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Updates: Friday, August 22, 2014:

* Changed main page photo to GNRHS at Elk Park Pass.

* Added 2014 GNRHS Con to the Stories and Reports 2 section.
* Current web page size is 607.5 MB.
 


Updates: Saturday, June 15, 2013:

* Changed main page photo to King Street Station.

* Added GN in New Orleans to the Stories and Reports 2 section.
* Added King Street Restored to the Stories and Reports section.
* Current web page size is 603.0 MB.
 


Updates: Saturday, December 22, 2012:

* Changed main page photo to GN X-746 at Weed, California.

* Added GN X-433 to Cabooses2 section.
* Added GN X-548 to Cabooses2 section.
* Added GN X-630 to Cabooses2 section.
* Added GN X-746 to Cabooses2 section.
* Added BN 10772 posing as GN X-106 to Cabooses3 section.
* Added GN on Big Island to the Stories and Reports 2 section.
* Current web page size is 591.5 MB.
 


Updates: Wednesday, February 15, 2012:

* Changed main page photo to GN X-29 (BN 10389) at Elsie, Oregon.

* Added GN X-29 to Cabooses section.
* Current web page size is 591.5 MB.
 


Updates: Saturday, October 29, 2011:

* Changed main page photo to GN X-240 at site of GN's Waite Park, MN shops.

* Added Saint Cloud roundhouse crew and shops crew photos to B&W Archives2 section.
* Added GN X-240 to Cabooses section.

* Added GN in Disneyland to the Stories and Reports 2 section.
* Added 2011 Stevens Pass to the Stories and Reports 2 section.
* Current web page size is 591.5 MB.
 


Updates: Sunday, January 16, 2011:

* Changed main page photo to GN 279 at Hillyard.
* Added GNR - Kettle Falls Branch to Books11 section.
* Added newspaper ad for opening of Edmonds Depot to the Brochures section.
* Current web page size is 556.7 MB.
 


Updates: Sunday, December 19, 2010:

* Changed main page photo to ticket envelope Christmas greeting.
* Added Steam Locomotives of the Great Northern Railway to Books section of the FAQ.
* Added GN block signal, semaphore and crossbuck to the Odds and Ends section.
* Current web page size is 556.7 MB.
 


Updates: Saturday, November 6, 2010:

* Changed main page photo to GN X-101 caboose at Snoqualmie, WA.
* Added 4 pictures of GN X-101 caboose to Cabooses section.
* Added The Dutiful Son - Louis W. Hill to Books11 section.
* Added Winold Reiss - Illustrated Checklist to Books11 section.
* Added Glacier Park Centennial - trip guide to Books11 section.
* Added Railroad Model Craftsman - January 1955 to Books11 section.
* Current web page size is 556.7 MB.
 


Updates: Sunday, October 10, 2010:

* Changed main page photo to Izaak Walton Inn and GN 441 F45.
* Current web page size is 553.7 MB.
 


Updates: Sunday, August 29, 2010:

* Changed main page photo to X-408 caboose.
* Added repainted X-408 pictures (Courtesy of Dean Kershner) to the Cabooses2 section.
* Added Greer Neilsen's trip reports to the Stories and Reports 2 section.
* Current web page size is 553.7 MB.
 


Updates: Sunday, June 13, 2010:

* Added 2010 Stevens Pass to the Stories and Reports 2 section.
* Current web page size is 553.7 MB.
 


Updates: Sunday, June 6, 2010:

* Updated Videos and Audio CD links in FAQ
.
* Added GN in Maui to the Stories and Reports 2 section.
* Current web page size is 548.2 MB.
 


Updates: Saturday, January 30, 2010:

* Added link to John Coy's reissue of Marias Pass book-on-CD to Books in FAQ.
* Added notes from Jim Chinquist to the GN Archives2 section.

* Current web page size is 536.9 MB.
 


Updates: Saturday, January 9, 2010:

* Took down the Christmas tree lights from the main page.
* Changed main page photo to Great Domes ticket envelope.
* Added Empire Builder Font page to the FAQ section.
* Added notes from Chris Blankenship to the GN Archives2 section.

* Added Burlington Northern Annual 1977-80 to Books5 section.
* Added Washington State Railroad Depots to Books11 section.
* Current web page size is 536.9 MB.
 


Updates: Saturday, December 19, 2009:

* Added Donation ribbon to the main page.
* Added Donate page (with Paypal donation button) to the FAQ section.
* Added "Empire Builder Paint Scheme" notes to the Paint Schemes section of the FAQ.
* Current web page size is 536.3 MB.
 


Updates: Sunday, December 6, 2009:

* Changed main page photo to Christmas 2009 ticket envelope.
* Added April 1956 and February 1953 color ticket envelopes to Tickets & Forms section.
* Redid Genealogy page in the FAQ section.
* Added Railway by the Bay to Books11 section.
* Added Jon Snyder's GN Archive website to Links section.
* Current web page size is 536.3 MB.
 


Updates: Saturday, October 10, 2009:

* Changed main page photo to X-228 caboose in new location at Skykomish, WA.
* Added X-228 photo to Cabooses section.
* Added Books11 to FAQ section.
* Added Vis Major to Books11 section.
* Added GN Radio Ad to FAQ.
* Current web page size is 535.0 MB.
 


Updates: Sunday, September 27, 2009:

* Updated GN 1355 cosmetic restoration progress to the Steam section.
* Added Baldwin Locomotives, Kelly Lake to Allouez, Inland Empire Electric Line and Upper Skykomish Valley to Books10 section.
* Current web page size is 532.5 MB.
 


Updates: Saturday, September 12, 2009:

* Added GN in the Canadian Rockies to the Stories and Reports 2 section.
* Current web page size is 532.5 MB.
 


