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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.

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Final Twin Cities Convention timecard posted

Final Twin Cities Convention timecard


Final Twin Cities Convention timecard

The final Twin Cities Convention timecard has been posted to the website.

All information on the Twin Cities Convention and the Earl Currie Limited train ride behind our own GN SD45 #400 ‘Hustle Muscle’ can be found on the website.

Late Registration is still available.

  Posted on July 2, 2015, by


June GNRHS Goat has shipped

GNRHS Goat 163
GNRHS Goat 163

The June 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!

  Posted on June 15, 2015, by


GNRHS members explore the GN north of Spokane

East portal of tunnel #1
East portal of tunnel #1 north of Curlew.

The Ferry County Historical Society in Republic, Washington and the nearby Curlew History Club invited GNRHS members who were working on a Reference Sheet to visit the area and explore the GN sites. A tour to this area after the 2016 Spokane convention was also being considered.

On Friday night May 29th GNRHS members Jerry Barsness, Bob Kelly, Mike Bartenstien, Cordell Newby, Ron Ferrel and John Langlot met with 25 local folks including one city councilman and one county commissioner to offer them help in preserving their and Great Northern history. They were very well received by the whole group, and were treated to the grand tour of the

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George PoppsSad,

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Greg WallochI went there last year, trying to get some kind of perspective of the past. I stood in about the same spot where this photo was taken. Nothing left. The town also looks mighty rough...a pizza place and some seedy looking hotels seem to be all that is left in business. Double track only that looks only lightly used. I was too young to have seen it in its heyday. Like George said, sad.

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Teri Seymour:(

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Grace DoerrheimIt is looking like a ghost place now.

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Kurt Einar ArmbrusterLooks like the Great Falls-Shelby connection to the Western Star, after the 'Star stopped serving Great Falls, ca. 1960. I believe an RDC took over shortly after this.

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Donald StolteThis picture is priceless

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William BrownConrad has not changed much.

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Mace RobertsWhere in Montana is Conrad? Did the Western Star stop here?

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Kurt Einar ArmbrusterConrad is between Great Falls and Shelby; Western Star used that line and stopped there 1952-1960.

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For all Great Northern fans, I just completed this: O scale Brass Great Northern Wood sided caboose, it came as Unfinished brass, Overland Models caboose. Painted, applied decals, windows, Lighted Marker lamps, brakeman figure with interior. It came out better than I expected. ... See MoreSee Less

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