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Remembering Great Northern freight trains

The Great Northern Railway is Classic Trains' Railroad of the Month for September 2020
The nerve center of the Minot N.Dak., yard is this yard office, its impressive control tower commanding a view of the entire 471-acre facility. The freight cars pictured have just entered one of the five electronically controlled retarders. The floodlight is one of that that provide 62.75 million candlepower for safe nighttime operation. Great Northern photo
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The nerve center of the Minot N.Dak., yard is this yard office, its impressive control tower commanding a view of the entire 471-acre facility. The freight cars pictured have just entered one of the five electronically controlled retarders. The floodlight is one of that that provide 62.75 million candlepower for safe nighttime operation.
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All this month — September 2020 — Classic Trains editors are celebrating the heritage, history, and images of the Great Northern Railway.

Please enjoy this photo gallery of images from the David P. Morgan Library archives at Kalmbach Media that include GN diesel- and steam-powered freight trains through time.

You might also enjoy this Great Northern history article from Classic Trains or a passenger train gallery!

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Three stories written and photographed by Jim Shaughnessy.

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