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Great Northern Related Websites


GN 1291 'St. Nicholas Mountain' - Ben Ringnalda

The restoration of one of Great Northern's Greatest Observation-Lounges!


Great Northern Motor Freight Division - Ben Ringnalda

The history of Great Northern's Great Falls, MT based trucking company.


Great Northern Railway Page - Lindsay Korst

 Lindsay's extensive and interesting website on anything Great Northern.


The Great Northern Railway in BC's Fraser Valley - Neil Roughley

History of the Great Northern Railway in British Columbia.


Hill's Folly: James J. Hill and the Building of the Stone Arch Bridge - Ray Lowry

Ray Lowry's outstanding video about Minneapolis' Stone Arch Bridge


The Wellington Avalanche - Bob Kelly

Read all about the most devastating avalanche on the Great Northern.


West Kootenay Railways - Brian Stokes

Southern British Columbia railroads including the Great Northern.


Great Northern Railway - Montana Division - Kevin M.

A look at the history of the GN with an emphasis on northwest Montana


Great Northern Tech - Kevin Dellinger

"The Great Northern Railway and More!"


ERIX Railcar - Eric Hopp

Eric's website about his restoration of GN 'International' coach-diner #1146



Historical Societies


Great Northern Railway Historical Society - GNRHS

Keeping the history of the Great Northern Railway alive!


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American Railway Caboose Historical Educational Society - ARCHES


Burlington Route Historical Society - BRHS


Friends of the Burlington Northern Railroad - FOBNR


Inland Empire Railway Historical Society - IERHS

Spokane, WA


Minnesota Historical Society - MNHS

A large collection of Great Northern records are kept here.


Northern Pacific Historical Association - NPRHA


Railroad Station Historical Society - RRSHS

Information on depots and an index of remaining railroad structures.


SP&S Railway Historical Society - SPSRHS


Stumptown Historical Society

Whitefish, MT


Washington State Railroads Historical Society - WSRHS

Pasco, WA



Museums and Libraries

with GN collections


California State Railroad Museum - Sacramento, CA


Gopher State Railway Museum - New Prague, MN


Illinois Railway Museum - Union, IL


James J. Hill Reference Library - St. Paul, MN


Lake Superior Transportation Museum - Duluth, MN

Home of the 'William Crooks'


Mid Continent Railway & Museum- North Freedom, WI


Minnesota Transportation Museum - St. Paul, MN

Home of GN SD45 #400 'Hustle Muscle'


Museum of Transportation - St. Louis, MO


North Dakota State Railroad Museum - Mandan, ND


Northwest Railway Museum - Snoqualmie-North Bend, WA


Pueblo Railway Foundation - Pueblo, CO


Siouxland Historical Railroad Association, Sioux City, IA


Home of GN H-5 4-6-2 #1355


West Coast Railway Heritage Park - Squamish, B.C.




GN Pictures


BN Online Motive Power Roster - Charles Biel

Includes many early BN photo's of engines still in Great Northern colors.


Castle Graphics - Jan Kohl

A great collection of railroad pictures including some nice ones on the GN.


Denver Public Library - Denver, CO

Collection of Otto Perry's Great Northern photographs.


Railroad Picture Archives - Robert Ulberg

A collection of railroad pictures taken primarily in the Pacific Northwest including many photos of Great Northern equipment still in use today.


Don's Rail Photos - Don Ross

A large collection of Great Northern photos and of many other railroads.


Fallen Flags and Other Railroad Photos - George Elwood

Extensive on-line library of photos of many railroads including the Great Northern.


FallnFlags - Don Hewitt

Color Photos of locomotives of the comprising pre Burlington Northern merger.


NorthWest Rail Pics - Darrell W. Sawyer

A collection of freight car images from western North America - includes Great Northern.


King County, WA Snapshots

King County, Washington, through 12,000 historical images carefully chosen from twelve organizations.



GN Modeling


Cascade and Pacific Railway - Ray Wheeler

A layout tour of Ray's nice layout.


Dan's Great Northern HO layout - Dan Mitchell

Dan's beautiful Great Northern and logging layout.


GN Kalispell Division Layout - Don Strike

Nicely done Great Northern layout and Website


Great Northern Railway - Down Under - Gerry Hopkins

'Great Falls', a wonderful HO layout in Australia.


Puget Sound Model Railroad Engineers

Great club model railroad at the Washington State History Museum in Tacoma, WA


Ted's Great Northern Homepage - Ted Doyle

See Ted's O-scale layout, collected GN artwork and authored GN articles.


The Great Northern Pacific Railroad in O-scale - Michael Luczak

Michael Luczak's O-scale version of the great northwest railroads.


Trains - Tim Diez

See Tim's nice N-scale (GN) modeling.



GN Lodging


Izaak Walton Inn - Essex, MT

Stay at this beautifully restored Great Northern crew hotel.


Iron Horse Inn Bed & Breakfast - South Cle Elum, WA

Stay in an original Great Northern caboose.


Railroad Park Resort - Dunsmuir, CA

Stay in an original caboose and visit a former GN caboose.



Other Websites



Ride the Empire Builder today!


Canadian Freight Cars - Ian Cranstone

Guide to Canadian Freight Cars and general items like AAR car codes and reporting marks.


Funnelfan - Ted Curphey

 Railfan guides to the BNSF Funnel and GN Hi-Line.


Missouri Rail Group - Skykomish River

Enjoy former GN sleeper 'Skykomish River' on private railcar excursions throughout the States.


Wisconsin Great Northern Railroad - Spooner, WI

Historic train rides behind Great Northern painted engines!


RailroadData.Com Railroad Links Directory

Railroad links directory and search engine.



Your One-Stop Railroad Merchandise Shop!


The Twin Ports Railfan and Railroading Page - Kent Rengo

Showing views of the different railroads around Duluth, MN and Superior, WI.


Web Lurker's DOME.main  

The website about dome cars.



Email Discussion Groups


Great Northern Goat at Yahoo Groups

Northern Pacific Tell Tale at Yahoo Groups

Burlington Northern List at Yahoo Groups

Spokane Railroad History at Yahoo Groups



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Links current as of May 1, 2006