Named for James J. Hill, known as the "empire builder" for his consolidation of several smaller lines into the Great Northern, the train that would become GN's flagship debuted on June 11, 1929. Providing fast, luxury service between Chicago and Seattle, riders were treated to a breathtaking look at both the Cascade and Rocky Mountain ranges, which with influence from GN, led to the development of Glacier National Park. Streamlined in 1947 and finished in a stunning orange and dark green scheme, the train was re-equipped in 1951 and expanded in 1955 with the arrival of Great Domes in the form of both 46-seat vista-dome coaches and full dome lounge cars. In 1967, the railroad began updating its image with a bold, new color scheme of Big Sky Blue and white on all types of equipment, which remained in use through the Burlington Northern merger of 1970. With some route changes, the Empire Builder remains in operation under Amtrak.

Walthers Empire Builder

Walthers Proto - 85' ACF Baggage-Dorm - Lighted - Empire Builder -- Great Northern (Omaha Orange, green) - HO

Walthers Proto - 85' ACF Baggage-Dorm - Lighted - Empire Builder -- Great Northern (Omaha Orange, gr
Item #: 920-9051
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Walthers Proto - 85' ACF Baggage-Mail - Standard - Ready To Run - Empire Builder -- Great Northern (Omaha Orange, green) - HO

Walthers Proto - 85' ACF Baggage-Mail - Standard - Ready To Run - Empire Builder -- Great Northern (
Item #: 920-9040
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Walthers Proto - 85' ACF Ranch Coffee Shop Lounge - Lighted - Empire Builder -- Great Northern (Omaha Orange, green) - HO

Walthers Proto - 85' ACF Ranch Coffee Shop Lounge - Lighted - Empire Builder -- Great Northern (Omah
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Walthers Proto - 85' ACF 36-Seat Lake Series Diner - Lighted - Empire Builder -- Great Northern (Omaha Orange, green) - HO

Walthers Proto - 85' ACF 36-Seat Lake Series Diner - Lighted - Empire Builder -- Great Northern (Oma
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Walthers Proto - 85' ACF Baggage-Mail - Standard - Ready To Run - Empire Builder -- Great Northern (Big Sky Blue, white) - HO

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Walthers Proto - 85' ACF Ranch Coffee Shop Lounge - Standard - Ready To Run - Empire Builder -- Great Northern (Big Sky Blue, white) - HO

Walthers Proto - 85' ACF Ranch Coffee Shop Lounge - Standard - Ready To Run - Empire Builder -- Grea
Item #: 920-9064
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Walthers Proto - 85' Budd 46-Seat Vista Dome Coach - Standard - Ready-to-Run - Empire Builder -- Great Northern (Big Sky Blue, white) - HO

Walthers Proto - 85' Budd 46-Seat Vista Dome Coach - Standard - Ready-to-Run - Empire Builder -- Gre
Item #: 920-9067
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Walthers Proto - 85' ACF Baggage-Dorm - Lighted - Empire Builder -- Great Northern (Big Sky Blue, white) - HO

Walthers Proto - 85' ACF Baggage-Dorm - Lighted - Empire Builder -- Great Northern (Big Sky Blue, wh
Item #: 920-9071
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Walthers Proto - 85' ACF Ranch Coffee Shop Lounge - Lighted - Ready-to-Run - Empire Builder -- Great Northern (Big Sky Blue, white) - HO

Walthers Proto - 85' ACF Ranch Coffee Shop Lounge - Lighted - Ready-to-Run - Empire Builder -- Great
Item #: 920-9074
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Walthers Proto - 85' ACF 36-Seat Lake Series Diner - Lighted - Ready To Run - Empire Builder -- Great Northern (Big Sky Blue, white) - HO

Walthers Proto - 85' ACF 36-Seat Lake Series Diner - Lighted - Ready To Run - Empire Builder -- Grea
Item #: 920-9076
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