Great Northern’s ‘Empire Builder’
GN Trains 31 & 32 from Chicago to Seattle & Portland
James Hill was known as ‘the Empire
Builder’ and so was the GN’s first-rate train. The ‘streamline’ version of this train was introduced in 1947. Resplendent in its Omaha Orange and Pullman Green colors, this train was recognized for the scenic route it traveled, over the ‘Crown of the Continent’. It brought the traveling public to Glacier National Park.
RailSmith is planning to bring this great train to life in a way never before available in N Scale, and we are so excited about it. As with all productions, future runs are dictated by the success of the prior run. It is our deepest desire to do this, and we believe we can. With the EB, there are many new body styles and so it will take some time. ‘Beginning is half done’ as the saying goes, and so we begin! Please spread the word. Below is the planned consist for the 1951 Empire builder.