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.
J Train & Sky School, April 2006
The annual GNRHS and Skykomish Historical Society joint event “GN Day in Skykomish” was held in Sky on September 12, 2015.
Artrain Hooked up to the J Train
Forty-five people attended and enjoyed a day of friendship, stories, displays and short presentations.
Highlights included J. Craig Thorpe showing his new painting of the Empire Builder on the Gaynor Bridge, GN veterans telling “true stories” of events, and presentations about carrying “Planes on Trains” and a photo travel log “Up the Tumwater Canyon”.
Next year’s event is planned for Saturday, September 10, 2016 on the weekend prior to the GNRHS convention in Spokane.
Tumwater Canyon Power Station
September 2015 Goat
The September 2015 GNRHS Goat package has shipped to our Members.
Check here to 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 this issue and other great GNRHS products at a discount. Join here!
The 2016 convention will be held in The Lilac City; Spokane, WA, from September 17 to 21. Our convention headquarters will be the Red Lion at the Park which is only a gentle stroll across the street from the former Great Northern depot, of which the clock tower is still standing.
More information will be posted when it becomes available. Registration will open in March 2016.
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