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GN 5018 W-1 5000HP electric locomotive from GNR Photo (Reinhard Krischer collection).

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GN 2326 "Doodlebug" unknown date/unknown location.  Photo by Chuck Dayley.

Update:  From January 18, 2010 email:

 
"...Chuck Dayley's photo is at the GN depot in downtown Grand Forks.  The depot roof has been modernized and the clock tower is gone, so the year is probably no earlier than 1955.  Most gas electric branch line passenger trains were removed in the late 50s.  My guess is that it is the Hannah Line passenger train, but I am not certain of that.  I'll try to get more info."
 
Jim Chinquist

 

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GN 4001 class Z-6 4-6-6-4 at Wishram, WA July 1941 from the collection of Harold Vollrath.

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President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) on Great Northern train circa 1930's.  Location is either Wahpeton, ND or Breckenridge, MN circa 1930's.  Photo from the collection of Don Schwarck.

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Small menu leaflet describing on-board meal service.  Donated by Martha Kristiansen of Kentville, NS, CANADA.

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GN construction train on trestle, unknown date/location.  From the collection of Chris Blankenship.

Update:  From a March 17, 2005 email from Norm Priebe:

The one of GN engine and work train on trestle is a construction train for the Cascade tunnel. Look closely and you will see the engine is an 0-4-0 tank. The only such engines on the GN were narrow gauge and were used to haul tailings out of the tunnel as the photo shows.

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Unknown GN worker (look at all that detail!), unknown date/location.  From the collection of Chris Blankenship.

Update:  From a March 17, 2005 email from Norm Priebe:

The unknown GN worker is on the electrified section of the Cascade Division. You can see a catenary support in the background. It is obviously a shop environment which limits it to Wenatchee or Skykomish. Lack of close-in wooded hills suggests it is at Wenatchee.

Update:  From a December 22, 2009 email from Chris Blankenship:

This really is a known location.  Grandpa worked out of Wenatchee as a carman and car-foreman for years.  This photo would have been in Appleyard.

In fact, all the pictures you have from me were taken on the Cascade Division.  The GN 1060 on fire is either Leavenworth (most likely) or in Appleyard.

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GN 1060 E-8 4-6-0 smoking badly, unknown date/location.  From the collection of Chris Blankenship.

Update:  From a March 17, 2005 email from Norm Priebe:

The pix of 1060 with all the smoke is a very interesting and certainly rare shot. I can't say where it is, but you will notice the smoke is coming from a fire on the ground around the position of the front driver. This tells me they were going to weld a broken crosshead or piston rod while still on the engine. The welder builds up a pre-heating fire to get the parts as hot as he can before he welds. The fire would usually be allowed to burn 12 hours prior to the actual welding. After the welding, the fire remains and is allowed another 12 hours to gradually burn out. The reason for this is to make certain there is no stress buildup in the parts due to the welding, or it will break very soon again. Obviously it is better to do this outdoors than in the shop. It is not so likely to burn the shop down!

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Two sections of the Oriental Limited at Glacier Park station, 1948.  Photo by John Chase.  Postcard from the collection of Lindsay Korst.

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First bridge (wood trestle) over Two Medicine River, near Glacier Park depot in 1900.  Original Photo by William H. Meade.  Postcard from the collection of Lindsay Korst.

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GN 1315 Class F-9 2-8-0 steam locomotive at Summit, Montana in 1923.  Original Photo by J. Buhmiller.  Postcard from the collection of Lindsay Korst.

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BN 9850/GN 320, an SDP40 leads the Empire Builder at Glacier Park.  December 1970 photo by John Chase.  Postcard from the collection of Lindsay Korst.

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Essex, Montana depot.  1962 photo by John Chase.  Postcard from the collection of Lindsay Korst.

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GN Class M-1 2-6-8-0 #1957 at Summit, Montana.  Original 1923 photo by J.R. Buhmiller.  Postcard from the collection of Lindsay Korst.

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GN Class N-1 2-8-8-0 #2002 at Summit, Montana.  Original 1923 photo by J.R. Buhmiller.  Postcard from the collection of Lindsay Korst.

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GN Class Q-1 2-10-2 #2103 at Summit, Montana.  Original 1923 photo by J.R. Buhmiller.  Postcard from the collection of Lindsay Korst.

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GN snow crew and flanger at Summit, Montana.  Original 1920 photo by J.R. Buhmiller.  Postcard from the collection of Lindsay Korst.

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Three vintage postcards of the Martin Creek area on the old Wellington line.  Text on postcards reads from left to right:

1.  Freight train coming out of the Horseshoe Tunnel near Scenic on the Great Northern R.R., Wash.

2.  Loop on the Great Northern R.R. near "Scenic" showing Oriental Limited, Washington.

3.  Great Northern R.R., Train entering Horseshoe Tunnel, Washington.

GN 2524 P-2 class Mountain at Saint Paul, Minnesota, 1947.  From the Oregon Historical Society archive courtesy of Bill Sornsin.

2 photos from the St Cloud area courtesy of Todd Driver.  First is the employees of the Roundhouse, Second is the employees of the Car Shops. Both were taken in September of 1947.

 

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