1949 Builder
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This colorful May 1949 brochure describes in detail, inside and out, the 1947 edition of the Empire Builder.  Cutaway blueprint style drawings show the trains interior whilst the color drawings give an idea of the interior passengers would find on GN's greatest train.

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Front Cover

Description of the EMD E7 diesel electric locomotives

Interior of RPO-Baggage car and first two coaches

Luxury Day-Nite Coaches

Luxury Day-Nite Coaches continued

The coffee shop car

The dining car

Pullman sleeping cars

Pullman sleeping cars continued

More Pullman sleeping cars continued

Observation car

Empire Builder route map - Lines West and Lines East

Back cover