Updates: Sunday, August 2, 2009:

* Changed main page photo to GN 1355 in Sioux City, Iowa.
* Added 2009 Stevens Pass to the Stories and Reports 2 section.
* Added 2009 GNRHS Convention to the Stories and Reports 2 section.
* Current web page size is 514.0 MB.
 


Updates: Tuesday, February 17, 2009:

* Changed main page photo to 1955 edition of the Empire Builder.
* Cleaned up main page for a more generic look.
* Current web page size is 497.5 MB.
 


Updates: Saturday, September 6, 2008:

* Changed main page photo to GN 2524 and its builder's plate.
* Added GN 2524 to the GN Archives2 section.
* Added GN 2524 builder's plate to the Odds and Ends section.
* Added Keremos, BC bridge to the Structures section.

* Added Princeton depot to Depots_BC section.
* Added Tulameen depot to Depots_BC section.
* Added Nighthawk depot to Depots_WA section.
* Added GN 1954 Manual of Instructions to Agents to Books10 section.
* Added Steam, Steel & Limiteds to Books10 section.
* Added The Domeliners to Books10 section.
* Current web page size is 497.5 MB.
 


Updates: Sunday, July 27, 2008:

* Changed main page photo to Z train at Sunset Falls, WA.
* Added 2008 GNRHS Convention to the Stories and Reports 2 section.
* Current web page size is 497.0 MB.
 


Updates: Sunday, June 15, 2008:

* Changed main page photo to W-1 class electric #5019 at Skykomish.
* Added GN Electric Operations to the Electrics / Color Photos section.
* Added 2008 Stevens Pass to the Stories and Reports 2 section.
* Added GN 5019 to the Electric Photos section.
* Added GN 1147 in fresh paint to the Steam section
* Added GN 307A to the Diesels section
* Added old Mount Vernon depot to the Depots WA section
* Added 1954 Ranch Car Menu to the Recipes section.
* Current web page size is 442.9 MB.
 


Updates: Saturday, May 10, 2008:

* Changed main page photo to The GN in Hawaii (Thurston Lava Tube).
* Added The Great Northern in Hawaii to the Stories and Reports 2 section.
* Added Edmonds Depot to the Brochures section.
* Added Seattle World's Fair to the Brochures section
* Current web page size is 439.0 MB.
 


Updates: Sunday, March 30, 2008:

* Changed main page photo to GN 400 at Jackson Street Roundhouse.
* Added 1969 Annual Report to the Color Photos section.
* Added Inland Empire - D.C. Corbin and Spokane to Books10 section.
* Added Encyclopedia of Western Railroad History, Volume III to Books10 section.
* Current web page size is 420.6 MB.
 


Updates: Sunday, February 24, 2008:

* Changed main page photo to X-228 in the snow at Skykomish.
* Added 1940 Annual Report to the Color Photos section.
* Added Here You Are to the Brochures section.
* Added Western Star Lounge Menu to the Recipes section.
* Added Western Star Dinner Menu to the Recipes section.
* Added X-228 caboose in snow to the Cabooses section.
* Added Running A Railroad Right to Books10 section.
* Added It Gets In Your Blood to Books10 section.
* Added Commitment to Safety to Books10 section.
* Current web page size is 417.5 MB.
 


Updates: Sunday, February 3, 2008:

* Changed main page photo to hikers on the old Wellington line.
* Added Freight Schedules for 1957 and 1964 to the Timetables section.
* Added Dome Pictures to the Brochures section.
* Corrected book pictures in Books6 (NW Rail Pictorial, Vol2) from FAQ.
* Corrected book pictures in Books9 (SP&S Vol 1&2 Grande) from FAQ.
* Added BN - Green Pastures, Vol 3 to Books10 section.
* Added James J. Hill Legacy to Books10 section.
* Added U.S.S. Great Northern to Books10 section.
* Current web page size is 417.5 MB.
 


Updates: Sunday, January 12, 2008:

* Just changed main page photo to Guy Baxter's wonderful view of the freshly-painted City of Spokane (Sept 2005).
* Oh, and I changed the link to the Otto Perry Library in my Links section.
* Aaaaaand updated Scott Thompson's email address in the Modeling section.
* Current web page size is 401.0 MB.
 


Updates: Thursday, November 22, 2007:

* Changed main page photo to GN blotter and boiler green on GN 1355.
* Added 1951 Annual Report to the Color Photos section.
* Added 1952 Annual Report to the Color Photos section.
* Added When Steam Railroads Electrified - 1976 to Books3 section.
* Added BN - Cascade of Color, Vol 2 to Books10 section.
* Added The Streamline Era to Books10 section.
* Added American Car & Foundry 1899-1999 to Books10 section.
* Added Doodlebug Country to Books10 section.
* Added Railways of the West Kootenay to Books10 section.
* Added Off the Beaten Pass - 30 Years on Marias Pass to Books10 section.
* Added X-253 caboose to the Cabooses section.
* Added GN blotter to the Odds and Ends section.
* Current web page size is 410.7 MB.
 


Updates: Monday, October 1, 2007:

* Changed main page photo to the Cascadian three car train.
* Added Iron Goat Trail2 report to the Stories and Reports 2 section.
* Added 1944 Annual Report to the Color Photos section.
* Added 1945 Annual Report to the Color Photos section.
* Added 1947 Annual Report to the Color Photos section.
* Added 1950 Annual Report to the Color Photos section.
* Added Books10 to the FAQ section.
* Added SP&S Railway - Diesels to Books9 section.
* Added BN - Urge to Merge, Vol 1 to Books10 section.
* Added Loco Quarterly - GN Power, Part 1 to Books10 section.
* Added Loco Quarterly - GN Power, Part 2 to Books10 section.
* Added Loco Quarterly - GN's Super Mikados to Books10 section.
* Added Night Trains - The Pullman System to Books10 section.
* Added Barney & Smith Car Company to Books10 section.
* Added Steam Along The Boundary to Books10 section.
* Current web page size is 408.6 MB.
 


