The 1999 Great Northern Railway Historical
Society convention was held in Grand Forks. I was able to easily
work this into my annual visit back home to Fargo, and it was a
great show. On the opening day, the BNSF invited the
conventioneers to attend an employee open house at the Grand
Forks terminal, and we were given free run of the yard and
roundhouse for the most part. The BNSF was also nice enough to
feed us, and haul the GNRHS locomotive "Hustle Muscle"
(GN 400, the first EMD SD45) from Duluth to Grand Forks for a
Grand Forks Yard was
operational during the
Forty-four year old
ex-GN SW1200 BN 163
Grand Forks Bros Plow. This
This is the former GN
bridge across the Red River.
One of the highlights
of the Convention was a day trip
The car on the rear of the train is
the former BN B9,
|With the artificially short FRA lifetime limit, how
will we continue to see bits and pieces of
America's Resourceful Railroad grace the rails?
|The North Dakota State Mill at Grand Forks is|
obviously a big BNSF customer.