The Scenic Northwest - Great Northern - A Dependable Railway
The exact date of this Great Northern route guide is not known, but can be dated approximately from June 1929 (inauguration of the Empire Builder) to March 29, 1931 (discontinuance of the Oriental Limited due to the Depression).
This is a massive guide, 52 pages long, describing in exquisite detail onboard train features, towns and scenic views along the way (there are 7 pages on Glacier National Park alone).
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Page 1 - Brochure Cover
Page 2 - Dining Car photo
Page 3 - Trip summary/history - east to west.
Page 4 - Photos - "special features" of the Empire Builder and Oriental Limited.
Page 5 - Photos - "special features" of the Empire Builder and Oriental Limited.
Page 6 - St. Paul, MN
Page 7 - St. Paul, MN
Page 8 - Minneapolis, MN
Page 9 - Minnesota "Arrowhead Country"
Page 10 - Duluth, MN/Superior, WI
Page 11 - Fargo, ND - Minot, ND
Page 12 - North Dakota
Page 13 - David Thompson Monument, Verendrye, ND
Page 14 - Dakotas history
Page 15 - Great Falls, MT
Page 16 - Helena, MT
Page 17 - Butte, MT
Page 18 - Glacier National Park
Page 19 - Glacier National Park
Page 20 - Glacier National Park
Page 21 - Glacier National Park
Page 22 - Glacier National Park
Page 23 - Glacier National Park
Page 24 - Glacier National Park
Page 25 - Lewis & Clark
Page 26 - "Modern Map of the Northwest" (Lines West)
Page 27 - "Modern Map of the Northwest" (Lines East)
Page 28 - Discovery of Marias Pass
Page 29 - Flathead Valley
Page 30 - Kootenai and Pend Oreille Rivers
Page 31 - Spokane, WA
Page 32 - Spokane, WA to Portland, OR
Page 33 - Wenatchee Valley/Soap Lake, WA
Page 34 - Lake Chelan
Page 35 - Chumstick Valley
Page 36 - Cascade Tunnel
Page 37 - Skykomish Valley
Page 38 - Seattle, WA
Page 39 - Tacoma, WA
Page 40 - Mount Rainier National Park
Page 41 - Portland, OR
Page 42 - Klamath Falls/Bend, OR
Page 43 - Crater Lake National Park
Page 44 - Columbia River Gorge
Page 45 - Seaside/Astoria, OR
Page 46 - Everett, WA
Page 47 - Bellingham, WA
Page 48 - Vancouver, BC, CANADA
Page 49 - Alaska
Page 50 - California
Page 51 - California
Page 52 - General, District and Traveling Agents