This section is a color brochure describing Great Northern's Mid-Century edition (1951) of the Empire Builder. The 1947 edition of the Builder then became GN's secondary train, The Western Star.
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MID-CENTURY EMPIRE BUILDER
Front and back covers.
Introduction to James J. Hill and brief description of the train.
The Ranch Car
The Dining Car
The Lounge Car
Coaches and Pullmans
Berths and Duplex-Roomettes
Roomettes and Bedrooms
Compartments and Drawing Rooms
Exterior drawing of the train; locomotive cab view and W-class electric
Route map of the Empire Builder; views of the Rockies and Cascades