On Board the Western Star

Just like on the Empire Builder, the Great Northern offered postcards and stationery to passengers on the Western Star. This unused postcard shows Blackfeet Indians greeting Western Star passengers at Glacier National Park.

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This postcard shows the Western Star along the Flathead River. The photo is credited to Bob and Ira Spring, twin brothers who wrote more than 60 books about Northwest hiking trails and wilderness. Postmarked in 1958, the person who used this postcard says he “saw place where new all continuous welded rail is being installed in new high speed curves. . . . Train is nice as always.”

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Sleeping car passengers could use this stationery in the observation car. It is much like the Empire Builder stationery but, of course, incorporates the name Western Star in the western lettering style used on the train’s logo.

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Passengers had a choice of an ordinary envelopes or air mail envelopes such as this one.

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