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Great Northern Railway Photographs

The Great Northern was the second transcontinental railroad to build across Montana,
being completed in 1893, it operated until March 1970,
after being absorbed by the Burlington Northern Railroad

Below is a sampling from various locations and time periods of the
Great Northern Railway from the Dale Jones collection

PHOTO DISCLAIMER: The photos on this page are from my collection. I have been researching and collecting railroad photographs and memorabilia for over forty years, I have gathered materials from many different sources - original owners, photographers, online groups and connections, "swap meets" or from those who wish to remain anonymous. Unfortunately, many images have been passed around from collector to collector and the original photographer's identity may have become lost.
If I have used your photo without giving you credit it is unintentional.  
That being said - if you find a photograph that you took and I have not given you credit.
 Please let me know...I will give credit where credit is due

Cordell Newby Collection -  Minnesota - Montana - Seattle - Washington - Wenatchee
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               Bainville, Montana - Wreck on Great Northern - 1909                                        EMD SDP-45 #327 on "Empire Builder" at Belton, Montana 8/20/1969


                       Big Sandy, Montana - Great Northern Depot                                                  Collins, Montana - Wooden Trestle Over Teton River 1900's

                        Cut Bank, Montana - Cut Bank Creek Trestle 1916                                                   Frazer, Montana on the "Hi-LIne" 1976

               Great Northern's only RDC #2350 at Great Falls, Montana                                      Empire Builder waits at Havre, Montana with SDP-45 #326

                        Havre, Montana Roundhouse - Circa 1900's                                                 Original Great Northern Depot at Hinsdale, Montana - 1900's

                GE U33C #2539 heading West near Jennings, Montana                          EMD GP9 & Three "F's" slow a Westbound into Libby, Montana   6/19/1965

    At MP 1335 F7 #454A assists Westbound into Libby, Montana  6/19/1065              Caboose X-74 Trails behind Westbound Crossing Libby Creek   6/19/1965 

     Eastbound "Empire Builder" on "Old" line at Rising Wolf, Montana                                           Saco, Montana Great Northern Depot - Circa 1900's

        Bridge Over Musselshell River & Milwaukee Road at Slayton, Montana                                   "Empire Builder" Eastbound at Spotted Robe, Montana

      "Empire Builder" Eastbound at Two Medicine, Montana

   Troup Train [perhaps - no baggage car] at Whitefish, Montana August 1943                                Whitefish, Montana Engine Shops - 1900's Era

                          Wolf Point, Montana "Fast Mail" Wreck -1934                                                  Great Falls-Helena-Butte Great Northern "Stage" Company

Click on the state name below to view Cordell Newby photographs from that area
Cordell Newby Collection -  Minnesota - Montana - Seattle - Washington - Wenatchee

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