The first of the 8ft singles designed by Patrick Stirling for the Great Northern Railway was restored to working order for a short period in 1982 and is seen with a Loughborough to Rothley train o... (more)
Late afternoon sun catches GN 556, an SD7 and GN 166, an SW7 at the Minneapolis engine shed and roundhouse about 90 days before the BN merger.
Jutting from the icy waters of Tye Creek, this coupler in a pose of defiance, stands as stark evidence of what happened here 103 years ago tonight. Once a part of a passenger coach on Great North... (more)
GN 314A and a B unit bask in the sun on a frigid January day between runs at Minneapolis. These units were originally ordered for iron ore road service on the Mesabi Division out of Superior, Wis.... (more)
A sharp looking GN passenger train lead by a rare restored NW-5 was assembled for a railfan weekend sponsored by the Lake Superior Railroad Museum in Duluth, coordinated by Steve Glischinski.
After another day full of various excursion runs between Duluth and different points along the North Shore of Lake Superior, NSSR workers move cars around in the yard at the Depot getting ready fo... (more)
Great Northern Railway passenger power lays over at the roundhouse next to St. Paul Union Depot in the early 1960s. The F3As and E7As pictured here were used on the GN's premier trains, including ... (more)
A B unit just after the BN merger in Great Northern Big Sky Blue paint but with a BN road number.
Timeless scene in Duluth as "GN 423" crosses the French River Bridge. Wisconsin Great Northern 423 was lettered GN for this special Railfan Weekend event.
"Great Northern 423" (a former C&NW F7 owned by Wisconsin Great Northern, painted GN colors and sporting magnetic GN lettering) crosses over the French River Bridge with a Railfan Weekend excursi... (more)
A Great Northern F7 wears the Big Sky Blue color scheme while its mate is in the simplified orange and olive. I was on a USAF trip escorting the Thunderbirds with our C-130E from Langley AFB, Virg... (more)
The Great Northern NW2 switching in Seattle was wearing the Big Sky Blue color scheme.
Hustle Muscle at Mpls Jct. On the property with permission.
No shortage of interesting things to look at as a former GN NW5 trundles past an old ore boat, with the bridge at the entrance of Duluth's harbor towering in the background.