Updates: Saturday, August 25, 2007:

* Added 35 views to the More Postcards section of Color Photos.
* Current web page size is 401.0 MB.
 


Updates: Saturday, June 30, 2007:

* Added 2007 Stevens Pass trip report to the Stories and Reports 2 section.
* Added 1942 Annual Report to the Color Photos section.
* Added 1943 Annual Report to the Color Photos section.
* Added GN dome car #1329 to the Passenger section of Color Photos.
* Added GN steam engine tender to the Rolling Stock section.

* Updated info on GN 1355 in Great Northern Steam section.
* Added Three Bold Ventures to Books9 section.
* Added 1929 GNR Company Rules to Books9 section.
* Added Obscure Train Movies link to main page.
* Current web page size is 392.3 MB.
 


Updates: Tuesday, May 22, 2007:

* Added 4449 on the GN to the Stories and Reports 2 section.
* Current web page size is 388.4 MB.
 


Updates: Saturday, April 28, 2007:

* Added Accommodations to the Brochures section.
* Added The Red River to the Brochures section.
* Added The Northwest's Own Railway, Vol I to Books9 section.
* Added The Northwest's Own Railway, Vol II to Books9 section.
* Added SP&S (Austin/Dill) to Books9 section.
* Added SP&S Color Pictorial to Books9 section.
* Added SP&S Color Guide to Books9 section.
* Added SP&S Railway (Wood) to Books9 section.
* Added North Bank Road to Books9 section.
* Added Stations West to Books9 section.
* Added SP&S Cabooses to Books9 section.
* Added Car Names, Numbers & Consists to Books9 section.
* Current web page size is 384.5 MB.
 


Updates: Saturday, March 3, 2007:

* Added Winnipeg Limited to the Brochures section.
* Added NP-GN-UP Pool Trains to the Timetables section.
* Current web page size is 377.8 MB.
 


Updates: Saturday, February 24, 2007:

* Changed main page photo to GN 322, an SDP40 locomotive.
* Added GN 322 to the Diesels section of Color Photos.
* Added BLE magazine to the B&W Photos section.
* Added Books9 to the FAQ section.
* Added book Locomotive Engineers Journal to Books9 section.
* Added book The White Cascade to Books9 section.
* Added book One Family to Books9 section.
* Added book The Palimpsest to Books9 section.
* Added book Freight Car Diagrams to Books9 section.
* Added book Whistle Down The Valley to Books9 section.
* Current web page size is 372.8 MB.
 


Updates: Monday, January 8, 2007:

* Changed main page photo to 1915 Oriental Limited.
* Added 1915 Oriental Limited postcard to the Passenger section of Color Photos.
* Current web page size is 367.8 MB.
 


Updates: Saturday, December 23, 2006:

* Changed main page photo to Empire Builder @ Havre, 1948.
* Added Christmas/New Years 2007 graphics to front page.

* Added 1931 Goat (Empire Builder Radio Program) to the GN Goat section.
* Added 1901 Timetable to the History of GN timetables section.
* Corrected notes on X-66? Essex, MT caboose to Cabooses3 section.
* Added book BN Locomotives 1970-1996 to Books8 section.
* Added book BN Cabooses 1970-1995 to Books8 section.
* Added book Hillyard/Spokane IERHS publication to Books8 section.
* Added book James J. Hill/Young Empire Builder to Books8 section.
* Added book Pullman Paint & Lettering Notebook to Books8 section.
* Current web page size is 367.8 MB.
 


Updates: Sunday, November 26, 2006:

* Changed main page photo to GN 400 at Jackson Street Roundhouse.
* Added 5 pictures of freshly-painted GN 400 to Diesels section.

* Added History of GN timetables to the Timetables section.
* Added 1949 Annual Report to the Color Photos section.
* Added 1953 Annual Report to the Color Photos section.
* Added book Deschutes River Railroad War to Books8 section.
* Added book Dinner in the Diner to Books8 section.
* Added book Fortune Magazine/The Great Northern to Books8 section.
* Added book Refrigerator Car Color Guide to Books8 section.
* Current web page size is 360.5 MB.
 


Updates: Friday, October 20, 2006:

* Changed main page photo to X-294 caboose at Scenic, Washington.
* Added 1950 Red River button to the Odds and Ends section.
* Added Dave Hawley's Fairmont Speeder to the Odds and Ends section.
* Added X-294 caboose (at Scenic) to the Cabooses section.
* Added 1949 Empire Builder brochure to the Empire Builder section.
* Current web page size is 353.3 MB.
 


Updates: Sunday, September 10, 2006:

* Changed main page photo to 1959 pocket calendar photo.
* Added 1941 Annual Report to the Color Photos section.
* Added Internationals button, GN 604 logo & 1959 calendar to the Odds and Ends section.
* Added X-265 caboose to the Cabooses section.
* Added book Pacific Coast Company to
Books8 section.
* Added book GN in Color - Lines West (Hickcox) to Books section.
* Current web page size is 347.6 MB.
 


Updates: Saturday, July 29, 2006:

* Changed main page photo to Oriental Limited in Whitefish, Montana.
* Added 2006 GNRHS Convention trip report to the Stories and Reports 2 section.
* Added Stories and Reports 2 to the main title buttons.
* Removed Online Directory from the website. 

NOTICE: After much consideration, I have decided to remove the Online
Directory from my website. It has become increasingly difficult to keep
this list up-to-date. It's purpose, to bring GN fans together, has been
largely replaced by the much more informative and interesting GNGOAT
Yahoo Discussion group
. Thanks to all who have participated.

