Big Sky Blue is the theme of this annual report. Passenger trains were no longer important enough to rate a cover photo, even in the new color scheme, but page 2 has a familiar yet still striking photo of a Big Sky Blue Empire Builder crossing Two Medicine Bridge just east of Glacier National Park.
In contrast to 1966, which was a banner year for the railway, 1967 was a disappointment. Passenger revenues declined 11 percent, while freight revenues declined 7.5 percent. The latter was more devastating because freight revenues were roughly 25 times as great as passenger revenues. However, the company continued to pursue its merger with the Northern Pacific.