This section is a color brochure describing Great Northern's
Empire Builder from the Big Sky Blue era (1967 to 1970).
Great Eating...In your choice of regal or informal surroundings
Superb meals served in the grand fashion. Spotless linen and tableware.
Extensive menu for each meal. Diner by reservation, so that waiting is never a
problem. Service for both Pullman and coach passengers.
Unique coffee shop on wheels. Delicious and thrifty meals and snacks. Western
decor includes pinto leather chairs, branding irons, peeled pole timers, other
ranch atmosphere. Relax with a friend, book, game or drink in the car's lounge
Dome Car Options
More dome seats...more scenic miles...more real luxury...and you can go
right to the gates of Glacier National Park!
Dome seats the full length of a car! Pullman passengers have a choice of 75
angled-for-viewing seats on the immense top deck of the Great Dome-Lounge car.
Inspiring sights can be enjoyed along the entire Empire Builder transcontinental
Family fun every minute of the way. This Lounge section, on the top deck of the
full-length Great Dome-Lounge car, adds exciting views to leisure-hour enjoyment
for Pullman travelers. Low Family Plan Fares put an extra smile on Dad's face,
Two-level coach dome cars feature roomy, reclining coach seats with adjustable
leg rests on lower level. Dome seats on upper level provide a grandstand view of
all the scenery along the way. Dome seats are not reserved.
Beverage bar on lower deck of Dome-Lounge car serves a variety of refreshing
drinks for Pullman passengers. Authentic art forms of Pacific North Coast
Indians strike a cheerful note. Gay, informal atmosphere inspires a game of
cards, a friendly chat, relaxation.
The famous Empire Builder, in Big Sky Blue, blends beautifully with the
Big Sky country it serves. From the Great Domes, passengers enjoy a close-up,
eye-level view of the majestic Rocky Mountains.
Glacier National Park
EMPIRE BUILDER stops at eastern and western entrances during the Glacier
Park hotel season.
Many Glacier Hotel is in the heart of Glacier Park. Dozens of lakes are within
easy hiking or horseback distance. Departure point for sightseeing motor
Young and old enjoy angling for trout in one of Glacier Park's many lakes. No
fishing license is required in the Park.
Mount Gould, mirrored in Lake Josephine's serene waters, presents a view of
lavish splendor. Nature created this scenic wonderland millions of years ago.
Today, its natural beauty remains unspoiled by the passage of time.
Rocky Mountain Goats, Great Northern's trademark, are often seen high up on
craggy peaks. Glacier is a haven for other wildlife, too.
Going-to-the-Sun Road offers breathtaking views of Glacier Park's most
Sleeping Car Options
Your choice of Pullman comforts!
Whether you are watching your budget or in a mood to splurge a bit, one of the
seven selections in Pullman comfort available on the famous Empire Builder will
likely match both your purse and your pleasure. On your next trip enjoy the
privacy and relaxation that only Pullman travel can provide.
limited number of upper and lower berth sections available. Foam rubber
mattresses. Modern washrooms.
Ideal for business travel. Sitting room by day, private bedroom by night.
Individual washroom facilities, heat and air controls.
Home on wheels.
Spacious comfort for the single traveler. Plenty of room to move about, change
clothes, wash in privacy. Bed pulls down from wall..
Perfect for vacationing couple or single traveler. Sofa by day makes into bed;
second berth pulls down. Private washroom.
accommodations for one or two. Sofa seat plus chair. Washroom facilities.
finer for family or group. Spacious living room by day, two full bedrooms by
night. Ample room to relax, entertain.
FASTEST...FINEST BETWEEN CHICAGO & SEATTLE
Make convenient connections on the Empire Builder with
trains to the east and south in Chicago; trains to or from California in Seattle
or Portland; air or ship to Hawaii or Alaska from Seattle or Vancouver, B.C.
For more information or reservations ask your travel agent or call or write
Great Northern representatives located in principal cities of the U.S. and
Canada - or write:
Passenger Traffic Manager
Great Northern Railway
St. Paul, Minnesota 55101