A former Great Northern SD45 rests outside the depot in Osceola.
The rear brakeman is waiting to swing aboard when Great Northern’s eastbound Train 28 “Western Star” whistles off from Whitefish, Montana on April 9, 1969. The GN Flexible bus in Big Sky Blue col... (more)
Orange meets orange with a family connection as GN 192 guides a North Shore Scenic Railroad passenger train into the siding while a special Operation Lifesaver train holds the mainline. The OLS tr... (more)
This great looking relic of Great Northern's Big Sky Blue era has been hidden away in BNSF's Topeka, KS yard for a few weeks now (mp51w first tipped me off to it), but has seemingly... (more)
A view of the gauges inside the cab of GN1355, cosmetically restored by the Siouxland Historical Railroad Association. The locomotive is located inside the former Milwaukee Road roundhouse which i... (more)
Great Northern GM12s 27 and 22 combine with former NSWGR locomotive 4201 to work a NSW Rail Transport Museum special from Sydney to Mudgee, seen here near Bell in the Blue Mountains.
GN "Hustle Muscle" sits outside the museum as a BNSF coal train passes.
Built in December of 1969 and having outlived two mergers so far, this Ortner woodchip gondola still rides the rails under the Great Northern banner. Wearing that fallen railroad’s Big Sky Blue p... (more)
Known as “Rocky” by the Great Northern, this trademark mountain goat perched atop a rock would become the official trademark for that railroad in 1936. For much of its life Rocky would be encircl... (more)
EMD's first production SD45, Great Northern "Hustle Muscle" No. 400, greets former EMD FP7 demonstrator Soo Line 2500A. The f-unit had just been restored and was being positioned for pho... (more)
GN 1196 lettered City of Spokane brings up the rear markers on Amtrak's Empire Builder as it leaves Seattle on a sunny spring evening.
Two Great Northern F’s await their next assignment at Portland, Oregon on April 11, 1969. Portland’s Union Station Tower is in the background.
Having already lost its nose herald, GN F 273-A headed south emerges from GN's tunnel under Seattle into the north end of Seattle's King Street Station. April 9, 1970, just four weeks after t... (more)
Awaiting the next passenger train to switch, GN’s EMD switcher 105 idles at St. Paul, Minn. Union Station, April 6, 1970. No. 105 was now a part of the Burlington Northern family.
Dressed in a short-lived sky-blue paint scheme, it is fitting that GN’s EMD switcher is under the big skies of Montana at Whitefish yard with Big Sky Montana ski slope in the background.