Fairbanks Feature: A New Train of Thought – The James J. Hill Story, Yesterday and Today
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Showcasing a variety of materials located in the Frank B. Fairbanks Rail Transportation Archive
No. 1 Presentation:
The James J. Hill Story, Yesterday and Today
This is but a small sampling of the materials available at the Frank B. Fairbanks Rail Transportation Archive on The Great Northern Railroad:
- The definitive biography of James J. Hill (1838-1916), by Albro Martin. Hill blazed the trail west and built the Great Northern rail line.
- Post card of the James J. Hill House
- Magazine articles, assorted publications, dates old and recent
- Menus from the Empire Builder – 1999, 2000
- Glacier’s Grandest, by Bridget Moylan
- All Aboard for Glacier, by C . W. Guthrie
- Many large map selections of the Great Northern Railway and area, such as this one of 1952 and 1957
- Train orders from the 1940’s and 1950’s
- New Cascade Tunnel opening brochure
- Great Northern Railway Steam Locomotives
The Frank B. Fairbanks Rail Transportation Archive is open by appointment on Mondays, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Use of the archive is free to PHLF members (one of the benefits!); non-members are assessed a $10 use fee.
The Archive is located on the fourth floor of The Landmarks Building at Station Square, in the offices of the Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation.
To schedule an appointment, email the Librarian James Halttunen: James@phlf.org