Just to make sure there is no mistake, the masthead for this issue of the Goat says it “is not an employee magazine” but is for people interested in industrial traffic and travel by the railway. Being another winter issue, this one also features ski areas, this time Big Mountain near Whitefish, Montana. Unlike the Snoqualmie resort featured in the January 1953 Goat, Big Mountain was directly served by the Great Northern (and is still a popular destination for the Amtrak Empire Builder).
Other articles this month describe the St. Paul Winter Carnival, winter sports on Mount Spokane, and the use of a retired Great Northern steam locomotive in providing steam heat for an aluminum plant in Montana. The centerfold describes the Junior Achievement program sponsored by the Great Northern.