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New 40' General Service (drop bottom) gondola cars by InterMountain

These cars by InterMountain fill a hole in our offerings and your roster! The prototype cars were bought by GN to haul commercial coal from Superior WI to destinations well into Montana. The coal from Superior was 'Pittsburg seam' coal used for both domestic heating and industrial purposes.  While the Superior coal dock is too large for most of us to model, consignee facilities are not. We offer the Andrew Kolb coal shed from Melrose MN and the Lunde Coal Elevator from Langdon ND, both of which were designed to receive coal from box cars, but later would have received...

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New SW-1200 model - a GNRHS exclusive

GNRHS is pleased to announce a special offer to GNRHS members on Rapido Trains’ new SW-1200 switch engine painted and lettered as Great Northern #30. Click here to order! 20% of your purchase price will go towards GNRHS and its historical preservation mission. You can help GNRHS *and* get a great looking model! Electro-Motive Division of General Motors built a total of 737 SW 1200 units for American railroads between January of 1954 and May of 1966. This model represents one of five SW 1200 units that Great Northern purchased new and delivered in April of 1957 as numbers 29-33. All...

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NEW - Rocky's Rail

NEW - Rocky's Rail

John Langlot's new book Rocky's Rail is now in the store. The authors have discontinued their direct sales effort and made us an attractive offer. As a result, we are able to sell this great book in the store at a reduced price! John describes both jobs and operations of the GN between Troy, Montana, and Keremeos, British Columbia in the 1960's, the first decade of his career. If you ever wanted to know what it was like to work for the Great Northern, BN, and BNSF as a brakeman, this is the book for you!

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NEW CLOSE OUT ITEMS

We have put all three of our HO caboose decal sets, and our animated billboard on close out AT REDUCED PRICES. If you have any interest in these items get them now, before they are gone!

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Grain doors

Grain doors were used for decades when loading box cars with grain. They went across the side doors to enable loading, to minimize leakage past the bottom of the doors, and to enable doors to be opened at destination. Active country elevators always had a few stacks of grain doors on hand, so if you model one or more country elevators you need a few stacks of grain doors. Go to the item and its associated description for more details about grain doors and how to use them. 

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