Great Northern and Northern Pacific Railroads from the collection of Robert K Du
Great Northern and Northern Pacific Railroads from the collection of Robert K Du
Great Northern and Northern Pacific Railroads from the collection of Robert K Du
Great Northern and Northern Pacific Railroads from the collection of Robert K Du
Great Northern and Northern Pacific Railroads from the collection of Robert K Du
Great Northern and Northern Pacific Railroads from the collection of Robert K Du
Great Northern and Northern Pacific Railroads from the collection of Robert K Du
Great Northern and Northern Pacific Railroads from the collection of Robert K Du
Great Northern and Northern Pacific Railroads from the collection of Robert K Du
Great Northern and Northern Pacific Railroads from the collection of Robert K Du
Great Northern and Northern Pacific Railroads from the collection of Robert K Du

Great Northern and Northern Pacific Railroads from the collection of Robert K Du

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Great Northern and Northern Pacific Railroads from the collection of Robert K Du
 
Great Northern and Northern Pacific Railroads from the collection of Robert K Durham                 
Steam-Locomotives and Trains-1932-1959
Soft Cover
74 pages
Copyright 1999
CONTENTS
THE GREAT NORTHERN RAILROAD
DESCRIPTIONPAGE
Switch Engines11 - 14
Light Passenger Engines15 - 19
Heavy Passenger Engines20 - 25
Light Freight Engines26 - 28
Heavy Freight Engines29 - 37
Electrics38 - 40
THE NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILROAD
Switch Engines45 - 48
Passenger Engines49 - 60
Freight Engines61 - 66
Mallets67 - 74

INTRODUCTIONS
THE GREAT NORTHERN RAILROAD                                                                                                        The Great Northern was one of J. J. Hill's Railroads. He later acquired Northern Pacific, and the Burlington. The railroad started in 1857 as the Minnesota and Pacific Railroad Company. A few years later, it went bankrupt and its 60 miles of track was purchased by the St. Paul and Pacific. This road also went into receiverfrom 1873 to 1878. Hill saw an opportunity here and persuaded three partto purchase the road from rival Northern Pacific. George Stephen, president of Bank of Montreal; Donald Smith, chief commissioner of Hudson Bay Company, also built Canadian Pacific Railroad a few years later. Norman Kittson was Hill's partner in the Red River Transportation Company. The purchase price was a remarkable $280,000, one fifth of its actual value.

THE NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILROAD
The Northern Pacific Railroad was another road that was acquired by James J. Hill, in his desire to control the routes to the Pacific. It was the first transcontinental railroad. President Lincoln signed legisthat established the Northern Pacific Railroad Company, with an Eastern Terminus at Lake Superior, and a Western Terminus at Puget Sound, Washington State. The railroad followed the trail of the Lewis and Clark expedition, which had opened up the Northwest to the Pacific Ocean. The road was started in Duluth, Minnesota in 1870. The Golden Spike was driven at Gold Creek, Montana, on October 5, 1911.

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