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Preserved Great Northern Business Cars

 

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A-1(3)

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Photo taken July 20, 2002

Modified heavyweight business car

1930 by Pullman as 14 section sleeping car 'Alexander Griggs'. Rebuilt to 6-6 Sleeping Car 1939.

1010 12/1948

A-1(3)

1957  

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To BN A-1 11/1971. Named 'Red River'. Re# A-3 'Red River' 10/7/1982. To BNSF 3 'Red River' 1995.

BNSF

 

In active service

A-2(3)

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Photo taken July 20, 2002

Streamlined business car

6/1958 by Pullman for  MStP&SSM (Soo Line) as business car 'Minneapolis'

A-2(3) 1966

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To BN A-2 'Columbia River' 1972. To BNSF 2 'Columbia River' 1995.

BNSF

 

In active service

A-3(2)

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Photo taken July 24, 2002

Heavyweight business car

7/18/1906 by Barney & Smith as coach

265

3255 1907 2nd class coach

587 10/1926 combi-

nation coach

A-3(2) - -

Donated to the Historic Landmark Society of Montana 11/1/1965

Historic Landmark Society of Montana

At the depot.

Alder Gulch Railroad Nevada City, MT

 

 

A-3(3)

Not available

Modified heavyweight business car

1930 by Pullman as 14 section sleeping car 'Archibald Guthrie'. Rebuilt to 6-6 Sleeping Car 1939.

1011 12/1948

A-30(5)

1957

A-3(3)

1969

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To BN A-3 1970. To ARR

'Glacier Pass' 12/10/1971. Renamed 'Denali' 1979. Retired 2001.

 

Colorado Railcar, Fort Lupton, CO

 

A-4(1)

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Photo taken July 24, 2002

Wood business car

3/1898 by Great Northern

A-4(1) 3/1898

MOW O3336

as outfit car for the Stores Dept. 6/20/1936

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Donated to the Historic Landmark Society of Montana 5/14/1968

Historic Landmark Society of Montana

At the depot.

Alder Gulch Railroad Nevada City, MT

 

 

 

A-4(3)

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Photo taken July 12, 2005

Streamlined business car

1947 by Pullman

A-28(3) 1947

A-4(3)

1969

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To BN A-4 'Kootenai River' 3/1970. Re# BN A-7 'Kootenai River' 11/1971. Rebuilt as dining car BN A-7 'Canadian River' 12/15/1981. Re# BN A-8 'Canadian River' 4/6/1982. To BNSF 8 'Canadian River' 1995. Retired 19??

BNSF

Fort Worth, TX

On display and in use as meeting room at the James J. Hill Center.

A-11(2)

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Photo taken August 3, 2003

Steel sheathed wood business car

3/13/1911 by Barney & Smith as a compartment observation car

9021

A-1(2) 11/15/

1922 

A-11(2)

4/29/1957 

A-6(4)

1969

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To BN 1970. Converted to BN 'Compass' training car B-7 6/1971. Retired 1981 and purchased by Minnesota Transportation Museum.

Minnesota Trans-

portation Museum

 

O&StCV Railway

Osceola, WI

In use on excursion train.
A-18(3)

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Photos taken July 5, 2004

Steel sheathed wood business car 7/31/1900 by American Car & Foundry for James J. Hill. A-18(1) 7/31/

1900

A-30(2) 3/27/1924  A-18(3) 5/29/1925 - - - To Yreka Western 13 1959 Yreka Western RR Yreka, CA  

A-22

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Photo taken October 24, 2004

Steel sheathed wood business car

7/29/1905 by GN at St. Paul for Louis W. Hill. 

A-22 7/29/

1905

MOW O3132 11/1950

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To BN 1970. To MCRM 1972.

Mid-

Continent Railway & Museum

North Freedom, WI

Donated 1982 by BN. To be restored.

A-26(2)

Photo taken July 6, 2004

Steel sheathed wood business car

3/1911 by Barney & Smith as a compartment observation car 9017 3/1911 917 1/31/1925 A-30(3) 6/5/1925 A-28 (2) 3/8/1927 A-26(2) 5/2/1947 MOW O3445 6/1967 To BN 1970. Sold to Southwest Railroad Car Parts 11/2/1984. To Bruce Moore 19?? Bruce Moore North Portland, OR

Burned 4/2006.

Fate to be determined.

Copyright 2006 Ben Ringnalda