This is one of my favorite brochures and I had intended to use it when I first mentioned the Western Star more than three years ago. But I wasn’t satisfied with the scans I had made of it, and I haven’t gotten around to rescanning it until now.
The main reason I like this brochure is its colorful cover, which was evidently done by the same anonymous artist who did several GN magazine advertisements in the 1960s. It is a stark contrast to the cover of GN’s 1956 brochure for the same train–a cover so boring I didn’t even use it when I posted that brochure. I’ve reproduced it below for contrast.
Inside, the 1956 brochure is actually a little nicer, as it is larger with bigger photos. Although both brochures are 9-inches tall when folded, when unfolded the 1956 brochure doubles in height while the 1964 version only adds 4-1/2 inches. This was apparently an economy measure in an era of declining passenger ridership.