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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. These items are old, often delicate, and irreplaceable, so this website is dedicated to making as much material as possible available in digital form to members, researchers and the general public. For questions or comments contact (for GN) or (for NP).

 King Street Station - Seattle, WA - Douglas Leach photo

King St Station
Barriger Railroad Library photos 
by Bill C. Sornsin
 4/3/2019 8:49 AM
Wade Stevenson photos now available! 
by System Account
 1/8/2016 3:13 PM
What's New - December 24, 2015 
by System Account
 12/24/2015 3:54 PM
What's New - November 6, 2015 
by System Account
 11/6/2015 7:53 AM
What's New - January 23, 2015 
by System Account
 6/11/2015 6:40 PM
(More Announcements...)

 Site & Archives Credits

  • Archival, Scanning, Cataloging, Remodeling - Stu Holmquist, Larry Schrenk, John Thomas, Hudson Leighton, Mike Borkan, Duane Amdahl, Jim Chinquist, Gary Wildung, Doug Complin, Bruce Barsness, Jim Dick, Ray Wozniak, Bob Kelly, Ed Ursem, John Oliver, Bill Sornsin, Jeff Otto, Jim Mattson, Peter Thompson and more...
  • Technology & Web Development - Jeff Otto, Gary Tarbox, Brian McCoy, Dean O'Neill, Bill Sornsin.
  • The Donors - too numerous to list, but without their generosity the archives would not exist.

Special Thanks - BNSF Railway and Minnesota Transportation Museum