1951 Builder
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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

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Front and back covers.

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Introduction to James J. Hill and brief description of the train.

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The Ranch Car

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The Dining Car

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The Lounge Car

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Coaches and Pullmans

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Pullman accommodations

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Berths and Duplex-Roomettes

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Roomettes and Bedrooms

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Compartments and Drawing Rooms

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Exterior drawing of the train; locomotive cab view and W-class electric

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Route map of the Empire Builder; views of the Rockies and Cascades