The Milwaukee Road inaugurated the Olympian Hiawatha in 1947, but didn’t fully streamline it until 1949. I’ve previously shown a 1947 booklet advertising the train. This one is very different, both in format (portrait rather than landscape) and colors (the 1947 one had color on every page while this one is mostly black-and-white with a little magenta trim).
Despite the minimal use of color, the booklet has a very nice car-by-car description of the train. Page 2 and the back cover have full-color, but heavily retouched, photos of the interior and exterior of the Skytop lounge car. The interior photo shows an obviously painted outdoor scene while the exterior photo shows some people who have been painted to appear to be inside the car. Still, it makes me wish I’d had a chance to ride in a Skytop car.