Great Northern Railway

  • American

James Hill bought a bankrupt railroad, cobbled it together several others and developed them into a transcontinental railwayd reaching from Chicago to the Pacific Ocean; and he did it without government financing. - AsNotedIn

Notable Position Person From To
Founder James J Hill
Legal Counsel Samuel Hill
Locating engineer John F Stevens
President Louis W Hill
Themes with Great Northern Railway


Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Significant name St Paul Union Depot St Paul
Significant name Minneapolis Trust Company Commercial Building Sandstone
Booster Astoria Column Astoria
Architect Great Northern Depot Pipestone
Architect Great Northern Railway Depot Mayville
Architect Great Northern Freight Warehouse and Depot Grand Forks
Architect Great Northern Passenger Depot Alexandria
Architect Kevin Depot Kevin
Architect Stevens Pass Historic District Stevens Pass
Architect Great Northern Depot Skykomish
Architect Great Northern Passenger Depot Rugby
Architect Great Northern Railway Steam Locomotive No 1355 and Tender 1451 Sioux City
1893/00/00 Owner Rock Island Railroad Bridge Malaga
1893/00/00 Owner Rock Island Railroad Bridge Rock Island
1900/12/20 First Cascade Tunnel completed Owner First Cascade Railroad Tunnel Stevens Pass
1902/00/00 Original portion built Developer Great Northern Freight Warehouse Fargo
1906/00/00 Developer Great Northern Railway Passenger and Freight Depot Aberdeen
1906/00/00 Wayzata Depot opens, designed by A H Hogeland (Great Northern Railway Chief engineer) and Samuel L Bartlett. Owner Great Northern Railroad Depot Wayzata
1907/00/00 Developer Belton Chalets Glacier National Park
1909/00/00 Architect Penstock Bridge Leavenworth
1909/00/00 Great Northern Passenger Depot built Developer Great Falls Railroad Historic District Great Falls
1910/03/01 Great Northern depot and trains destroyed by avalanche, 96 lives lost Owner Wellington Town Site Stevens Pass Wellington Avalanche
1912/00/00 Developer Two Medicine General Store Glacier National Park
1913/00/00 Developer Great Northern Railway Buildings
1913/00/00 Developer Sperry Chalets Glacier National Park
1913/00/00 Developer Granite Park Chalet Glacier National Park
1914/00/00 Developer Many Glacier Hotel Glacier National Park
1923/00/00 The Great Northern Railroad buys a Pullman observation-compartment car and transports it to Alaska. It is renamed Denali, the Indian word for the highest mountain in Alaska, Mount McKinley. Owner Harding Railroad Car Fairbanks
1937/00/00 Owner Great Northern Railway Underpass Stanley, ND
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