Welcome to the Joint Archives of the Great Northern Railway Historical Society (GNRHS) and Northern Pacific Railway Historical Association (NPRHA). Both organizations are dedicated to the preservation and history of these two railroads, predecessors to today's BNSF Railway. The Joint Archives physically reside at Jackson Street Roundhouse in St. Paul, MN and the Pacific Northwest Railroad Archive in Burien, WA, and comprise hundreds of thousands of files, drawings, books, photos and physical artifacts.

 

Contact Information
For GN research questions, please email archives@gnrhs.org. See also gnrhs.org/research_archives.htm

 

For NP research questions, please email NPRHAresearch@hotmail.com, and also see research.nprha.org

 

The Joint Archives physically reside at Jackson Street Roundhouse in St. Paul, MN and the Pacific Northwest Railroad Archive in Burien, WA, and comprise hundreds of thousands of files, drawings, books, photos and physical artifacts. These items are old, often delicate, and irreplaceable, so both locations are “closed-stack libraries” and visits require an advance appointment. All serious researchers are welcome; preference is given to NPRHA & GNRHS members.

 

To arrange a Jackson St visit to research GN material, please email John at gnjteez@comcast.net or call (651) 249-6456. For a visit concerning NP material please email Hudson at hudsonl@skypoint.com. To arrange a visit to the PNRA in Burien, please email garyta@comcast.net.

 

Genealogy
We have no GN or NP employee records, but have created resource pages to help you. For GN employees click here, for NP employees click here.