* Current web page size is 346.3 MB.
 


Updates: Saturday, July 8, 2006:

* Changed main page photo to GN motive power at St. Paul.
* Added St. Paul locomotive terminal picture (E's & F's) to Diesels section in Color Photos.
* Added Seattle and the GNR to the Stories and Reports section.
* Added Iron Goat Trail hike to the Stories and Reports section.
* Added The Cascade Division -- A Young Operator Remembers to FAQ/Videos section.
* Current web page size is 331.0 MB.
 


Updates: Friday, June 23, 2006:

* Changed main page photo to GN 1147 at Wenatchee.
* Added 2006 Sandpoint trip to the Stories and Reports section.
* Added Railfan With Ben 3 to the Stories and Reports section.
* Added Ashby, Dalton, Glyndon, Maple Plain, New Germany, New London, Norcross, Rothsay, Spicer to Depots_MN section.
* Added Entiat depot to Depots_WA section.
* Added Sandpoint depot to Depots_ID section.
* Added additional views of GN 1147 F-8 steam engine to Steam section of Color Photos.

* Current web page size is 325.0 MB.
 


Updates: Saturday, May 27, 2006:

* Changed main page photo to Western Star at Glacier Park station.
* Added King Street 100th Birthday to the Stories and Reports section.
* Added King Street Climb to the Stories and Reports section.
* Added White Rock to the Stories and Reports section.
* Added book Louis W. Hill's Business Car GN A-22 to Books8 section.
* Added book Royal Metal (New Westminster Bridge) to Books8 section.
* Reorganized Depots section by State/Province in alphabetical order.
* Removed Depots2 and Depots3 sections.
* Added Chokio, Foley, Granite Falls, Lester Prairie, Long Prairie and Mound to Depots_MN section.
* Added X-125 caboose to the Cabooses section.
* Added Sandpoint heavyweight car, Brainerd, MN work car and Western Star postcard to the Passenger section of Color Photos.

* Added two names in the Online Directory (Ralph Day, Mark Wilson).
* Corrected three names in
Online Directory (James Larson, Thomas LeFebvre, Kurt Moose).
* Current web page size is 312.6 MB.

 


Updates: Sunday, May 7, 2006:

* Changed main page photo to Ranch Car interior drawing.
* Added Ranch Car and Cascadian to the Brochures section.
* Added Playing Cards to Winold Reiss section.
* Added 2006 Stevens Pass to the Stories and Reports section.

* Added book James Jerome Hill (Judson) to Books8 section.
* Added book The Empire Builder (Sullivan) to Books8 section.
* Removed Marias Pass 1948 from the FAQ.
* Added Albany, Appleton, Grand Rapids, (Minnesota) to Depots2 section.
* Added Maynard, Princeton, Sauk Center, (Minnesota) to
Depots2 section.
* Added four names in the Online Directory (Edwin Anderson, Doug Eno, Todd McGowan, Stan Michaels).
* Corrected two names in
Online Directory (Fr. Dale Peterka, Donna Woodford).
* Removed two names in the Online Directory (Willie Jones, Tyrone Johnsen).
* Current web page size is 304.2 MB.

 


Updates: Saturday, April 8, 2006:

* Changed main page photo to X-28 slant caboose.
* Added X-28 caboose to the Cabooses section.
* Added X-485 caboose to the Cabooses3 section.
* Added St. Cloud, Hutchison, Mora and Milaca to
Depots2 section.
* Added GN 3386 and GN 39427 to the
Odds and Ends section.

* Added 1946 Annual Reports to the Color Photos section.
* Added one link (Northland Lodge) to Links section.
* Corrected seven names in Online Directory (Stan Butcher, Paul Dieffenbach, Dave Higgins, Don Lloyd, Howard E. (Bud) Rhodes, Michael Shockey, Matti Virtanen).
* Added three names in the Online Directory (Bruce Adams, George Boggs, Peter Maleady).
* Current web page size is 292.1 MB.

 


Updates: Saturday, February 4, 2006:

* Changed main page photo to The Western Star!!!
* Added The Western Star2 to the Brochures section.
* Added Stone Arch Bridge to the Stories and Reports section.

* Added Arnegard Depot to the Stories and Reports section.
* Added Winold Reiss button to the main page selections.
* Moved Postcards to Winold Reiss section.
* Added Blackfeet Indian Portraits to Winold Reiss section.
* Added Blackfeet Indian History to Winold Reiss section.
* Added 1948, 1954, 1955 Annual Reports to the Color Photos section.

* Added new Books8 section to the FAQ.
* Added book (Rocky and Old Bill) to Books8 section.
* Added book (Sherlock Holmes and the Red Demon) to Books8 section.
* Added book (Sherlock Holmes and the Ice Palace Murders) to Books8 section.
* Corrected five names in Online Directory (Bryan Bjornstad, Derek Detjen, Todd Driver, James Klapste, Bernard Offley).
* Added two names in the Online Directory (Jim Black, Ted Stapleton).
* Current web page size is 292.1 MB.

 


Updates: Thursday, January 12, 2006:

* Changed main page photo to "Caboose and Sunshine" (GN caboose X-494 at Cashmere, WA).
* Added GN Greenhouse and GN Accidents to the Stories and Reports section.
* Added October 2005 Mark Meyer depot photos to the Depots3 section.
* Corrected one link (Ted Doyle's GN Page) to Links section.
* Added one link (Stone Arch Bridge streaming video) to Links section.
* Added book (Trackside around Duluth 1957-1960) to Books7 section.

* Corrected three names in Online Directory (Steve Abramson, Tim Diez, Bob Hogarth).
* Added two names in the Online Directory (Victor Uhlik, Glenn Wallman).
* Removed one name in the Online Directory (Arnold Anderson).
* Current web page size is 277.6 MB.

