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Miscellaneous GN-related items - seniority rosters, smaller collections or items that don't fit neatly into existing categories. If you're interested in ALL-TIME lists showing dates built/purchased and retired for every piece of GN and predecessor equipment, from the St.Paul & Pacific forward, two CDs are available, covering both MoW and passenger equipment. Contact Ken Middleton at for ordering information. SEE ALSO GN_CascadeDivision for more seniority rosters.

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Miscellaneous GN correspondence and statistics on the topic of ties, circa 1903-1907. MHS collection courtesy Stu Holmquist. Very large file.
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GN correspondence on renewals of bridge timbers, pilings and ties circa 1896, 1897 and 1907. MHS collection courtesy Stu Holmquist.
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GN correspondence with James J. Hill on renewals of ties circa 1905. MHS collection courtesy Stu Holmquist.
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GN Tie Renewal statistics 1891 to 1897. MHS collection courtesy Stu Holmquist.
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Drawing showing standard (non-triangular) tie spacing on the GN-predecessor St Paul, Minneapolis & Manitoba circa 1888
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Bill of Materials for various-sized track switches using GN's experimental triangular ties.
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Drawing showing standard spacing for GN's experimental triangular ties produced at Somers, MT.  See Joel Goldberg's article in the December 2012 "GN GOAT" #153 - available at
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