Great Northern Railway Historical Society


Empire Builder Advocates Website

Empire Builder Advocates website
Empire Builder Advocates website

A new website has been created at honouring the Empire Builder train’s past and advocating its future. The website is for and about the Empire Builder passenger train. The site is “all things Empire Builder” including a forum and historical information.

Historical information is an important consideration with the Empire Builder, named for James J. Hill, whose railroad helped settle the American Northwest and was the primary driver in the creation of Glacier National Park.

The website allows learning about the train, how to use the train, why the train is important, and how you can support the continued operation of the train. The Empire Builder operates daily between Chicago and Portland and Seattle across America’s Northern Tier via Minneapolis/St. Paul, Grand Forks, Glacier National Park, and Spokane, providing a valued service to online communities (many with few transportation options). Its continued operation is vital to these communities.

Learn more at

  Posted on January 2, 2019, by

December GNRHS Goat has shipped

GNRHS Goat 177
GNRHS Goat 177

The December 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 December 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 December 16, 2018, by

GNRHS Company Store Holiday Sale


The company store is running a holiday sale on selected items. Members can take an extra 15% off the member price by entering the code HD2018 in the “Promo Code” field in your cart before checkout. The sale will run between November 24th and December 31st.
Items: GN Apron, Rusty Dusty Book, Hogs Head Reminisces Book, DVD of the Twin Cities, Naperville and Klamath Falls conventions, Stations Across Marias Pass CD, HO Portable Depot, HO Section Foreman’s House and HO Sand House, all culverts and retaining walls and the remaining GNP Billboards.

  Posted on November 24, 2018, by

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