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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).

 St Paul Union Station - 1967 - Empire Builder and North Coast Limited - Matt Herson photo

St Paul Union Station 1967
More Photos and Indexes Online 
by Bill C. Sornsin
 11/17/2020 9:38 AM
Barriger Railroad Library photos 
by Bill C. Sornsin
 11/17/2020 9:37 AM
Wade Stevenson photos now indexed! 
by System Account
 10/12/2020 9:03 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
(More Announcements...)

 Site & Archives Credits

  • Archival, Scanning, Cataloging, Remodeling - Stu Holmquist, Larry Schrenk, John Thomas, 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