Great Northern Railway Historical Society

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

The GNRHS Needs You!

We Need You To Volunteer!
To Volunteer!

The GNRHS is looking for volunteers to fill several open officer positions, as well as help on various committees and help at our archives. If you are interested in volunteering for any of the following positions, please go to: http://gnrhs.org/volunteers for more detailed information on the position.

President – position will be open at the close of the GNRHS Fargo Convention in Summer 2019.

Goat Managing Editor – position will be open after the June 2019 Goat publication date.

Marketing Officer – Manage the Company Store, source new products, provide customer service. Position open December 2018.

National Convention Officer – Will need to start initial planning of the 2021 Convention soon (in 2018).

Assistant Webmaster – Help maintain the GNRHS website and GNRHS Store software.

Co-Membership Officer – Design and manage recruitment initiatives including train show presence.

Volunteer Coordinator – welcome aspiring volunteers and match them up with the correct department within the GNRHS.

Modeling Committee Member – Help run the Modelers’ Pages and new modeling products for the Company Store.

Archive Volunteers – Jackson Street Roundhouse Archives – St. Paul, MN and PNRA Archives, Burien WA – Help in cataloging our large GN Archive holdings.

More detailed information on these positions is available at: http://gnrhs.org/volunteers

Your Society runs with the assistance of volunteers and we REALLY need your help. If you are a member in good standing and would like to assist, we would like to have you.

Contact the GNRHS President, Don McGlothln, to volunteer or if you have questions about any of these positions.

  Posted on October 7, 2018, by


2019 GNRHS Calendar Now Available

GNRHS 2019 Calendar
GNRHS 2019 Calendar

The GNRHS 2019 Calendar is now available. GNRHS Members receive the calendar in their September Goat package but extra copies can be ordered via the GNRHS Company store.

The calendar is also available for purchase by non-members.

Find more details on the 2019 Calendar in the Company Store.

 

  Posted on October 6, 2018, by


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


 

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