The Great Northern Railway

A History

Author: Ralph Willard Hidy,Muriel E. Hidy

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816644292

Category: Transportation

Page: 360

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The Great Northern Railway highlights the changes brought on by economic, political, social, and technological advances, including world wars and tighter government restrictions. Illustrated with more than two hundred maps, period photographs, and drawings, the volume also includes appendixes listing the original track-laying history, track removals, ruling grades on main freight routes, and main line ruling grades from Minneapolis to Seattle.

The Great Northern Railway (Ireland)

In Colour

Author: Norman Johnston

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781904242369

Category: Railroads

Page: 112

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An attempt to produce a colour album exclusive to the Great Northern Railway (GNR). Produced in the popular style of the 'Wee Donegal' series, it depicts the GNR(I) in colour in its closing years, and thus evoke some of its marvellous 'pre-grouping' atmosphere, the thing that made it so attractive to visiting British enthusiasts.

The History of The Great Northern Railway

1845 - 1902

Author: Charles H. Grinling

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429862288

Category: Science

Page: 464

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Published in 1903, this book provides a complete account of the origin and development of the Great Northern Railway Company from its inception to the year 1802, a period of around 60 years.

Great Northern Railway in Marias Pass, The

Author: Dale W. Jones

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1467125199

Category: History

Page: 128

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Montana's Marias Pass is the lowest rail crossing through the Rocky Mountains. The tracks snake through narrow canyons, traverse the swift Middle Fork of the Flathead River, and twist through numerous snowsheds and tunnels to crest the 5,213-foot Continental Divide. James Jerome Hill was the driving force behind Great Northern Railway's mission to find the most economical route to the Pacific coast, with surveyor John F. Stevens taking a major role in locating the pass. Browning is the eastern gateway into Marias Pass as the railroad approaches the Rocky Mountain Front; continuing west from Summit, the tracks parallel Bear Creek and the Middle Fork of the Flathead River downgrade through Essex to Glacier National Park and into the Flathead Valley.

Locomotives of the Great Northern Railway

Britain's Pre-grouping Railways

Author: G. F. Bird

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445634228

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

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This fascinating account of the GNR's locomotives was originally published in 1910. Profusely illustrated with over 120 line drawings it has been brought bang up to date with a new introduction and numerous photographs.