Color image of Great Northern diesel locomotive number 400, 1966. Photograph by Myron T. Gilbertson.

Great Northern diesel locomotive number 400

Great Northern diesel locomotive number 400, 1966. Photograph by Myron T. Gilbertson.

Color image of a Great Northern Railway "Snow Train" sign, ca. 1942

Great Northern Railway "Snow Train" sign

This sign was attached to a float in the St. Paul Winter Carnival parade, ca. 1942. The image of the mountain goat was used extensively in advertising and equipment livery by the Great Northern. Mountain goats are plentiful at Glacier National Park, which was a site of great importance in the marketing of Great Northern passenger service. However, its use as a symbol by the Great Northern is said to have originated from former railroad president William Kenney. He employed one in the delivery of newspapers as a boy.

Black and white postcard showing the Great Northern Railway Depot and a grain elevator behind the depot in Clontarf, c.1880s.

Great Northern Railway Depot in Clontarf

Postcard showing the Great Northern Railway Depot and a grain elevator behind the depot in Clontarf, c.1880s.

Black and white photograph of the front of the Great Northern Railway Depot, Minneapolis, 1914.

Great Northern Railway Depot, Minneapolis

The front of the Great Northern Railway Depot, Minneapolis, 1914.

Black and white photograph of Great Northern Railway diesel locomotives #2010, 2005, and 2012. Photograph by Charles R. Pearson Photography, ca. 1935–1945.

Great Northern Railway diesel locomotives #2010, 2005, and 2012

Great Northern Railway diesel locomotives #2010, 2005, and 2012, ca. 1935–1945. Photograph by Charles R. Pearson Photography.

Black and white photograph of a Great Northern Railway float, at the St. Paul Winter Carnival, 1942.

Great Northern Railway float

Great Northern Railway float, St. Paul Winter Carnival, 1942.

Black and white photograph of the Great Northern Railway’s Winnipeg Limited crossing the Stone Arch Bridge, Minneapolis, ca. 1955.

Great Northern Railway’s Winnipeg Limited crossing the Stone Arch Bridge

The Great Northern Railway’s Winnipeg Limited crossing the Stone Arch Bridge, Minneapolis, ca. 1955.

Black and white photograph of the Great Northern streamliner train in Glacier National Park, ca. 1955. Photograph by the Great Northern Railway.

Great Northern streamliner train in Glacier National Park

Great Northern streamliner train in Glacier National Park, ca. 1955. Photograph by the Great Northern Railway.

Green Giant display of canned goods in a grocery store

Green Giant display of canned goods in a grocery store

A grocery store display of Green Giant canned goods, 1969.

Green Giant doll

Green Giant doll

A promotional Green Giant doll, c. 1963–1967.

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