A separate article treats the Great Northern Railway in Britain.
The Great Northern Railroad, running from St. Paul, Minnesota to Seattle, Washington --- more than 1700 miles --- was the creation of the 19th century railroad tycoon James J. Hill. In 1970 it became part of the Burlington Northern Railroad in a merger. (At this time, most of the information on this topic that can be found on Wikipedia is in the article titled James J. Hill.)
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