Great Northern Railway Historical Society

    Bellingham Convention Registration Open

    LATE Registration for the 2018 GNRHS Convention in Bellingham, WA is still available. Apparel and Cups are no longer available. The Saturday Sunset Boat Tour is Sold Out.

    Please check the Convention Info page for more information.

    PLEASE NOTEThe correct phone number for the convention hotel is: 1-360-671-1011

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.

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2018 GNRHS Bellingham Convention update 07/25/2018

2018 Bellingham Convention
2018 Bellingham Convention

GNRHS Convention Update

We are fast approaching the “Early Registration Deadline” on August 10, 2018.  Don’t miss the annual GNRHS great get-together.  See old friends, meet new friends and share in the history of the Great Northern!  Except for the Post-convention tour, all tours remain open and available.

As with any convention, we have had some minor changes in our time card.  An updated agenda (current as of 7/23/2018) is available on this website.

 

GN Brass Steam Engine 3042_editI would also draw your attention to a donation from The North Bank Line and Ed Austin for our traditional raffle – held at the annual banquet.  This prize is a HO Brass Model Locomotive #3042 with green boiler.  The value of this donation is $1685.

The ONLY way you have a chance to own this locomotive is by attending the annual convention, purchasing your raffle tickets and attending the meeting closing banquet.  Don’t pass up this opportunity.  (Our many thanks to Mr. Austin for his donation to our raffle).

Join us in Bellingham WA.  We will miss you if you are not there.  If you have any questions about the convention, don’t hesitate to contact the National Convention Officer, Mary McGlothlin at ncognrhs@gmail.com.

Please see the Convention Info page for detailed information, the timecard and registration.

See you in Bellingham in September!

  Posted on July 25, 2018, by


2018 GNRHS Bellingham Convention update

2018 Bellingham Convention
2018 Bellingham Convention

Registration for the Bellingham convention closes August 10th.

There are 4 weeks left to register. Please make sure to get your registration in before the closing date.

The 2018 convention will focus on the history of the Great Northern in upper Washington State and British Columbia with great tours and presentations.

The Post Convention Tour, September 20 – 22, has been CANCELLED due to insufficient interest. Those who have already registered for this tour will receive a refund.

Please see the Convention Info page for detailed information, the timecard and registration.

See you in Bellingham in September!

  Posted on July 13, 2018, by


June GNRHS Goat has shipped

GNRHS Goat 175 June 2018
GNRHS Goat 175 June 2018

The June 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 June 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 May 31, 2018, by


 

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4 days ago

Great Northern Railway Historical Society

Semi truck with replacement prime mover for GN 400 "Hustle Muscle" departed BNSF Topeka shop at 9:00 pm on 9/11/18, en route to Northtown Diesel Shop. ... See MoreSee Less

Semi truck with replacement prime mover for GN 400 Hustle Muscle departed BNSF Topeka shop at 9:00 pm on 9/11/18, en route to Northtown Diesel Shop.Image attachment

 

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Nice looking 645

Express shipped if you guys have got the emails. ;)

Awesome!!!

Great news!!!!! Kudos and Great thanks to BNSF!!!!!!!👍👍👍👍

This made my day!! Thanks. BNSF FTW.

Delivered and Scheduling for installation.

The question should be why didn't they ship it on BNsf instead of a truck? LOL

wow .

Just like my babies aboard the USS Proteus when I was in the Navy!

Sweetness! They have so much service life in them I wonder if we'll get to see it roaming the rails for periods of time out across the country! I'd love that!

We should all have deep, deep appreciation for the involvement of BNSF in this project! Just wondering... if they have it that much of it torn apart are they also going to fix the fuel tank?

Oh, a V20 645 Turboed, my all-time diesel engine ever built! That's bitchin!

Go Great, GO GREAT NORTHERN!

Nice

Robert Moritz

Puro poder turbo alimentado

Jessica Howell

wow

I think that it will fit in my pickup truck

Hope it’s covered

So what were the symptoms of a bad crank? Does this long block come with everything to just drop in?

Good news! Hope the install goes well.

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2 weeks ago

... and starting with GLACIER - with THE GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY in St. Paul - GLACIER PARK COMPANY, and "under-studying" the PERSONNEL DIRECTOR - THE LATE Mr. MERRILL BANNING. VERY HAPPY TIMES for me - THANK YOU - Ian B. Tippet GPCO / GPINC 1950 - 2014 ... See MoreSee Less

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