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1955-1970 Empire Builder Consists

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1955-1970 Incomparable Great Dome Empire Builder

 

Summer Consist: 1955 - Transistion from the Mid-Century Empire Builder

TYPE

BUILDER

NUMBER

SERIES

NAME

SERIES

ROUTE LINE No. NOTE
WEST EAST
Railway Post Office-Storage Mail Car ACF

37-42

- Chicago - Seattle - Chicago - -  
Baggage-Dormitory Car ACF

1200-1205

- Chicago - Seattle - Chicago - -  
60-Seat Coach ACF

1209-1214

- Chicago - Seattle - Chicago 100 200  
46-Seat Great Dome Coach Budd

1320-1335

- Chicago - Seattle - Chicago

101

201

 
46-Seat Great Dome Coach Budd

1320-1335

- Chicago - Seattle - Chicago

102

202

 
48-Seat Day-Nite Coach P-S

1215-1232

- Chicago - Portland - Chicago 103 203 1
Ranch Coffee Shop-Dinette-Lounge Car ACF

1240-1245

... Lake Chicago - Seattle - Chicago - -  
36-Seat Dining Car ACF

1250-1255

Lake ... Chicago - Seattle - Chicago - -  
4-7-3-1 Sleeping Car P-S

1260-1274, SP&S 702

... River

Chicago - Portland - Chicago

11

21

 
6-5-2 Sleeping Car P-S

1370-1384, SP&S 701

... Pass

Chicago - Portland - Chicago

12

22

 
16-4 Sleeping Car P-S

1170-1179, 1181-1188

... Glacier Spokane - Seattle 33 - 2
4-7-3-1 Sleeping Car P-S

1260-1274, SP&S 702

... River

Chicago - Seattle - Chicago

14

24

 
46-Seat Great Dome Coach Budd

1320-1335

-

Chicago - Seattle - Chicago

-

- 1
4-7-3-1 Sleeping Car P-S

1260-1274, SP&S 702

... River Chicago - Seattle - Chicago

15

25

 
6-5-2 Sleeping Car P-S

1370-1384, SP&S 701

... Pass Chicago - Seattle - Chicago

16

26

 
6-5-2 Sleeping Car P-S

1370-1384, SP&S 701

... Pass

Chicago - Seattle - Chicago

17 27  
Lounge-Observation Car ACF

1290-1295

... Mountain Chicago - Seattle - Chicago - -  
Copyright 2006 Ben Ringnalda
Route: Train Length: Normally Assigned Power:
Chicago - St. Paul 16 cars 2 CB&Q E-units
St. Paul - Spokane 16 cars 3 GN Passenger F-units
Spokane - Seattle 14 cars 3 GN Passenger F-units (3)
Spokane - Portland 3 cars transferred to SP&S Streamliner 1 SP&S E-unit
Portland - Spokane 3 cars on SP&S Streamliner 1 SP&S E-unit
Seattle - Spokane 13 cars 3 GN Passenger F-units (3)
Spokane - St. Paul 16 cars 3 GN Passenger F-units
St. Paul - Chicago 16 cars 2 CB&Q E-units

 

Notes:

1) The 3rd 46-Seat Great Dome Coach was not used to replace the Line 103-203 Chicago-Portland-Chicago Coach but was instead added between the Sleeping Cars to give those passengers an opportunity to also use dome seats.

2) The exact location of the Line 33 Spokane-Seattle Sleeping Car in this consist is unknown. The location shown would make sense considering the switching done in Spokane.

3) Until July 31, 1956 power on the Wenatchee - Skykomish section consisted of Class W or Y Electrics. Thereafter diesels ran through to Seattle.

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Summer Consist: 1956-1958

TYPE

BUILDER

NUMBER

SERIES

NAME

SERIES

ROUTE

LINE No.

