Great Northern Railway Historical Society


GNRHS Archives Posts 5,000 New Records

The GNRHs Archives has posted the following new collections on the GN-NP Joint Archive at

James A Turner photograph collection.  This Greater Puget Sound and Cascades focused photo collection contained 450 items. These photos can be sorted and seen online. Medium resolution copies can be downloaded.

Jackson Street Roundhouse Map and Blueprint Collection has 4700 maps and drawings available and they can be sorted by state, location, year and various other elements.  The maps are not posted due to their large size.  People interested in a specific item can contact the GNRHS Archives at:

Walt Ainsworth Great Northern Diesel Slides Collection.  This set contains 400 color slides of GN diesel locomotives taken from the late 1950’s to 1970. Sorting by year, location, number and other subjects is provided.  Medium resolution copies can be downloaded.

  Posted on October 6, 2020, by

Visit the all-new GNRHS Store

Easier To Use

All-new software and layout makes it easier to use on all devices. Checkout is streamlined and you can use any credit card OR PayPal.

However, you will need to create a new account and password, and prior purchases made on the old system are not available.

More To See

Many new products to peruse including rolling stock and structure kits. And we now offer high-quality DIGITAL versions of our Reference Sheets and Modeler’s Pages, including various bundles by category (depots, box cars, passenger trains, etc)


Discounts For Members

Members receive a 10% discount on all merchandise, publications and apparel. If you’re a new member or otherwise haven’t received instructions on how to receive the discount, contact the Membership Secretary or Store manager.

Check it out!

  Posted on June 6, 2020, by

Nelson 2020 Convention POSTPONED

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the postponement of the GNRHS / CPHA Joint Convention scheduled for September 19 – 23, 2020 at the Prestige Lakeside Resort in Nelson, BC, due to the COVID-19 Pandemic that is currently sweeping the globe, and impacting events such as ours everywhere.

The new dates are Sept 17 – 21, 2022. Please mark your calendars.

Our British Columbia Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, has instructed that all big public gatherings, meetings, conferences, etc. are not to occur in 2020. This makes it impossible for us to proceed with our convention this year. She has presented the strong epidemiologic rationale for this decision, which we understand and accept.

Those of you who have registered already, thank you!! You will be reimbursed or have your undeposited cheques returned to you.

Those of you who booked hotel rooms in Nelson, they have advised us that they will cancel all the room bookings for this convention, unless they hear otherwise from you.

In the meantime, please stay healthy; let’s fight this nasty virus together by following the advice of the public health experts!! We remain committed to having a GNRHS convention in Nelson BC, and will work hard to make this happen for 2022.


Thomas and Francina Carr, Maple Ridge, British Columbia

GNRHS National Convention Officer & Registrar for Nelson 2020

  Posted on April 7, 2020, by

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