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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.
Society Members, we offer
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
the GNRHS Store for GN kits, books, CDs, clothing and more!
NEW - GN Skykomish Depot, Maintenance Shed, and Portable Depot kits are in stock!
available is the spectacular book "Steam Locomotives of the Great Northern Railway"
Also available is GN engineer George Leu's fascinating memoir "A
Hoghead’s Random Railroad Reminiscences".
2014 GNRHS Convention - Helena, MT July 12-16
Hustle Muscle starred at the return of Amtrak to SPUD
The 2014 GNRHS Convention will be held at Helena, Montana from Saturday, July 12th to Wednesday, July 16th. Please click here for more info.
Late registration is still open!
Preliminary convention timecard now posted (subject to change).
Please make sure to register soon.
Wednesday May 10th, National Train Day, marked the official celebration of Amtrak returning passenger service to 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 and here.
Image from the collection of Ben Ringnalda
Photos by Ben Ringnalda
The latest GNRHS Goat Magazine:
The Great Northern Goat Magazine is
published quarterly in March, June,
and December of each year.
Included with each magazine are several Reference
and a Modelers'
Page. Meet the staff!
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.
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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fans have visited since April 16, 2002.
Last Update: June 14, 2014