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The Great Northern advertised heavily in magazines and other media to promote its passenger and freight trains.  In this section are ten color and b&w ads from the 1940's, 1950's and 1960's.  

WARNING:  These are BIG .jpg files (350k 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 ad of your choice.  Below each ad is a brief description and date.

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Empire Builder ad - National Geographic - December 1946

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Western Star ad - National Geographic - February 1955

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Empire Builder ad - National Geographic - February 1965

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Great Domes ad - National Geographic - September 1955

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Empire Builder ad - National Geographic - February 1947

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Glacier Park ad - National Geographic - February 1953

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"Modern China" (pre-Mao) - National Geographic - March 1946

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Glacier Park closed for World War 2 (Rocky crying) - unknown magazine - from Ebay.

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Glacier Park reopening ad - National Geographic - May 1946

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GN Employees ad - National Geographic - February 1944

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GN Right-Of-Way improvements - National Geographic - February 1945

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4 New Great Domes ad - Modern Railroads - May 1956

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Oriental Limited ad from back page of GN Semaphore magazine, March 1928.