Chief 4 Eyes says
"Look over the links"
Great Northern publicity image from the 20s which might be viewed by some today as politically incorrect.
Some Great Northern and Model Railroad Related Links:
O Scale Pages:
GN Web Pages:
Great Northern Historical Society Official site of the Historical Society
GN/NP Archive -A great resource especially for pictures
Great Northern Railway - Lindsay Korst's site full of info on the GN
Great Northern in B.C. - An historic look at the GN in the Fraser Valley by Neil Roughley
- Jim Lancaster's memories of his hometown in the fifties. There are lots of other great pictures on his site.
Great Northern Empire - Ben Ringnalds's site, general info on the GN
Model Railroad Suppliers:
Chooch Enterprises Manufactures outstanding GN and other kits in O scale
The Irish Track Layer Great source of brass castings and track parts
Protocraft The finest, most accurate decals anywhere and at a reasonable price and the only source for high amp Tsunami decoders
Rails Unlimited Great on line source for O scale kits and parts
The Inside Gateway The best hobby shop in the Northwest. If you click on the Northwest links button, there are pictures of some fine layouts!
Norm's O Scale The fine online shop hobby shop specializing in O scale
Papa Ben's Train Place My local hobby shop. Not much O scale but they are friendly.
Houston Area Model Railroad:
Houston Layout Open Houses Every Fall the San Jacinto Model railroad group of Houston sponsors an area layout tour spread over eight weekends. Again this year my layout will be open once. In all about 60 layouts are open to the public over the eight weeks. Everything from N gage to 1 1/2 live steam are represented. There are about 80-90 layouts which have at one time been open but many owners opt to skip a year now and then.
Don Bozman's - Great Great Northern in HO
- DRG&W in O/On3 scale
Dennis Grigassy - Models On30 and has a nice free lanced pike.
Mike Luczak - Not in Houston but still a GN layout worth visiting on line.
Model Railroad Hobbyist - A free online publication well worth reading!
O Scale Trains - Dedicated to O Scale
Railroad Model Craftsman - Geared to the experience modeler
Model Railroader - The magazine index is back at this site
Narrow Gauge & Shortline Gazette - An old stand by for quality
Must Visit Places:
The Izaak Walton Inn This historic Inn outside Glacier National Park, was built by the Great Northern in 1939 as a railrood hotel for the helper crews working Walton Hill.
Katy House Not GN but the Blaylocks will make you feel 'GN welcome'.
And of Course, my family:
aka The Dogknappers