added to the convention agenda and a GREAT opportunity for those of you who may be arriving into Sioux Falls on Friday, September 15. MIDWEST RAIL CAR REPAIR has agreed to open its doors to the GNRHS for a tour of their facility.

Begun in 1954, Midwest Rail Car, Inc. has grown into a regional rail car repair leader. Their capabilities allow companies to bring a car for cleaning, qualification, interior lining, exterior paint, mechanical repair, inspection and testing. They offer Tank Car Repair, Tank Car Requalification, BOV and Safety Valve Reconditioning, Tank/Hopper & PD Car Cleaning, Interior Coating, Exterior Paint, Wreck Repairs and Maintenance & Repair Programs for their customers.

This Tour will load at the hotel at approximately 1:30 pm and return to the hotel at approximately 4:30 pm. Cost for the tour is $25. Please register SOON as space is limited to 56 persons.

The registration form in the June GOAT will reflect the addition of this tour. If you are registering in advance of receiving the June GOAT, please include a note on your registration form that you wish to be included in this tour and add your $25 payment for the tour to your convention total. You can also download the updated registration form from the website.

The online registration has been updated with this tour. If you want to add this tour to your existing reservation please use the convention registration form in the online store, enter the names of the participants and select the tour for them. Choose “Add-on” for the Registration Fee in order to not be charged the fee again. The tour will then be added by the National Conventions Officer to your existing registration.

If you have any questions, please contact the National Convention Officer at or at 406-270-6758.

  Posted on March 30, 2017, by


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