 


Updates: Saturday, December 24, 2005:

* Changed main page photo to Empire Builder at Glacier Park depot.
* Added Christmas card scan of GN 2043 R-1 steam engine to Steam section of Color Photos.

* Added book (Alco FA's - Running In The Shadow) to Books7 section.
* Corrected four names in Online Directory (Bill McGuire, Mike Pierce, Mike Sharpe, Ray Wheeler).
* Added four names in the Online Directory (Ralph Domke, Grant Mounteer, G. Samuel Parfitt, Derek Payne).
* Current web page size is 274.1 MB.

 


Updates: Sunday, November 20, 2005:

* Changed main page photo to Lindsay and GN logo shirt on Great Wall of China.
* Added GN in China to the Stories and Reports section.
* Current web page size is 274.1 MB.


Updates: Monday, October 17, 2005:

* Changed main page photo to GN 2555 steam locomotive mural in Sultan, WA.
* Added GN 2555 Sultan mural pictures to the Odds and Ends section.
* Added book (Burlington Northern Passenger Cars) to Books7 section.
* Added book (Minneapolis in the Age of Railways) to Books7 section.
* Corrected two names in the Online Directory (Art Marr, Jon Snyder).
* Current web page size is 270.1 MB.


Updates: Saturday, October 1, 2005:

* Completely revamped GNR Page website with new theme using MS Front Page 2003.
* Changed main page photo to newly-repainted "City of Spokane".
* Added Guy Baxter photos of City of Spokane to the Passenger section of Color Photos.
* Added BNSF Turns 10 to the Stories and Reports section.
* Added 1951 (May) button to Safety Buttons in the Color Photos section.
* Added book (BN - An Operational Chronology 1970-1995) to Books7 section.
* Added book (Prairie Train) to Books7 section.
* Added book (Banking in the GN Territory) to Books7 section.
* Added book (Articulated Steam Locomotives, Volume 1) to Books7 section.
* Added book (Articulated Steam Locomotives, Volume 2) to Books7 section.
* Removed one name in the Online Directory (Bruce Adams).
* Corrected three names in
Online Directory (Kevin Burkholder, Wil Davis, Ron Ferrel).
* Added two names in the Online Directory (Peter DuPuy, Kelly Nelson).
* Current web page size is 269.3 MB.


Updates: Monday, September 5, 2005:

* Changed main page photo to Mid-Century Empire Builder brochure.
* Added Mid-Century Empire Builder to the Empire Builder section.
* Added Your GNR Welcomes You! to the Brochures section.
* Added August 2005 Mark Meyer depot photos to the Depots3 section.
* Updated Empire Builder section to include links to other articles on the train.
* Added X-257 to the Cabooses section.

* Added book (Burlington Northern Caboose Book) to Books7 section.
* Added book (Carving The Western Path) to Books7 section.
* Corrected five names in the Online Directory (Lee Hehl, David Hilvers, Paul Hobbs, Joel Weeks, Larry Wolohon).
* Current web page size is 278.7 MB.


Updates: Monday, August 1, 2005:

* Changed main page photo to me driving Hustle Muscle and my GN step stool.
* Added 2005 GNRHS Convention trip report to the Stories and Reports section.
* Added GN step box and me driving Hustle Muscle pictures to the Odds and Ends section.
* Added book (Pullman-Standard Library, Volume 3) to Books7 section.
* Added book (Winold Reiss Artist for the GN) to Books7 section.
* Added book (Classic Locomotives - SD45) to Books7 section.
* Added book (Classic Locomotives - GP30) to Books7 section.
* Added book (History of the Burlington Northern) to Books7 section.
* Added one name in the Online Directory (Craig Neros).
* Corrected three names in the
Online Directory (Bryan Bjornstad, Walt Grecula, Bill Sornsin).
* Current web page size is 270.0 MB.


Updates: Sunday, July 3, 2005:

* Changed main page photo to newly-restored
GN Bruck.
* Added 2005 Stevens Pass trip report to the Stories and Reports section.
* Added additional Bruck pictures to the Odds and Ends section.
* Added new section called Safety Buttons to the Color Photos section.
* Added new section called Annual Reports to the Color Photos section.
* Added GN Veterans Pin to the Odds and Ends section.
* Added Wenatchee depot photo to the Depots section.
* Added 5 Vanishing Vista postcards to the Passenger section of the Color Photos.
* Added 2 Vanishing Vista postcards (X-838, GN558) to Diesels section in Color Photos.
* Added 1 Vanishing Vista postcard (GN 5011 Y-1a) to the Electrics section of the Color Photos.
* Added new Books7 section to the FAQ.
* Added book (Trains of the Upper Midwest) to Books7 section.
* Added book (James J. Hill by Elbert Hubbard) to Books7 section.
* Added book (General Motors 1930s-1950s) to Books7 section.
* Added book (EMD Instruction Manual #241) to Books7 section.
* Added book (Modern Railroads Magazine, September 1949) to Books7 section.
* Added book (MR Cyclopedia, Volume 1 - Steam) to Books7 section.
* Added book (MR Cyclopedia, Volume 2 - Diesel) to Books7 section.
* Added two names in the Online Directory (Thomas Bullock, Bruce Kane).
* Corrected three names in the
Online Directory (Tom Kloster, Leon Stastny, Hiroshi Suzuki).
* Current web page size is 270.0 MB.


