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of the charter for the Northern Pacific by Abraham Lincoln in 1864 and the
completion of its mainline in 1883 were major factors in the opening of
the northern tier of United States. The NP was involved in some key
events affecting the development of the nation, such as: the demise of
Custerís troops, the financial collapses of 1873 and 1893, and the
anti-trust legislation of the early1900s. The NP was an early
innovator in the areas of on-board dining services, the 4-8-4 and 2-8-8-4
steam locomotive designs, the center-truss flat car and much more.
Northern Pacific Railway Historical
Association (NPRHA) is
dedicated to preserving
Americaís first northern
done by the nearly 2,000 members of the NPRHA who support research into
the operations, equipment, and facilities of the NP and by modeling and
publishing the various research findings.
independent, non-profit, educational organization formed in 1981 which:
Publishes The Mainstreeter,
a quarterly historical magazine; produced using high quality photo
reproductions illustrating articles written by knowledgeable NPRHA
members. Each issue contains one to three articles along with
regular columns on modeling, stories of veterans, and news of the NPRHA.
are available from the
NPRHA Company Store.
www.NPRHA.org, which provides searchable, online access to NP
information, as-well-as the place to purchase online NPRHA Memberships,
NP-related publications and merchandise, and to register for the annual
a photo calendar annually showing the
dates of the significant events occurring over the Northern Pacific's
Holds an annual convention at a location on the NP
mainline which includes many historical presentations, slide shows of
the Northern Pacific, a swap
meet, modeling contest, and much
NPRHA Company Store including: books, clothing, NP slide sets,
videos and more, either online at
www.NPRHA.org or by mail, using the information found in the latest
issue of The Mainstreeter.
Encourages model suppliers to produce accurate models of equipment,
structures, and specialty items commemorating the Northern Pacific.
sharing an interest in the Northern Pacific Railway, whether as railfans,
veterans, modelers, collectors or historians, are invited to become an
next four Mainstreeter issues and a calendar.
is the latest Mainstreeter magazine published by the NPRHA. Mailed quarterly to members, all issues available at the
NPRHA Company Store.