NOTE
WEST EAST
Baggage Car: Storage Mail GN

262-276

-

St. Paul - Spokane

-

-

 
Railway Post Office-Storage Mail Car ACF

37-42

- St. Paul - Seattle - St. Paul - -  
Baggage Car: Storage Mail GN

262-276

-

Chicago - Seattle - St. Paul

-

-

1
Baggage-Dormitory Car ACF

1200-1205

- Chicago - Seattle - Chicago - -  
60-Seat Coach ACF

1209-1214

- Chicago - Seattle - Chicago 100 200  
46-Seat Great Dome Coach Budd

1320-1335

- Chicago - Seattle - Chicago

101

201

 
46-Seat Great Dome Coach Budd

1320-1335

- Chicago - Seattle - Chicago

102

202

 
46-Seat Great Dome Coach Budd

1320-1335

-

Chicago - Portland - Chicago

103

203

 
Ranch Coffee Shop-Dinette-Lounge Car ACF

1240-1245

... Lake Chicago - Seattle - Chicago - -  
4-7-3-1 Sleeping Car P-S

1260-1274, SP&S 702

... River

Chicago - Portland - Chicago

(3)11

(3)21

2
6-5-2 Sleeping Car P-S

1370-1384, SP&S 701

... Pass

Chicago - Portland - Chicago

(3)12

(3)22

2

16-4 Sleeping Car P-S

1170-1179, 1181-1188

... Glacier Spokane - Seattle 33 -  
4-7-3-1 Sleeping Car P-S

1260-1274, SP&S 702

... River

Chicago - Seattle - Chicago

(3)14

(3)24

2
36-Seat Dining Car ACF

1250-1255

Lake ... Chicago - Seattle - Chicago - -  
Great Dome Lounge Car Budd

1390-1395

... View Chicago - Seattle - Chicago - -  
4-7-3-1 Sleeping Car P-S

1260-1274, SP&S 702

... River Chicago - Seattle - Chicago

(3)15

(3)25

2
6-5-2 Sleeping Car P-S

1370-1384, SP&S 701

... Pass

Chicago - Seattle - Chicago

(3)16

(3)26

2
6-4-1 Lounge Observation Car P-S

1190-1194+1197

... Coulee Chicago - Seattle - Chicago (3)17 (3)27 2
Copyright 2006 Ben Ringnalda
Route: Train Length: Normally Assigned Power:
Chicago - St. Paul 15 cars plus CB&Q stainless steel RPO-storage mail car 2 CB&Q E-units
St. Paul - Spokane 17 cars 4 GN Passenger F-units
Spokane - Seattle 14 cars 4 GN Passenger F-units (3)
Spokane - Portland 3 cars transferred to SP&S Streamliner 1 SP&S E-unit
Portland - Spokane 3 cars on SP&S Streamliner 1 SP&S E-unit
Seattle - Spokane 13 cars (12 on Saturdays & Sundays) 4 GN Passenger F-units (3)
Spokane - St. Paul 16 cars (15 on Saturdays & Sundays) 4 GN Passenger F-units
St. Paul - Chicago 14 cars plus CB&Q stainless steel RPO-storage mail car 2 CB&Q E-units

 

Notes:

1) Seattle - St. Paul Mail Storage Car was not carried on Saturdays & Sundays.

2) Effective with the April 29, 1956 timetable the Empire Builder train numbers were changed to 31&32. All through sleeping cars had the digit 3 added to their line numbers.

3) Until July 31, 1956 power on the Wenatchee - Skykomish section consisted of Class W or Y Electrics. Thereafter diesels ran through to Seattle.

