The 1960 annual report represents a departure from previous reports in several ways. First, it is a bit smaller, being closer to 8-1/2-by-11 inches than the 9-by-12 format that had been used since 1940. Second, it has given up all pretense of using the centerfold for some special purpose; instead, the center is just two more pages in the report.
We have seen the cover image of the Empire Builder before in a poster. This is the last time Great Northern would put a passenger train on the cover of its annual report.
Like the annual report itself, the statistical supplement was reduced to an 8-1/2-by-11 inch format. Otherwise, the tables inside cover the same ground as previous editions.