Great Domes
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Great Domes is a September 1957 brochure describing Great Northern's newly-acquired Budd short and full-length domes used on the line's famous Empire Builder streamliner. 

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Front and back covers

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Route map of the Great Domes

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Side view of full-length Great Dome

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Great Dome equipped Empire Builder in the Montana Rockies

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Interior of full-length Great Dome

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Interior of short dome coaches

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Lounge section of full-length Great Dome upstairs

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Beverage bar on lower deck of full-length Great Dome

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Ranch Car interior

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Downstairs in short dome coach

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In the diner on the Empire Builder

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Finest Pullman Accommodations on the Empire Builder (drawings)