Great Northern Railway Historical Society


President Update

Fellow Goats,

For those that did not see it in the March Goat, I stepped down as President of the GNRHS at the end of January. The Board elected Bill McGinley as the new President. Bill and I have been working together to make sure there is an orderly transition of leadership and I hope that all the members support his efforts in bringing new ideas to the Society. I would like to thank everyone for their support over the last 5 years.


  Posted on March 30, 2019, by

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

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