Great Northern Railway Historical Society

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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

Steam Locomotives Of The Great Northern Railway Sells Out !

GNRHS Store has sold the final copy of the Steam Locomotives of the Great Northern Railway.  At this time there is no plans to reprint the book.


  Posted on March 15, 2018, by

March GNRHS Goat has shipped

GNRHS Goat 174 - March 2018
GNRHS Goat 174 – March 2018

The March 2018 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.

NEW! The March 2018 Goat is also available as a digital download (PDF).

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 March 8, 2018, by

Election Results

The Board election has concluded and I would like to welcome to the GNRHS Board of Directors, Bill McGinley, Mac McCulloch and Bob Showers as our new directors and look forward to working with them.

I would also like to thank Bob Ulberg, Lindsay Korst and Gary Nelson for the time and service to the GNRHS Board.

If you have a chance please welcome our new directors and if you have ideas and concerns regarding the Society please do not hesitate to contact any of you Board members.

  Posted on February 23, 2018, by


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Great Northern Railway Historical Society shared La Posada Hotel's album.

GN 1292 ‘Going to the Sun Mountain’ Mid-Century Empire Builder observation car has found a new owner and home... in Arizona.
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A few weeks ago we had the Great Northern Railroad, Empire Builder, "Going to Sun Mountain" observation railroad car appear on the La Posada siding on the east side of the hotel. I promised everyone a look inside and yesterday the owner was gracious enough to give me a tour. He is hard at work makin...

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2 days ago

That would be the ultimate "tiny house."

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Sure would be nice to have an entire GN train somewhere to visit, were any other cars preserved?

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Very cool...thanks for the pictures!👍👍✌

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Beautiful, thank you for the tour, and information.

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An interesting article sent in by Doug Complin on the Stone Arch Bridge. More info on the Star Tribune website: ... See MoreSee Less

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Why will someone no respond to my questions????????

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