Exciting New Way to See the Northwest

Issued in 1957, three years after vista domes had been added to the North Coast Limited, this brochure has seven interior photos, one exterior photo, and the Leslie Ragan painting on the cover. Unfortunately, the black-and-white photos and painting make everything look pretty drab.

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For comparison, Great Northern’s Great Dome brochure issued just a year later had about the same number of photos, but was twice as big with four times the colors. The North Coast Limited was a truly a fine train, but based on the advertising, it is hard to imagine anyone who had a choice between the two (meaning passengers going to/from Seattle, Portland, Pasco, Spokane, Fargo, Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Chicago) picking the NP.

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