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NP Research Library
All Site Databases & Lists
NP AFE Scans5
Accident & Wreck Photos
Sequences of accident & wreck photos assemblied from Jim Fredrickson's collection.
BNSF Photo Collection
NP photo images from the BNSF photo archives. Many of these photos were used in NP advertising over the years and were taken by photographers F. Jay Haynes, Ronald V. Nixon and others.
A portfolio of Northern Pacific caboose photos submitted by NPRHA members.
Cal State RR Museum Photo Collections
California State Railroad Museum Library has Gerald Best, Phillip Hastings and Robert Hanft NP negatives.
California State RR Museum Library
Depot Photos of the NP
Northern Pacific depot photos taken throughout the operating life of the railroad and a searchable database.
Don Roberts NP Photos
Oregon Historical Society has about 6,000 Don Roberts negatives. Many NP which can be located from the OHS web site.
Oregon Historical Society
NP photo collection. All photos are copyright by George Elwood, from my collection with credit to the photographer or by the submitter. The photos may be used by individuals for their personal non-commercial use (screen savers, modeling effort, photo albums) without restriction. Reposting or other use REQUIRES permission from the owner of the image or data.
Gene Hawk NP Photos
This collection at JSRH contains builder's photos of NP Passenger and freight cars and of MOW equipment. To view all the data connected to a photo and a full screen image, click the link in the "Image No." column.
Jackson Street Roundhouse Photos
Photos taken at the NPRHA Archive in St. Paul, Minnesota, located in the Jackson Street Roundhouse facility.
Jim Fredrickson Photo Collection Categories
Category numbers are used to describe how the negatives are filed in the file drawers of Jim Fredrickson's photo collection. Image numbers are 5-digets preceeded by JMF and the category number.
Jim Fredrickson Railroad Photos
Jim Fredrickson has authored three books of Northern Pacific images and is an active member of the NPRHA. Photos from Jim's collection of are available by sending an email to:
James M Fredrickson
Joe Caron NP Slide Collection
Joe Caron was a telegraph operator on the Tacoma Division in the 1950s and 1960s. As a railfan, he photographed NP operations in Washington and traded slides with others to make up this collection which is now owned by the NP Railway Museum in Toppenish WA.
Dan Tomsky & Gary Tarbox
Locomotives of the late 1930s
This site shows Dusty Miller negatives from late 1930s.
A. C. Kalmbach Memorial Foundation Library
Mystery Photos of the NP
In each issue of the Mainstreeter, Bill Kuebler introduces an NP photo without caption or identifying data which is repeated here with a very high resolution photo showing more information than possible in a printed photo. It will be up to you to figure out the basic what, where, when, and sometimes who of the photo. Readers will then have until the next Mainstreeter issue is published to solve the mystery by answering all the questions
Northern Pacific Equipment Photos
Photos from George Elwood's collection of locomotives, cars and a listing of NP models. Images may be used with permission.
Northern Pacific Images
Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture has photos from the Wallace Gamble and Maynard Rikerd collections, and more.
Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, Spokane WA
Northern Pacific Images of King County
Images may be purchased from the White River Valley Museum's web site.
White River Valley Museum
Photo Subject List
A list of the sujects used in the photo databases which catalog many of the photo collections on this web site.
Ron V. Nixon Photo Index
Ron Nixon's Index of his photo collection owned by the Museum of the Rockies, Bozeman MT. Email
Ron V. Nixon Railroad Photo Collection
Ron Nixon was a master photography of the Northern Pacific Railway and the other railroads of the northern tier states of the United States. He worked for the NP and GN over the years and acted as the "company photographer" in the late 1940 to the mid-1960s.
Museum of the Rockies
Seattle's Terry Avenue Line Photos
Some years ago Alan Winston created a website titled Seattle Spur and Spot which a page on the NP street trackage along Terry Avenue in the area south of Lake Union and was last updated in 1998. With Alan Winston's permission, Jim reconstructed the web page and moved it to a new site. On a 2001 Seattle visit, Jim took a number of photos along the Terry Avenue street trackage and they appear, including a comparison with Alan's photos.
Stampede Sub Blog
Brian tracks current action on the former NP lines. There may be a lot of orange power, but he relates the action to the way the Northern Pacific operated on the lines which are always informative.
Thompson NP Photo Collection
Hundreds of vintage images by Steve’s father, Frank Thompson an NP Tacoma Division conductor and Tom Miller, an NP engineer, both top notch photographers. In addition, there are Steve’s own images, starting in the mid 1960's and images from Jack Anderson of Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad fame. Jack unknown to most folks, was a serious student of photography. When Jack took on the restoration of steam locomotives full time, he gave Steve all his images.
Twin Ports Rail History
Twin Ports Rail History sells historic photographs, slides, maps, and blueprints covering the railroads of Duluth Minnesota and Superior Wisconsin. This includes Northern Pacific, Great Northern, Burlington Northern, Missabe, Lake Superior Terminal and Transfer Railway, DW&P, Soo Line, and Omaha.
Warren McGee's Black & White Photo Index
Warren McGee’s photo collection is owned by the Montana Historical Society, Helena, MT. Email questions or orders to
The George Werkema NP Photo Collection focuses all aspects of the Northern Pacific, mostly taken during the 1960's and post-merger. You can MOUSE OVER any of the column headings and click the down-arrow to filter or sort for specific items. Scanning by Gregg Arndt and cataloging by George Werkema. Most photos by GJ Werkema, all rights reserved, reproduction prohibited without permission.