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Great Northern streamliner train in Glacier National Park, ca. 1955. Photograph by the Great Northern Railway.
Load capacity figures are stenciled on each boxcar as it comes out of the paint shop at Great Northern Railway's shops in St. Cloud, ca. 1957. Photograph by Henrich-Blessing Studio.
Speaker’s stand and crowd at the 100th anniversary celebration of the Great Northern Railway at St. Paul’s Union Depot, 1962.
Interior of hump office at Great Northern Railway’s Gavin Yard in Minot, North Dakota, ca. 1958. Photograph by Hedrich-Blessing.
Celebration on Sixth Street West in St. Paul on the occasion of the completion of the Great Northern Railway, 1893. Photograph by T. W. Ingersoll.
Loading horse and possessions of homesteaders into Great Northern Railway boxcar, date unknown.
Aerial view showing Great Northern Railway yards in southeast Minneapolis, ca. 1921. Photograph by Paul W. Hamilton.
The Great Northern Railway trestle over Two Medicine in course of construction, ca. 1877.
The Great Northern Railway’s Winnipeg Limited crossing the Stone Arch Bridge, Minneapolis, ca. 1955.
Great Northern Railway diesel locomotives #2010, 2005, and 2012, ca. 1935–1945. Photograph by Charles R. Pearson Photography.
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