Relieve the glory days of railroad travel with Tucker Smith’s grand panorama The Great Northern. Streaming through scenic Glacier National Park in northwest Montana, this locomotive boldly crosses a narrow trestle high above historic Two Medicine River. This is how the Great Northern would have looked on a fine summer day in the late 1930s, the white-capped Rocky Mountains keeping their snow all year.
Nicknamed the “Empire Builder” after its founder James Hill, the Great Northern dominated the Northwest from the 30s through the 40s. Hill built the railroad without any government funds, supporting the endeavor by helping to develop Glacier National Park, which in turn promoted travel on the train. The Great Northern was eventually sold and incorporated into other lines to form Burlington Northern. My grandfather was a conductor on the Great Northern and he quit driving the family car when he was in his fifties, he just figured the railroad could take him every place he wanted to go. - TS
Tucker Smith - Great Northern, The
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