Great Northern Railway Historical Society


Trainfest Celebrates the Great Northern Railway

Trainfest GN Display
Trainfest GN Display

It already has become a tradition that Trainfest honors the contribution railroads have made to history. This year the Celebrate-a-Railroad program features the Great Northern Railway.

In cooperation with volunteers from the Great Northern Railway Historical Society, Trainfest offers special issue collectibles and has created a high-quality historical exhibit with plenty of photos highlighting the history of the Great Northern Railway.

Representatives of the Great Northern Railway Historical Society will be present at Trainfest – America’s Largest Operating Model Railroad Show – in Milwaukee, WI with a booth representing the GNRHS. Our volunteers will be ready to answer your questions about the GNRHS, benefits and membership. Stop by and say hello!

More information on the Great Northern Celebrate-a-Railroad program can be found on the Trainfest website.

Trainfest is held in Milwaukee, WI – November 10 – 11, 9:00AM to 5:00PM

Wisconsin Exposition Center at Wisconsin State Fair Park
8200 W. Greenfield Avenue
West Allis, WI

  Posted on October 22, 2018, by

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: 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:

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

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