This is a beautiful map, unfolding to be three feet long with graphics showing points of interest and topography, one-sentence descriptions of major cities, and the times the Empire Builder stopped in those cities in both eastbound and westbound directions. Still, it is quite a come-down from GN’s 1949 along-the-way booklet, which was 24 pages filled with photos and one-paragraph descriptions of nearly every stop on Great Northern routes.
Unlike the 1949 booklet, which covered routes to Duluth, Billings, Butte, and Vancouver, BC, this 1967 version is exclusively for the Empire Builder. As far as I know, GN did not have a similar brochure for the Western Star, which suggests the railway was no longer even pretending to treat the two trains as equals. Update: GN did have a Western Star route guide, but it was much briefer. I’ll present it here in May, 2018.