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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).

WARNING:   These are BIG .jpg files (250k to 400k) and may take a while to download (especially if you're on a dial-up connection).  Click on the thumbnailed picture to view the page of your choice.  Below each page is a brief description.

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Page 1 - Brochure Cover

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Page 2 - Dining Car photo

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Page 3 - Trip summary/history - east to west.

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Page 4 - Photos - "special features" of the Empire Builder and Oriental Limited.

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Page 5 - Photos - "special features" of the Empire Builder and Oriental Limited.

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Page 6 - St. Paul, MN

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Page 7 - St. Paul, MN

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Page 8 - Minneapolis, MN

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Page 9 - Minnesota "Arrowhead Country"

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Page 10 - Duluth, MN/Superior, WI

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Page 11 - Fargo, ND - Minot, ND

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Page 12 - North Dakota

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Page 13 - David Thompson Monument, Verendrye, ND

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Page 14 - Dakotas history

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Page 15 - Great Falls, MT

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Page 16 - Helena, MT

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Page 17 - Butte, MT

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Page 18 - Glacier National Park

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Page 19 - Glacier National Park

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Page 20 - Glacier National Park

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Page 21 - Glacier National Park

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Page 22 - Glacier National Park

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Page 23 - Glacier National Park

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Page 24 - Glacier National Park

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Page 25 - Lewis & Clark

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Page 26 - "Modern Map of the Northwest" (Lines West)

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Page 27 - "Modern Map of the Northwest" (Lines East)

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Page 28 - Discovery of Marias Pass

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Page 29 - Flathead Valley

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Page 30 - Kootenai and Pend Oreille Rivers

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Page 31 - Spokane, WA

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Page 32 - Spokane, WA to Portland, OR

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Page 33 - Wenatchee Valley/Soap Lake, WA

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Page 34 - Lake Chelan

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Page 35 - Chumstick Valley

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Page 36 - Cascade Tunnel

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Page 37 - Skykomish Valley

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Page 38 - Seattle, WA

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Page 39 - Tacoma, WA

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Page 40 - Mount Rainier National Park

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Page 41 - Portland, OR

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Page 42 - Klamath Falls/Bend, OR

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Page 43 - Crater Lake National Park

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Page 44 - Columbia River Gorge

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Page 45 - Seaside/Astoria, OR

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Page 46 - Everett, WA

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Page 47 - Bellingham, WA

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Page 48 - Vancouver, BC, CANADA

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Page 49 - Alaska

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Page 50 - California

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Page 51 - California

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Page 52 - General, District and Traveling Agents