This DOUBLE WIRE lantern is marked THE ADAMS & WESTLAKE CO. "ADLAKE" RELIABLE NEW YORK CHICAGO PHILA. First Patented Date is SEPT. 21, 1897, last date JULY 2, 1912.The brass burner is marked E. And twist off fuel pot is in good working condition. The Corning clear glass globe is embossed G. 717501 Cnx, no cracks some very small flea chips around rims, with a light yellow tint. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the US railway. For other railways with the same name, see Great Northern Railway. GN system map, circa 1918; dotted lines represent nearby railroads. 8,368 miles (13,467 kilometres). S-2 "Northern" class locomotive #2584 and nearby sculpture, U. Canada Friendship in Havre, Montana. The Great Northern Railway reporting mark. Running from Saint Paul, Minnesota. It was the creation of 19th century railroad entrepreneur James J. And was developed from the Saint Paul & Pacific Railroad. The Great Northern's (GN) route was the northernmost transcontinental railroad. The Great Northern was the only privately funded? Were used during its construction, unlike all other transcontinental railroads. The Great Northern was built in stages, slowly to create profitable lines, before extending the road further into the undeveloped Western territories. In a series of the earliest public relations campaigns, contests were held to promote interest in the railroad and the ranchlands along its route. Adams used promotional incentives such as feed and seed donations to farmers getting started along the line. The earliest predecessor railroad to the GN was the St. A bankrupt railroad with a small amount of track in the state of Minnesota.
(a New York banker), Norman Kittson. (Hill's friend and a wealthy fur trader), Donald Smith.
An executive with Canada's Hudson's Bay Company. On March 13, 1878, the road's creditors formally signed an agreement transferring their bonds and control of the railroad to Hill's investment group. On September 18, 1889, Hill changed the name of the Minneapolis and St.
(a railroad which existed primarily on paper, but which held very extensive land grants throughout the Midwest and Pacific Northwest) to the Great Northern Railway. On February 1, 1890, he transferred ownership of the StPM&M, Montana Central Railway.
And other rail systems he owned to the Great Northern. The Great Northern had branches that ran north to the Canada? In Minnesota, North Dakota, and Montana. It also had branches that ran to Superior, Wisconsin.Connecting with the iron mining fields of Minnesota and copper mines of Montana. At its height, Great Northern operated over 8,000 miles. S best known engineer, 1889 to 1903, was John Frank Stevens. Stevens earned wide acclaim in 1889 when he explored Marias Pass, Montana, and determined its practicability for a railroad. Stevens was an efficient administrator with remarkable technical skills and imagination.
Through the Cascade Mountains, set railroad construction standards in the Mesabi Range of northern Minnesota, and supervised construction of the Oregon Trunk Line. He then became the chief engineer in charge of building the Panama Canal. The logo of the railroad, a Rocky Mountain goat.
Was based on a goat William Kenney. One of the railroads presidents, had used to haul newspapers as a boy. The mainline began at Saint Paul, Minnesota, heading west and topping the bluffs of the Mississippi River, crossing the river to Minneapolis on a massive multi-piered stone bridge. Stands in Minneapolis, near the Saint Anthony Falls. The only waterfall on the Mississippi.
The bridge ceased to be used as a railroad bridge in 1978 and is now used as a pedestrian river crossing with excellent views of the falls and of the lock system used to grant barges access up the river past the falls. The mainline headed northwest from the Twin Cities, across North Dakota and eastern Montana. The line then crossed the Rocky Mountains.And then followed the Flathead River. From here, the mainline crossed the Cascade Mountains. In 1893, with the driving of the last spike at Scenic, Washington, on January 6, 1893.
The Great Northern mainline crossed the continental divide. The lowest crossing of the Rockies south of the Canada? Here, the mainline forms the southern border of Glacier National Park. Which the GN promoted heavily as a tourist attraction.
GN constructed stations at East Glacier and West Glacier entries to the park, stone and timber lodges at the entries and other inns & lodges throughout the Park. Have been listed on the National Register of Historic Places due to unique construction, location and the beauty of the surrounding regions. In 1931 the GN also developed the "Inside Gateway, " a route to California that rivaled the Southern Pacific Railroad. S route between Oregon and California. The GN route was further in-land than the SP route and ran south from the Columbia River.The GN connected with the Western Pacific. The Western Pacific connected with the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe. And together the three railroads (GN, WP, and ATSF) competed with Southern Pacific for traffic between California and the Pacific Northwest. With a terminus at Superior, Wisconsin, the Great Northern was able to provide transportation from the Pacific to the Atlantic by taking advantage of the shorter distance to Duluth from the ocean, as compared to Chicago. A 1909 ad aimed at settlers from a St. The Great Northern energetically promoted settlement along its lines in North Dakota and Montana, especially by German and Scandinavians from Europe. The Great Northern bought its lands from the federal government? It received no land grants?
And resold them to farmers one by one. It operated agencies in Germany and Scandinavia that promoted its lands, and brought families over at low cost, building special colonist cars.
The rapidly increasing settlement in North Dakota's Red River Valley. Along the Minnesota border between 1871 and 1890 was a major example of large-scale "bonanza" farming. In 1970 the Great Northern, together with the Northern Pacific Railway.
The Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad. And the Spokane, Portland and Seattle Railway.Merged to form the Burlington Northern Railroad. The BN operated until 1996, when it merged with the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway. To form the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway. The Great Northern Railway is considered to have inspired (in broad outline, not in specific details) the Taggart Transcontinental railroad in Ayn Rand. The railroad is mentioned in the lyrics of the Grateful Dead.
"Great Northern, out of Cheyenne, from sea to shining sea". Which also served the Northern Pacific Railway. This historic depot was razed in 1978. GN operated various passenger trains but the Empire Builder. Was their premier passenger train.It was named in honor of James J. Hill, known as the Empire Builder. S Empire Builder operates over much of the same route formerly covered by GN's train of the same name.
1910 (renamed The Oregonian in 1910). 1915 (replaced by Glacier Park Limited in 1915).Paul-Seattle (replaced by Western Star in 1951). Paul (later renamed Red River). 42: Billings-Great Falls local GN's only RDC. 100: Fargo-Minot via Grand Forks. 236: Havre-Great Falls Western Star connection (later used GN's only RDC).
238: Havre-Great Falls Empire Builder connection. 402: Seattle-Portland (four months per year)? Joint Coast Pool train with NP and Union Pacific Railroad.Joint Coast Pool train with NP and UP. The item "GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY Lantern ADAMS & WESTLAKE DOUBLE WIRE RELIABLE 1897 G. Ry" is in sale since Wednesday, June 19, 2019.
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