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Railroad Records Research: Timetables & Route Maps

Railroad Records Research: Timetables & Route Maps

Additional route maps can be found by browsing the library catalog using the subject headings Railroads -- Minnesota -- Maps or Railroads -- North American -- Maps

Great Northern and Northern Pacific Railway Companies annual reports and maps, 1870-1968. 
Microfilm edition of maps published in the annual reports of the Great Northern and Northern Pacific Railway companies. 
MNHS Call Number: Digital Finding Aid

Great Northern Railway Company (U.S.). Advertising and Publicity Department Records, 1884-1973.
Includes regular, division, and employee timetables and a series of printed timetable broadsides intended for display in passenger stations.
MNHS Call Number: Digital Finding Aid
 
Great Northern Railway Company (U.S.). Engineering Department Records, 1882-1970.
Includes both system and trackage maps.
MNHS Call Number: Digital Finding Aid
 
Great Northern Railway Company (U.S.). Secretary Records, 1873-1970, 1987, 1989.
Printed system maps, 1891-1929.
MNHS Call Number: Digital Finding Aid
 
Great Northern Railway Company (U.S.). Valuation Division Records.
The maps in this collection depict the line, right-of-way, and structures as they existed during the 1920s.
MNHS Call Number: Digital Finding Aid
 
Northern Pacific Railway Company. Advertising and Publicity Department Records, 1875-1970.
Passenger and employee timetables, 1884-1969.
MNHS Call Number: Digital Finding Aid
 
Northern Pacific Railway Company. Engineering Department Records.
Track profile maps (1890-1927).
MNHS Call Number: Digital Finding Aid
 
Northern Pacific Railway Company. Maps and atlases, 1853-1984.
MNHS Call Number: Digital Finding Aid
 
Railroad timetables and calendars, 1948-1983.
Passenger timetables and other railroad ephemera assembled by Edward F. Finegan. 
MNHS Call Number: Digital Finding Aid
 
Railroad timetables and guides for railroad travelers, 1862-
Timetables and travelers’ guides from various railroads that originated in or passed through Minnesota.
MNHS Call Number: Pamphlet Collection HE2728
 
Soo Line Railroad Company records, 1855-1994.
Timetables for the Soo Line and several branch or subsidiary lines. 
MNHS Call Number: Digital Finding Aid
 
United States. Railway Mail Service. 10th Division. Schedule of mail trains, 1892-1903, 1912-1961.
Periodic pocket schedules issued by the 10th Division headquarters showing arrival times at all post offices of all trains serving the railway mail service in the division. The division included the upper peninsula of Michigan, and the states of Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and (for earlier years) Montana.
MNHS Call Number: Digital Finding Aid

Railroad Records Research: Travel & Tourism

Search Collections Online for digitized photographs, posters, and other artifacts related to railroad travel and tourism. 
 
Glacier National Park 
55 sepia views of the park photographed for the Great Northern Railway Company to promote tourism. Many of the views feature Native American Indians. A portion of these images can be attributed to photographer Roland Reed.
MNHS Call Number: Digital Finding Aid
 
Glacier Park Company Corporate records, 1908-1971.
Histories and related records (undated, 1911-1963), minute books (1914-1969), corporate records (1908-1971), a register of vouchers, journal entries and bills (1913-1914), and trial balances (1948-1953) documenting a Great Northern Railway subsidiary that constructed and operated resort facilities in Montana’s Glacier National Park and Alberta’s Waterton Lakes region
MNHS Call Number: See Finding Aid
 
Great Northern Railway Company (U.S.). Advertising and Publicity Department Records, 1884-1973.
Correspondence, photographs, and subject files from the department responsible for promoting travel to destinations along Great Northern Railway lines.
MNHS Call Number: Digital Finding Aid 
 
Northern Pacific Railway Company. Advertising and Publicity Department Records, 1875-1970.
Correspondence, subject files, photograph files, timetables and miscellaneous advertising samples documenting the Northern Pacific administrative unit responsible for managing corporate advertising and public relations work.
​MNHS Call Number: Digital Finding Aid

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