Great Northern Railway Historical Society


Meet the GNRHS


Even during the summer season our Membership Teams are on the road to promote the GNRHS and Great Northern Railway history.

Our team in the Spokane area recently set up at the Inland Northwest Rail Museum in Reardan, WA for the museum’s 1st Anniversary on Sunday August 27th. The photo shows our booth at the museum with members Jerry Barsness and Gary Thurow. Jerry is enjoying a piece of the one year anniversary cake.

Trainshow season will be kicking off soon and our teams will be visiting many of the shows so keep an eye out for them. Check out our Events list and Calendar for trainshows in your area, and check back often as new dates are being added on a regular basis.

Pay them a visit to learn more about the GNRHS, the Great Northern and how we are keeping its history alive. They’ll be happy to talk to you!

  Posted on September 5, 2017, by

September GNRHS Goat has shipped

Goat 172 September 2017
Goat 172 September 2017

The September 2017 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.

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 September 4, 2017, by

Annual GNRHS Board Meeting Agenda – Sioux Falls Convention

Hello Everyone,

The following will be the agenda for the annual board meeting at the Sioux Falls Convention.  The board meeting will start on Sunday morning at 8:00am.

Don McGlothlin



  1. Approval of the 2016 Spokane Board Meeting Minutes
  2. Officers Reports
    1. Presidents Report
      1. Update of Operations Manual
    2. PNRA
    3. Treasure
    4. Publications
      1. Proof Reader Discussion
    5. Company Store
    6. Web Site
    7. Hobby Store
    8. Archive
      1. New Software Update
      2. Remote Cataloging Update
    9. Hustle Muscle
      1. Update on the Engine Repair
      2. Money required for Repair
    10. Membership
      1. New Ideas for Recruitment
      2. Feedback on why members are not renewing memberships
      3. Milwaukee 2018 update
    11. Conventions
      1. Update – Sioux Falls
        1. ADA Interpreter Discussion
      2. Update – Bellingham WA. – 2018
      3. Update – Fargo 2019
      4. Update – Nelson BC – 2020
      5. Discussion of location for 2021
    12. Heritage Fund Awards
      1. Approval – West Coast Railway – $2500 (2nd year – approved 2016)
      2. Approval – Ferry County – $2000 (3rd Year of 4 – approved 2016)
      3. Discussion – Award – Mille Lacs Co. Historical Society -$2600
    13. Approval of Budgets
    14. New Items
    15. Adjourn Meeting

  Posted on August 21, 2017, by

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