MRRHQ Custom Great Northern 13 Car Express Reefer Freight Set HO Scale
MRRHQ Custom Great Northern 13 Car Express Reefer Freight Set
The Great Northern Railway ran from Saint Paul, Minnesota, to Seattle, Washington, more than 1,700 miles. It was the creation of the 19th century railroad tycoon James J. Hill and was developed from the St. Paul and Pacific Railroad. The Great Northern's route was the northernmost transcontinental railroad route in the United States and was north of the Northern Pacific Railway route. It was completed on January 6, 1893, at Scenic, Washington.
The GN was the only privately funded, and successfully built, transcontinental railroad in United States history. No federal land grants were used during its construction, unlike every other transcontinental railroad built. In 1970 the Great Northern Railway merged with three other railroads to form the Burlington Northern Railroad, which merged in 1996 with the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway to form the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway.
The GN received its first "Mikado" type locomotives in 1911 and, over it’s storied history, would roster nearly 300 “Mikes” with some serving into the early 1960’s. The 25 GN Class 0-8 Mikados were the heaviest ever built.
There is one surviving Great Northern 2-8-2 "Mikado" type locomotive. It is a Class O-1, number 3059, which is on display at a city park in Williston, ND.
IHCM 9805 Great Northern Class 0-8 2-8-2 Mikado Locomotive #3380
NEW C-9 Mint Condition with Excellent Original Box.