Welcome Aboard the Empire Builder

This brochure is dated 1986, but was distributed in the same sealed plastic wrapper as an Empire Builder route map, quite possibly the same one shown here a few days ago even though that one was dated 1984. This brochure describes the on-board amenities, including feature-length films shown in the lounge car, games in the dining car, and a hospitality hour with complimentary snacks in the lounge car.

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The brochure notes that, when the Portland and Seattle sections operate west of Spokane, the lounge car went to Portland and the diner to Seattle. The diner had a lounge area offering snacks and beverages while the lounge car offered “light meal service.” The train continues to operate this way today.

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