North Star (disambiguation)

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North Star is a name of Polaris in its role as northern pole star, the prominent star that lies closest in the sky to the north celestial pole, and thus appears (approximately) directly overhead to an observer at the Earth's North Pole.

North Star may also refer to:


In the United States:






  • MS North Star, a small expedition ship operated by Lindblad Expeditions for cruising in remote areas
  • North Star, a vessel borrowed by the U.S. Navy during World War II and renamed USS Crossbill
  • North Star, a ship used by Edward Belcher in the Arctic
  • North Star, a Roll-on/Roll-off Cargo ship featured in the documentary series Mighty Ships
  • HMS North Star, several ships in the British Royal Navy


  • North Star was the name given to four different locomotives of the Great Western Railway (GWR):
    • North Star (broad gauge locomotive, 1837–71), a locomotive designed by Robert Stephenson and one of the first to run on the Great Western Railway
    • North Star (1866–1902), one of the GWR 378 Class locomotives; named c. 1871 and name removed c. 1897
    • North Star (1898–1912), one of the GWR 3031 Class locomotives that were built for and run on the Great Western Railway between 1891 and 1915; renamed Bulkeley in 1906.
    • North Star (1906–29), one of the GWR 4000 Class locomotives, rebuilt to 4073 Class in 1929
    • North Star (1929–57), a GWR 4073 Class rebuilt from the above
  • North Star (Amtrak train), a former train route in Minnesota


  • North Star, a brand name of NZ Bus in Auckland, New Zealand, providing services between the Northern suburbs and the central city


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