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Welcome to the GNRHS home page.  Our Society 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, member discounts on models, books, CDs and
other items, and an annual
convention to discover all that is GN.  Join GNRHS!

Visit the GNRHS Store for GN kits, books, CDs, clothing and more!

   NEW: 2015 Calendar, 'Cascadian' observation car and MILW baggage car, used on GN's Fast Mail, in stock!
   Also available is GN engineer George Leu's fascinating memoir "A Hoghead’s Random Railroad Reminiscences".
   Back in stock is the GN Skykomish depot HO scale kit.
   Also back in stock is the 2010 Glacier Park Convention DVD.

GNRHS 2015 Helena ConventionGNRHS 2014 Convention a resounding success!

The 2014 GNRHS Convention was held at Helena, Montana from Saturday, July 12th to Wednesday, July 16th. A great time was had by all. Please check out Lindsay Korst's Helena Convention Report on his website, to relive it all again, or to get an idea of what our great conventions have to offer.

Our next convention will be held in the Twin Cities July 18-22, 2015 at the Ramada Plaza in Minneapolis, MN. Join us there! For more info check back here or in the Goat magazine in March 2015.

2015 Twin Cities Convention

Travel to the convention in style! Ride ex Great Northern dome lounge "Prairie View" from Chicago to St. Paul Friday July 16 returning to Chicago Thursday July 23. Round trip and one way reservations available!

Don't miss out on this Great Dome opportunity! Book now!

The latest GNRHS Goat Magazine:

The Great Northern Goat Magazine is published quarterly in March, June, September
and December of each year. Included with each magazine are several Reference Sheets
and a Modelers' Page. Meet the staff!

Hustle Muscle starred at the return of Amtrak to SPUD

Wednesday May 10th, National Train Day, marked the official celebration of Amtrak returning passenger service to St. Paul Union Depot.

GN 400 Hustle Muscle St. Paul Union Depot

The GNRHS and the Minnesota Transportation Museum were present with a train featuring our Great Northern SD-45 #400 "Hustle Muscle" and MTM's Great Northern coach 1213.

For photos click here.

Hustle Muscle visits Albertville, MN for a BNSF Employee Picnic

On August 23, 2012, GNRHS-owned SD45 GN 400 'Hustle Muscle', visited Albertville, MN for the BNSF Employees Picnic held there. Please visit the Hustle Muscle page for more information and photos.

GN 400 at Albertville, MN

Hustle Muscle normally resides at the Minnesota Transportation Museum Jackson Street Roundhouse in St. Paul, MN where she's on display and being used to give caboose rides. Please check with the museum for times and availability.

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Last Update: February 20, 2015