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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.

Latest News

2017 GNRHS Empire Builder Award


Scott Tanner presents Greer with his award.

On Saturday, September 30, 2017, Dr. D. Greer Nielsen was presented with a GNRHS “Empire Builder” award by Board Members Scott Tanner and Lindsay Korst.   Greer was a Passenger Representative for the Great Northern Railway on the Empire Builder and Western Star.

Greer has authored several articles for the GOAT and is currently preparing a reference sheet on the GN Passenger Representative. Greer has made presentations at GNRHS conventions and has been a real ambassador for the membership in the Society.

Greer has been enthusiastic about sharing his memory on passenger equipment, personnel and methods the GN used in promoting and managing its passenger services. For his outstanding service to the Society, it is with a deep sense of gratitude this award is presented to Greer by the GNRHS Board, Officers and Membership.

Directors Tanner and Korst stand with Greer as he accepts his award.

  Posted on October 9, 2017, by


Duane Buck

I’m sad to report to the membership that Duane Buck passed away last Friday, September 8th. Duane was a past president of the Society as well as the Editor Emeritus of the Goat Modeling pages. Duane was always available to answer anyones question and was dedicated to the GNRHS. Duane will be missed by all.

  Posted on September 11, 2017, by


New: GNRHS Goat Digital Edition

GNRHS Goat Digital Edition
GNRHS Goat Digital Edition

The GNRHS Goat is going digital!

Starting with the September 2017 issue the GNRHS Goat will also be available as a Digital Edition.

Download the entire GNRHS Goat package to your favourite electronic device and read it anywhere; at home, at work or on the go.

The Digital Edition is downloadable in PDF format and can also be printed on your home printer.

Order the Digital Goat from our online Store and receive an automatic email containing links to download each item in the Goat package.

Order and download the September 2017 GNRHS Digital Goat package now.

Older issues and separate Reference Sheets and Modelers’ Pages will also be released in digital format in the future. Stay tuned!

  Posted on September 8, 2017, by


 

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