Clouds are moving in fast, but luckily the Hustle Muscle has the NRHS Rare Mileage trip trotting along at track speed. The clouds would eventually catch up.
With the passage of time nature is reclaiming the old GN tunnel. The railroad completed the bore in December, 1900, the original line used a system of eight switchbacks to cross Stevens Pass. In... (more)
One can almost hear the long ago din and bustle of the Great Northern Railroad town of Wellington echo off the walls of the first snowshed on the line down to Skykomish. The structure is now part... (more)
Head-end electric heat is still a few years away for Amtrak!
24. This will eventually be where I lay my head for the night. Yep, the hotel in the back ground, The Isaak Walton Inn. My pockets weren't deep enough for the Great Northern Suite and my one night... (more)
Great Northern Western Star.
A Great Northern train arrives at Great Northern Depot. The train is likely the Gopher arriving from Duluth at Sunset.
The westbound Empire Builder at Morris, MN.
GN observation-lounge Appekunny Mountain provides the parlor seating on the eastbound Twin Cities Hiawatha as it nears its destination at Chicago Union Station. Built by ACF in 1951 as 2 roomette... (more)
In Erhard, MN, Rocky and the station sign still grace the sides of the depot,which was moved from its original location some years ago and placed alongside US 59 in town. It now houses a restauran... (more)
1744 takes power amidst the beautiful autumn colours in the fine woodland surrounding the Severn Valley Railway
Profile of a classic: GN SD45 400, owned by the Great Northern Railway Historical Society. This is one first class restoration!
Great Northern 400 pulls a set of matched streamlined coaches over the French River bridge near Duluth, during Railfan Weekend 2009.
GN Hustle Muscle and little sister NW-5 192 pose at the 2009 Railfan Weekend in Duluth. Lighting by Glischinski, Terry, Smedley and Guss.