Great Northern Railway Historical Society

Frequently Asked Questions

Please look through our Frequently Asked Questions below to see if you can find the answer to your question.

If you cannot find your answer here please contact us using our contact form. We're here to help.

Research Questions

+How can I contact the GNRHS archives?

Please contact our archives team using our contact form, or send a letter to our archives mailing address; GNRHS, 193 East Pennsylvania Ave, St. Paul, MN 55101.

+Where are your archives located?

Our archives are located at two locations, one in Lines East at the Jackson Street Roundhouse in St. Paul, the other in Lines West at the Pacific Northwest Railroad Archives in Burien, WA.

+How can I visit the archives?

Please contact our archives team using our contact form, or send a letter to our archives mailing address; GNRHS, 193 East Pennsylvania Ave, St. Paul, MN 55101 and let us know what you're looking for.

Genealogy Questions

+I have a relative who worked for the Great Northern. Do you have information on him/her?

We regret that we cannot answer your questions on relatives who worked for the Great Northern Railway. All GN personnel records were disposed of/destroyed at the time of the Burlington Northern merger in 1970. We have compiled some helpful information on our genealogy page that may help you with your search.

Membership Questions

+How can I join the GNRHS?

Please go to our Memberships page to sign-up!

+I have changed my address. Who do I contact to give you the new one?

Please use the Address Change From and mail, or email, it to our Membership Secretary.

+I haven't received the latest Goat yet.

Please check the GNRHS News section for the mailing date of the latest Goat and allow 3 weeks for delivery. The Goat is mailed via Standard (Third Class) Mail. If after 3 weeks you still havent received the Goat please contact our Membership Secretary to order a replacement issue.

+The Goat arrived damaged or parts are missing.

Please contact our Membership Secretary to order a replacement issue.

Company Store Questions

+I cannot sign-in. What can I do?

In 2020 the GNRHS Store moved to new software. Your old store account will no longer work. You need to create a new account at the store.

+How do I change my email address in my account?

There is not currently a way to do this. You may create a new account with the store, or contact the Store Manager to change it for you.

+Do I need PayPal or can I pay by credit card?

You can pay with your debit or credit card or with a PayPal account.

 

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