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Trainfest Celebrates the Great Northern Railway

It already has become a tradition that Trainfest honors the contribution railroads have made to history. This year the Celebrate-a-Railroad program features the Great Northern Railway. In cooperation with volunteers from the Great Northern Railway Historical Society, Trainfest offers special issue collectibles and has created a high-quality historical exhibit with plenty of photos highlighting the Read more

Ride the Great Northern and Cascade Railway

Saturday, April 30th, 2016 is opening day for the GN&C Railway in Skykomish, Washington. This miniature railway offers free rides to the public every weekend, 10am-4pm between now and November 1st. The Railway is run by a non-profit group of volunteers who bring their own engines and equipment up to Sky to operate on the Read more

STARail restores Great Northern boxcar 27429

A Great Northern boxcar originally built in 1941 has been restored by the St Cloud Area Rail Legacy Museum (STARail). STARail purchased the BN 950661mw, which had been parked on a spur in Northtown in dowdy mineral red maintenance of way colors for many years. The car was originally built as an external Z-braced wooden boxcar Read more


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