Updates: Sunday, June 12, 2005:

* Changed main page photo to old postcards of Bellingham & Everett depots.
* Added Baldwins on GN article to the Stories and Reports section.
* Added Pre Stevens 2005 trip report to the Stories and Reports section.
* Added X-304 and X-320 to the Cabooses2 section.
* Added X-175 (X-320) to the Cabooses section.
* Added X-259 (additional photos) to the Cabooses section.
* Added Bellingham and Everett old depot photos (from postcards) in the Depots section.
* Added 3 B&W postcards at Martin Creek Horseshoe to GN Archives2 section.
* Added color postcard of GN 2584 S-2 to Steam section of FAQ.
* Added Rocky crying/World War 2 ad to Magazine Ads section.
* Added book (Baldwin Locomotives) to Books6 section.
* Added book (Queen City Heritage - Winold Reiss) to Books6 section.
* Added book (Steam Railroading - View from the Roundhouse Window) to Books6 section.
* Added book (Electrification by GE, CERA #116) to Books6 section.
* Added book (Classic American Railroads) to Books6 section.
* Added four names in the Online Directory (Robert Berkey, Tom Carr, John Chapman, Clyde Nordgren).
* Corrected two names in the
Online Directory (Ed Letain, Hiroshi Suzuki).
* Current web page size is 261.9 MB.


Updates: Sunday, May 22, 2005:

* Changed main page photo to Great Domes brochure cover.
* Added Great Domes folder to the Brochures section.
* Added Louis W. Hill biography to the FAQ section.
* Added 2005 Vancouver trip report to the Stories and Reports section.
* Added book (Waters of Wealth) to Books6 section.
* Added book (Waterton and Glacier in a Snap!) to Books6 section.
* Added book (Locomotives of the Upper Midwest) to Books6 section.
* Added book (Great Northern Empire Builder) to Books6 section.
* Added book (The Skyline Limited) to Books6 section.
* Added three names in the Online Directory (William Becker, John McNamara, Harry Parks).
* Corrected one name in the
Online Directory (Pat Roche).
* Current web page size is 258.3 MB.


Updates: Sunday, May 1, 2005:

* Changed main page photo to GN Internationals montage.
* Added Internationals folder to the Brochures section.
* Added Vacations For All folder to the Brochures section.
* Added X-304 and X351 to the Cabooses2 section.
* Added book (A Northwest Rail Pictorial, Volume 2) to Books6 section.
* Added book (Trackside EMD Field Rep Casey Cavanaugh) to Books6 section.
* Added two names in the Online Directory (Scott Beck, Ralph Young).
* Corrected two names in the
Online Directory (Robert Jacobs, Hermann Krah).
* Current web page size is 255.8 MB.


Updates: Saturday, March 26, 2005:

* Changed main page photo to Lindsay and semaphore blade.
* Added main page banner link to Ben Ringnalda's St. Nicholas Mountain restoration website.
* Added my semaphore blade and story to the Odds and Ends section.
* Added 1951 GNR Condensed History to the GN History page in the FAQ.
* Added recent picture of ex-GN 2350 Budd Car to Diesels section in Color Photos.
* Added David and Goliath newspaper clipping to the Stories and Reports section.
* Added new Books6 section to the FAQ.
* Added book (A Northwest Rail Pictorial, Volume 1) to Books6 section.
* Added book (A Northwest Rail Pictorial, Volume 3) to Books6 section.
* Added book (RDC - The Budd Rail Diesel Car) to Books6 section.
* Added book (The Great Yellow Fleet) to Books6 section.
* Added book (1965 Handy Railroad Atlas of the U.S.) to Books6 section.
* Added book (1951 Great Northern Railway Condensed History) to Books6 section.
* Removed my resume from the FAQ.
* Added "Duane Buck addendum" to Engine Rosters section of the FAQ.
* Added "Norm Priebe comments" to 3 unknown pictures in the GN Archives2 section.
* Added five names in the Online Directory (Harold Jordheim, Mike Kallgren, Shawn Swayze, Kirstie Talvitie, Arthur Wriedt).
* Corrected three names in the
Online Directory (Lee Hehl, Doug Noble Stephen Roll).
* Current web page size is 251.3 MB.


Updates: Sunday, February 27, 2005:

* Changed main page photo to RDC-3 line diagram.
* Added A.C. James (GN Director) to the Stories and Reports section.
* Added book (EMD's Classic Cowl Units) to Books5 section.
* Added book (RDC - Budd Company brochure) to Books5 section.
* Added book (1961 Car Builders' Cyclopedia) to Books5 section.
* Added book (McCulloch's Wonder) to Books5 section.
* Added five names in the Online Directory (Bryan Bjornstad, Roger Krob, Beverly Tracy, John Tracy, Jr., Lloyd Weber).
* Corrected five names in the
Online Directory (Harry Getz, Alan Pettet, Jonathan Small, Roger Smith, Robert Ulberg).
* Removed one name from the
Online Directory (Alan Zuckerman).
* Current web page size is 248.6 MB.


Updates: Saturday, January 29, 2005:

* Changed main page photo to X-294 caboose at Skykomish.
* Added Railway Classics on DVD to FAQ/Videos section.
* Added link (Railroad Retirement Board) to FAQ/Genealogy section.
* Updated X-294 at Sky with 3 snow pictures in the Stories and Reports section.
* Added book (Historic Adventure Land of the Northwest) to Books5 section.
* Added book (James J. Hill - Stewart Holbrook - 1955) to Books5 section.
* Added book (Pacific NW Railroads of McGee and Nixon) to Books5 section.
* Added one name in the Online Directory (Fred Brown).
* Corrected five names in the
Online Directory (Loren Charnholm, Dean Haeusler, Eric Hopp, Robert Kopacek, Gary Muehlius).
* Current web page size is 248.6 MB.


Updates: Monday, January 3, 2005:

* Changed main page photo to GN 356-C on a westbound mail train.
* Added six names in the Online Directory (Rick Bolger, Richard Bradley, Gerry Hopkins, Kurt Moose, Ray Moose, Lewis Picton).
* Corrected one name in the
Online Directory (Allan Harland).
* Added one link (GN Restaurant & Brewery, Fargo, ND) to
Links section.
* Current web page size is 247.5 MB.


