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us: Great Northern Railway Company (U.S.)


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  • Variants

    • us: GN
    • us: Great Northern (Firm : U.S.)
    • us: Great Northern Railway Co. (U.S.)
    • us: Great Northern Railway (U.S.)
    • us: Great Northern Ry. Co. (U.S.)
    • us: Northern Company (U.S.)
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    • Use For

    • Later Established Forms

      • us: Burlington Northern Inc.
    • Related Terms

      • us: Kootenai Valley Railroad Company
      • us: Spokane Falls & Northern Railroad
      • us: St. Paul, Minneapolis & Manitoba Railway Company
    • Earlier Established Forms

        Great Northern Railway (U.S.)Great Northern Railway (U.S.) St. Paul & Pacific Railroad CompanySt. Paul & Pacific Railroad Company
    • Sources

      • found: Its Dedication and opening ... 1929.
      • found: Its Annual report of the Great Northern Railway Company, 1890.
      • found: Prosser, R.S. Rails to the North Star, 1966: p. 135 (Great Northern Railway Company; inc. 1856 as the Minneapolis and St. Cloud Railway Company; reorg. 1864 as Minneapolis and St. Cloud Railroad Company; reorg. 1889 as the Great Northern Railway Company)
      • found: MnHi files (variants: Great Northern Railway; Northern Company; Great Northern; GN)
      • found: Railroads of NA, 1978 (the Spokane Falls and Northern Railway became part of the Great Northern)
      • found: NUCMC data from N.D. Inst. for Reg. Studies for St. Paul, Minneapolis & Manitoba Railway Co. Transfer register, 1882 (St. Paul, Minneapolis & Manitoba Railway Company organ. 1878; in 1907 purchased by Great Northern)
      • found: NUCMC data from University of Montana, K. Ross Toole Archives for Northern Pacific Railway Company records, 1870-1968 (Kootenai Valley Railroad Company; inc. 1898; main line ran from Bonners Ferry to Porthill, Idaho, on the Canadian border; sold to and merged into the Great Northern Railway Company in 1913)
      • found: Blackfeet Indians of Glacier National Park, 1947: cover verso (Great Northern Ry. Co.) accompanying booklet cover (Great Northern Railway Co.)
      • notfound: Elon Farnsworth and Edward P. Cowles, appellants, vs. the Minnesota and Pacific Railroad Company, the St. Paul & Pacific Railroad Company [...], 1875.
    • Editorial Notes

      • [Unused subdivision: Mesabi Division]
      • [In 1970 the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company, the Great Northern Railway Company, the Pacific Coast Railroad Company, and the Northern Pacific Railway Company merged under the name Burlington Northern, inc.; old catalog headings: Great Northern Railway, Great Northern Railway Company]
    • Change Notes

      • 1980-08-26: new
      • 2012-09-13: revised
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