Minnesota Historical Society

Railroad Employee Index Search

$ 5.00

For this research service staff will search for one person in the personnel index to the Great Northern Railway (circa 1890s) or the Northern Pacific Railway (circa 1909-1960s).

Price: $5.00 (Refunds are not available) 
Digital delivery via email and scanning fees are included in the price. 

Turnaround: Research is usually completed and sent within 60 business days.

MNHS Members receive 10% discount at checkout

About this research service:

MNHS holds indexes to employee records from the Great Northern Railway and the Northern Pacific Railway. 

Employee index records give basic information such as:

  • Employee name
  • Employee number
  • Job title
  • Location (city or division) - Great Northern only

If the person is found in the personnel index for either railway, staff will report whether the Minnesota Historical Society has a more complete personnel record for that employee. 

Note: many Northern Pacific Railway employee records are available through Ancestry.com

Example of a card in the Northern Pacific Railway personnel index:


Email: reference@mnhs.org
Phone: 651-259-3300
Mail: MNHS Library, 345 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55102

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