This section contains brochures and information on Great Northern's premier train, The Empire Builder. Named after GN's founder James J. Hill, this train was THE way to travel from Chicago to the Twin Cities to Seattle in the pre-Amtrak days. Click on the links to the left or the graphics below for more information on this fabulous passenger train.
Construction of the 1947 Edition of the Empire Builder.
1949 Empire Builder - Actually a 1949 brochure about the 1947 streamlined edition of GN's greatest train.
Construction of the 1951 Edition of the Empire Builder.
Mid-Century (1951) Empire Builder - Color Brochure
Addition of Dome Cars to the 1955
Edition of the Empire Builder.