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.
GNRHS at Mt. Cheam Lions Club Train and Hobby Show
The GNRHS was present at the annual Mt. Cheam Lions Club Train and Hobby Show in Chilliwack, BC on October 17th and 18th with a membership table.
GNRHS members Cordell Newby, Tom Carr and Gavin Murray were present to answer questions and to provide information about the Great Northern Railway Historical Society. It was a good event, with lots of visitors coming by the table, and lots of good contacts for future research projects being made.
J Train & Sky School, April 2006
The annual GNRHS and Skykomish Historical Society joint event “GN Day in Skykomish” was held in Sky on September 12, 2015.
Artrain Hooked up to the J Train
Forty-five people attended and enjoyed a day of friendship, stories, displays and short presentations.
Highlights included J. Craig Thorpe showing his new painting of the Empire Builder on the Gaynor Bridge, GN veterans telling “true stories” of events, and presentations about carrying “Planes on Trains” and a photo travel log “Up the Tumwater Canyon”.
Next year’s event is planned for Saturday, September 10, 2016 on the weekend prior to the GNRHS convention in Spokane.
Tumwater Canyon Power Station
September 2015 Goat
The September 2015 GNRHS Goat package has shipped to our Members.
Check here to see its contents.
Copies of this issue are available for purchase through our Company Store for both members as well as non-members.
Consider joining today to get this issue and other great GNRHS products at a discount. Join here!
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