Updates: Saturday, December 11, 2004:

* Changed main page photo to Edmonds depot and Santa highballing a freight train.
* Added Santa Claus visits Edmonds to the Stories and Reports section.
* Added book (Conquest and Catastrophe) to Books5 section.
* Added book (Burlington Northern Adventures) to Books5 section.
* Added book (GN & NP Railroads 1932-1959) to Books5 section.
* Added one name in the Online Directory (Tom Schwichtenberg).
* Corrected three names in the
Online Directory (Roger Dedrick, Robert Jacobs, Gary Sherman).
* Current web page size is 247.5 MB.


Updates: Saturday, November 27, 2004:

* Changed main page photo to GN FT #428 along the Columbia river.
* Added 1951 Builder to the Stories and Reports section.
* Added book (Northwest Disaster) to Books5 section.
* Added book (Glorious Glacier) to Books5 section.
* Added book (Modern Railroads, July 1951) to Books5 section.
* Added book (Rails Across The Cascades) to Books5 section.
* Added book (Across The Columbia Plain) to Books5 section.
* Added book (Cross Continent Electrics) to Books5 section.
* Added Glacier Park red "jammer bus" postcard to the Odds and Ends section.
* Added Essex Montana depot (1962) B&W postcard to GN Archives2 section.
* Added GN M-1 2-6-8-0 #1957 (1923) B&W postcard to GN Archives2 section.
* Added GN N-1 2-8-8-0 #2002 (1923) B&W postcard to GN Archives2 section.
* Added GN Q-1 2-10-2 #2103 (1923) B&W postcard to GN Archives2 section.
* Added GN snow crew and dozer (1920) B&W postcard to GN Archives2 section.
* Added two names in the Online Directory (Greg Harper, Arnie Anderson).
* Corrected five names in the
Online Directory (Jack Baer, Steve Haas, Earl Poulsen, Bruce Richardson, Howard Thompson).
* Current web page size is 245.5 MB.


Updates: Saturday, October 9, 2004:

* Changed main page photo to "3 pumpkins on a Z train at Sky".
* Added Skykomish Morning and X-294 at Sky to the Stories and Reports section.
* Added one book (Lake Superior Iron Ore Railroads) to FAQ/Books4 section.
* Rescanned all "jagged" photos from last update (September 28).
* Added Rexford and Renton depot photos to the
Depots section.

* Current web page size is 235.0 MB.


Updates: Tuesday, September 28, 2004:

* Changed main page photo to GN wood chip car.
* Added X-49, X-91, X228, X-234 to the Cabooses section.
* Added X-408, X522, X-3006 to the Cabooses2 section.
* DRGW-painted Auburn caboose identified as X-283 and moved to the Cabooses2 section.
* Added X-??? BN 12562 and GN-painted (Priest Lake, ID) to the Cabooses3 section.

* Added Monroe Greenhouse story to the Stories and Reports section.
* Added four books (Izaak Walton Inn, Indians of the Northwest, The Call of the Mountains, GN Semaphore, March 1928) to FAQ/Books4 section.
* Added North Portal, Seattle tunnel; "spindly trestle"; Sunset Falls trestle; "The Cut", Deception Creek trestle; Gaynor trestle; Hillyard icehouse; Libby scalehouse; Haskell Pass tunnel; and main Belton Chalet and historical sign to the
Structures section.

* Added BN 972813 ex-GN snow dozer, GN 174379, GN 174497, to the Rolling Stock section.
* Added GNRHS license plate, X228 license plate, Map of Hillyard, Interbay GN speeder, and "The Bruck" to the Odds and Ends section.
* Corrected old Hillyard depot photos in the Depots section.
* Added Columbia Falls, Elk, Eureka, Kalispell, Leavenworth, Libby, Milan, Rexford, Spokane tower, Wenatchee and Winton depot photos in the Depots section.
* Added GN Accident Report, Bill of Lading, Switch List and Telegram to the Tickets & Forms section.
* Added Oriental Limited Ad to the Magazine Ads section.

* Added five names in the Online Directory (Casey Barnhart, Jason Dennison, Alan Pettet, Vince Rubino, Robert Slovensky).
* Corrected five names in the
Online Directory (Paul Dieffenbach, Hugh Grinnell, Dean Haeusler, David Holliday, Gary Sherman).
* Current web page size is 230.0 MB.


 

Updates: Saturday, July 31, 2004:

* Changed main page photo to X-88 caboose and Libby depot.
* Added
Railfan with Ben 1 to Stories and Reports section.

* Added 2004 GNRHS Con to Stories and Reports section.
* Added Railfan with Ben 2 to Stories and Reports section.
* Added X-88 caboose to the Cabooses section.
* Added Libby, MT depot to the Depots section.
* Added one name in the Online Directory (Robert Ulberg).
* Corrected one name in the
Online Directory (Jerry Johnson).
* Current web page size is 221.0 MB.


 

Updates: Monday, July 5, 2004:

* Changed main page photo to 1957 Builder at Bison, MT.
* Added notice of "summer sabbatical" on main page.

* Added X-259 photos to the Cabooses section.
* Added 2004 Stevens Pass blurb to the Stories and Reports section.
* Added one book (GNR Hidy reprint) to Books section.
* Removed GN History (Dan Verble) link from FAQ/GN History section.
* Added one name in the
Online Directory (Ken Samson).
* Corrected two names in the
Online Directory (Robert Richter, John Roberts).
* Current web page size is 221.0 MB.


 

Updates: Saturday, May 29, 2004:

* Changed main page photo to GN School.
* Added
Great Northern School photos to the Structures section.

