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May 1956 Modern Railroads Magazine
The Modern Great Northern
Part One

Thanks to Gary Muehlius and Chuck Hatler, I was able to get a copy of this long-out-of-print magazine.  It is packed with stories and data on the GN from the "glory days" of 1956.

WARNING:  These are BIG .jpg files (200k to 400k) and may take a while to download (especially if you're on a dial-up connection).  Click on the thumbnailed picture to view the page of your choice.  Below each picture is a brief description.

Continue on to PART TWO of The Modern Great Northern

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Page 1 - Magazine Front Cover

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Page 2 - Great Domes advertisement

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Page 3 - Table of Contents

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Page 5 - Brief GN and James J. Hill history

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Page 6 - GN freight on Marias Pass, MT; GN freight along Loon Lake, WA

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Page 7 - 20th Century Empire Builder
GN contemporary history

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Page 8 - President John Budd and GN Executives

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Page 9 - GN contemporary history continued

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Page 10 - GN contemporary history continued

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Page 11 - An Empire Flourishes

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Page 12 - Resources, Lines West

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Page 13 - Resources, Lines East

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Page 14 - Resources, continued

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Page 15 - Hill Roads Study Merger

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Page 16 - GN System Map, Lines West

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Page 17 - GN System Map, Lines East

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Page 18 - Hill Roads Study Merger, continued

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Page 19 - First of All...Service

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Page 20 - First of All...Service, continued

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Page 21 - First of All...Service, continued

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Page 22 - On the Move

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Page 23 - On the Move, continued

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Page 24 - On the Move, continued

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Page 25 - On the Move, continued

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Page 26 - Expressway from the Mesabi

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Page 27 - GN Employees ready for "Fire"

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Page 28 - Accounting Looks Ahead

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Page 29 - Accounting Looks Ahead, continued

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Page 30 - Accounting Looks Ahead, continued

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Page 31 - Empire Builders Win Acclaim

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Page 32 - Empire Builders Win Acclaim, continued

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Page 33 - Empire Builders Win Acclaim, continued

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Page 34 - Glacier National Park

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Page 35 - New Blood Upgrades GN Freight Cars

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Page 36 - New Blood Upgrades GN Freight Cars, continued

Continue on to PART TWO of The Modern Great Northern