Welcome to Sioux City, South Dakota for the 2017 GNRHS convention, September 16 to 20.
The 2017 convention will focus on the history of the Great Northern in the Sioux Falls area with tours and presentations.
Presentations will cover the Early Railroads of S.D, and GN Development in the State, GN’s Willmar to Sioux City Line, The Watertown and Sioux Falls Railroad Company and much more.
Saturday’s tour will take us to the Prairie Village in Madison, SD where you can explore life on the prairie visiting old buildings, along with a visit to the old Great Northern/Milwaukee Road Wentworth, SD depot and enjoy the Village’s railroad with its own 0-6-0 and 0-4-0 steam engines as well as a beautifully restored chapel car.
There will be two non-rail tours during the convention, one to the Old Courthouse Museum, Pettigrew House and Cathedral of St. Joseph, and the other which will take us on an Excursion to Falls Park, 8th and Railroad St Shoppes and Wine/Beer Tasting at Prairie Berry.
On Tuesday we will tour the Milwaukee Road Shops Historic District and see beautifully restored Great Northern H-5 4-6-2 #1355 in Sioux City, IA.
No convention would be complete without our famous Model Railroad Tour, this time to a local club layout and two private layouts.
Our convention headquarters will be the Holiday Inn Sioux Falls City Centre Hotel.
Registration is now open. Register before August 12.