Great Northern Railway Historical Society

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    If you haven't registered yet, late registration for the Sioux Falls convention, September 16 - 20 is still available. All tours are still available but apparel can no longer be ordered.

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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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Annual GNRHS Board Meeting Agenda – Sioux Falls Convention

Hello Everyone,

The following will be the agenda for the annual board meeting at the Sioux Falls Convention.  The board meeting will start on Sunday morning at 8:00am.

Don McGlothlin



  1. Approval of the 2016 Spokane Board Meeting Minutes
  2. Officers Reports
    1. Presidents Report
      1. Update of Operations Manual
    2. PNRA
    3. Treasure
    4. Publications
      1. Proof Reader Discussion
    5. Company Store
    6. Web Site
    7. Hobby Store
    8. Archive
      1. New Software Update
      2. Remote Cataloging Update
    9. Hustle Muscle
      1. Update on the Engine Repair
      2. Money required for Repair
    10. Membership
      1. New Ideas for Recruitment
      2. Feedback on why members are not renewing memberships
      3. Milwaukee 2018 update
    11. Conventions
      1. Update – Sioux Falls
        1. ADA Interpreter Discussion
      2. Update – Bellingham WA. – 2018
      3. Update – Fargo 2019
      4. Update – Nelson BC – 2020
      5. Discussion of location for 2021
    12. Heritage Fund Awards
      1. Approval – West Coast Railway – $2500 (2nd year – approved 2016)
      2. Approval – Ferry County – $2000 (3rd Year of 4 – approved 2016)
      3. Discussion – Award – Mille Lacs Co. Historical Society -$2600
    13. Approval of Budgets
    14. New Items
    15. Adjourn Meeting

  Posted on August 21, 2017, by

June GNRHS Goat has shipped

GNRHS Goat 171

The June 2017 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.

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 June 27, 2017, by

Hustle Muscle

As some of you might know, Hustle Muscle has been at the Northtown Diesel Shops over the last week undergoing routine maintenance and inspections.  Unfortunately during the inspections it was found the Hustle Muscle has incurred a catastrophic engine failure, a broken crankshaft in two different locations.

The Hustle Muscle committee is looking into various options for Hustle Muscle and we will report those options as well as any board action back to the membership in the near future.

  Posted on April 28, 2017, by


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All along the line we are getting ready for the Great Northern Railway Historical Society annual convention in Sioux Falls.

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A friend of mine was dining In Richland Washington and there is an Italian restaurant by the name of Monterossa located in a railcar. The car was built by Pullman standard. The current owners owners say that it was operated by the great Northern Railway. Anyone among GNRHS contacts who might know the history of this car? It appears to be a diner or lounge car of some kind. always curious about old passenger cars. Thanks, Warner Swarner ... See MoreSee Less

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