* Added James J. Hill Park photo to the Structures section.
* Added X-176 photo to the Cabooses section.
* Added older Hillyard depot photos to the Depots section.
* Added Spokane Preview blurb to the Stories and Reports section.
* Current web page size is 221.0 MB.


 

Updates: Saturday, May 8, 2004:

* Changed main page photo to Rocky Mountain Goat and GN Minneapolis depot.
* Added 5 postcards to
More Postcards section of the Color Photos section.

* Added The 1956 Modern GN to Stories and Reports section.
* Added two names in the Online Directory (Kevin Conrad, David Prescott).
* Corrected two names in the
Online Directory (John Galbraith, David Persyn).
* Current web page size is 218.0 MB.


 

Updates: Sunday, April 4, 2004:

* Changed main page photo GN GP9 #706 from Ray Wheeler's layout.
* Added one book to
FAQ/Books4 section (Kettle Valley and its Railways)

* Added Inside Gateway to Stories and Reports section.
* Added GN 1130 "Ice Lake" to Passenger section.
* Added update on OERM-Brooks, OR caboose to the
Cabooses3 section.
* Added one name in the
Online Directory (John "Andy" Andes).
* Corrected two names in the
Online Directory (Fred Black, Kevin Dellinger).
* Deleted one name in the
Online Directory (Alan Hegler).
* Current web page size is 145.0 MB.


 

Updates: Tuesday, March 16, 2004:

* Added one name in the
Online Directory (Doug Dederick).
* Corrected two names in the
Online Directory (Stanley Butcher, Bill Ferryman).
* Corrected email address in the
Scenic story (Gary McLeod).
* Current web page size is 145.0 MB.


 

Updates: Sunday, February 15, 2004:

* Changed main page photo to Carol Guthrie's new GN book.
* Added three books to
FAQ/Books4 section (All Aboard For Glacier, Modern Railroads - May 1956, Hoghead's Random RR Reminiscences).
* Added famous 4 New Great Domes Ad to
Magazine Ads section.
* Added
Rocky, The Great Northern Goat to FAQ.
* Added two names in the
Online Directory (Donald Horton, Wendel Koegl).
* Current web page size is 149.0 MB.


 

Updates: Sunday, February 1, 2004:

* Changed main page photo to GN NW5 by Joel Weeks.
* Went through entire website and (hopefully) corrected all graphics, fonts and orange/green colors.
* Added three names in the
Online Directory (Bill Geiger, Gary Krist, Sheldon Perry).
* Corrected three names in the
Online Directory (Charles Jewell, Scott Tanner, Erich Schwab).
* Current web page size is 145.0 MB.


 

Updates: Thursday, January 15, 2004:

* Changed main page photo to X-309 caboose.
* Added
Books5 section to the FAQ.
* Added one book (Profiting from the Plains) to
Books4 section.
* Added six books (BN Annuals 1971-1977) to
Books5 section.
* Added seven names in the
Online Directory (Kenneth Bishop, William Brotherton, George Frank, Ed Hagan, Richard Hoekstra, Gus Lightfoot, Ed Roberts).
* Corrected two names in the
Online Directory (Alan Broden, Larry Mikkelson).
* Current web page size is 145.0 MB.


 

Updates: Thursday, January 1, 2004:

* Changed main page photos to Empire Builder in the Rockies & Ross, ND depot.
* Changed all page graphics including Rocky "return to" and GNRHS Badge mail buttons.
* Added two books (The Northerns, The Mountains) to
Books4 section.
* Added
2003 Everett Trip to Stories & Reports section.
* Added Empire Builder in the Rockies to Diesels section.
* Added Big Sandy and Havre to
Depots section.
* Added Atwater, Barnesville, Brantford, Breckinridge, Darwin, Epping, Hancock, Herman, McHenry/Glenfield, Morris, Ross and Tioga to
Depots2 section.
* Added GN Combine 585 to
Passenger section.
* Added cabooses X-57 and X-111 to the
Cabooses section.
* Added caboose X-485 to the
Cabooses2 section.
* Added caboose X-??? (Havre North) to the
Cabooses3 section.
* Added JJ Hill statue, Great Northern Inn and GN display train to
Structures section.
* Added Gasman Coulee trestle, GN semaphore, Gavin Yard Tower, Verendrye trestle, Barnesville water tank, GN whistle post, Breckinridge monument, Norcross water tank, GNR sign, Dassel and Louis Hill mansion to
Structures2  section.
* Added two names in the
Online Directory (Jim Greaves, Roger Parry).
* Corrected one name in the
Online Directory (Stuart Spencer).
* Current web page size is 145.0 MB.


 

Updates: Saturday, December 12, 2003:

* Changed main page photo to GN GP30s in the snow at Essex, MT.
* Added Christmas lights to main page!!!
* Added Cokato, MN depot (Dassel, MN) photo to
Depots2 section.
* Added GN 1096, 1097, 1213 and A-11 to
Passenger section.
* Added caboose X-71 to the
Cabooses section.
* Added cabooses X-309, X-640 to the
Cabooses2 section.
* Added boxcar 4688 to the
Rolling Stock section.
* Added First GN office building, GN/NP office building and J.J. Hill Library to
Structures2 section.
* Added one name in the
Online Directory (Bruce Goeser).
* Corrected two names in the
Online Directory (Bob Coffman, Robert Dowd).
* Current web page size is 139.0 MB.


 

Updates: Saturday, November 15, 2003:

* Changed main page photo to GN E7 on cover of "Science Illustrated".
* Added
1947 Builder article to Stories & Reports section.
* Added "Science Illustrated", "Highway 2 History" and "Some Classic Trains" to
Books4 section.
* Added one name in the
Online Directory (Bill Hauck).
* Corrected one name in the
Online Directory (Allan Harland).
* Current web page size is 138.0 MB.