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NP Research Library
NP Stations & ROW
Information regardign stations, right-of-way and maintenence of NP lines and facilities.
NP Station Roster of 1947
List of stations on the Northern Pacific mainline and branch lines active in July 1947. Source: List of Officers, Agents, Stations, Etc. Number 44. Prepared by Peter Thompson.
NP Station Roster of 1922
List of stations on the Northern Pacific mainline and branch lines active in April 1922. Source: List of Officers, Agents, Stations, Etc. Number 26. Prepared by Paul Curtiss.
Freight Conductor's Record 1899
A list of all active NP stations as of this revision of Circular No. 21 dated January 1899. Compiled by Paul Curtiss.
NP Stations of the Current Idaho Division in 1901
Northern Pacific form 1451 dated 9-23-1901 FREIGHT CONDUCTOR'S RECORD has a list of all stations with their numbers which are miles from Ashland. The Rocky Mountain Division at that time was from Helena to Hope and the Idaho Division from Hope to Ellensburg. Complied by Jim Fredrickson.
NP Subdivision Maps
Maps created by Dave Cooley for NPRHA.org. Copyright 2004 To see his other offerings, visit
NP Division Point History
This history shows how the division points changed from the start of train operations to merger. Compiled by J. B. Klassen and presented here by Jim Fredrickson.
NP Bridge Book
This copy of the book was last updated to 1968 conditions. Click the page to make image larger. Than click lower right corner of resulting image to magnify to maximum. Switch to Detail View to filter and find a specific page or use word search. The full posting of this book is underway.
NP Condensed Profile & Track Charts
Condensed prfile and track charts are used by train crews to learn the NP Lines. Alan Eisenberg has scanned his set of 1970 charts for posting our web site. See the indexes for each division for details.
NP Bridge Inspection Instructions
Instructions for through, accurate and uniform inspection of all bridges, culverts and waterways contained on the property of the Northern Pacific Railway.
NP Bridge Painting Instructions
Instructions for field maintenance painting of steel bridges contained on the property of the Northern Pacific Railway.
NP Maintenance Rules of 1918
This is a set of images from the pages of the official Northern Pacific Railway Maintenance Rules booklet, published June 15, 1918.
Thanks to NPHRA member Tim Peterson for contributing this material. Click the page to make image larger. Than click lower right corner of resulting image to magnify to maximum. Switch to Detail View to filter and find a specific page.
BNSF Track Segments Version 10
Current, abandoned and sold lines compiled by Alan Eisenberg from many sources of the originating railroads, including the Northern Pacific. Opening this 3.9 MB document in PDF format requires Adobe Acrobat and can take a long time. If you do not have it, go to:
It is best to download the file to your computer, right-click the green linked text and follow the instructions.
BNSF Station List Revision B
This list includes abandoned, sold, or current listings of all BNSF Stations by track segments and their predecessor companies. Opening this 18.2 MB document in PDF format requires Adobe Acrobat and can take a very long time with a slow connection. Alan Eisenberg lead this project, Roger Taylor did most of the work for the Frisco segments and Keel Middleton proofed the Santa Fe sections.
1914 Automatic Signal Mile Comparison
The December, 1914, Pacific Semaphore, a OWR&N publication on page 12, has an interesting comparison of the miles of track with "automatic electric block safety signals" installed.
NP Coal Dock Operations
Coal dock locations and capacities on the NP along with selected correspondences regarding coaling facilities. This information researched and presented by James Dick.
NP Terminal Schematic Diagrams
These diagrams of the NP terminals circa 1968-70 were originally drawn by the NP.
BNSF Unnumbered Track Segments and Stations List Version 10 Revision B
Version 10, Revision B of un-numbered current, abandoned and sold lines and station list, compiled by Alan Eisenberg from many sources of the originating railroads, including the Northern Pacific.