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Summer Consist: 1959

TYPE

BUILDER

NUMBER

SERIES

NAME

SERIES

ROUTE LINE No. NOTE
WEST EAST
Baggage Car: Storage Mail GN

262-276

-

St. Paul - Spokane

-

-

 
Railway Post Office-Storage Mail Car ACF

37-42

- St. Paul - Seattle - St. Paul - -  
Baggage Car: Storage Mail GN

262-276

-

Chicago - Seattle - St. Paul

-

-

1
Baggage-Dormitory Car ACF

1200-1205

- Chicago - Seattle - Chicago - -  
60-Seat Coach ACF

1209-1214

- Chicago - Seattle - Chicago 100 200  
46-Seat Great Dome Coach Budd

1320-1335

- Chicago - Seattle - Chicago

101

201

 
46-Seat Great Dome Coach Budd

1320-1335

- Chicago - Seattle - Chicago

102

202

 
46-Seat Great Dome Coach Budd

1320-1335

-

Chicago - Portland - Chicago

103

203

 
Ranch Coffee Shop-Dinette-Lounge Car ACF

1240-1245

... Lake Chicago - Seattle - Chicago - -  
4-7-3-1 Sleeping Car P-S

1260-1274, SP&S 702

... River

Chicago - Portland - Chicago

311

321

 
6-5-2 Sleeping Car P-S

1370-1384, SP&S 701

... Pass

Chicago - Portland - Chicago

312

322

 
16-4 Sleeping Car P-S

1170-1179, 1181-1188

... Glacier Spokane - Seattle 33 - 2
4-7-3-1 Sleeping Car P-S

1260-1274, SP&S 702

... River

Chicago - Seattle - Chicago

314

324

 
36-Seat Dining Car ACF

1250-1255

Lake ... Chicago - Seattle - Chicago - -  
Great Dome Lounge Car Budd

1390-1395

... View Chicago - Seattle - Chicago - -  
4-7-3-1 Sleeping Car P-S

1260-1274, SP&S 702

... River Chicago - Seattle - Chicago

315

325

 
6-5-2 Sleeping Car P-S

1370-1384, SP&S 701

... Pass

Chicago - Seattle - Chicago

316

326

 
6-4-1 Lounge Observation Car P-S

1190-1194+1197

... Coulee Chicago - Seattle - Chicago 317 327  
Copyright 2006 Ben Ringnalda
Route: Train Length: Normally Assigned Power:
Chicago - St. Paul 15 cars plus CB&Q stainless steel RPO-storage mail car 2 CB&Q E-units
St. Paul - Spokane 17 cars 4 GN Passenger F-units
Spokane - Seattle 14 cars 4 GN Passenger F-units
Spokane - Portland 3 cars transferred to SP&S Streamliner 1 SP&S E-unit
Portland - Spokane 3 cars on SP&S Streamliner 1 SP&S E-unit
Seattle - Spokane 13 cars (12 on Saturdays & Sundays) 4 GN Passenger F-units
Spokane - St. Paul 16 cars (15 on Saturdays & Sundays) 4 GN Passenger F-units
St. Paul - Chicago 14 cars plus CB&Q stainless steel RPO-storage mail car 2 CB&Q E-units

 

Difference with Summer 1958 season:

- Spokane - Seattle 16-4 Sleeping Car stopped running on Saturday nights.

 

Notes:

1) Seattle - St. Paul Mail Storage Car was not carried on Saturdays & Sundays.

2) Spokane - Seattle 16-4 Sleeping Car did not run on Saturday nights.

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Summer Consist: 1960-1961

TYPE

BUILDER

NUMBER

SERIES

NAME

SERIES

ROUTE

LINE No.

NOTE
WEST EAST
Baggage Car: Storage Mail GN

266-280

-

St. Paul - Spokane

-

-

 
Railway Post Office-Storage Mail Car ACF

37-42

- St. Paul - Seattle - St. Paul - -  
Baggage Car: Storage Mail GN

262-276

-

Chicago - Seattle - St. Paul

-

-

1
Baggage-Dormitory Car ACF

1200-1205

- Chicago - Seattle - Chicago - -  
60-Seat Coach ACF

1209-1214

- Chicago - Seattle - Chicago 100 200  
46-Seat Great Dome Coach Budd

1320-1335

- Chicago - Seattle - Chicago

101

201

 
46-Seat Great Dome Coach Budd

1320-1335

- Chicago - Seattle - Chicago

102

202

 
Ranch Coffee Shop-Dinette-Lounge Car ACF

1240-1245

... Lake Chicago - Seattle - Chicago - -  
48-Seat Day-Nite Coach P-S

1215-1232

- St. Paul - Seattle - St. Paul 103 203 2
48-Seat Day-Nite Coach P-S

1215-1232

- St. Paul - Portland - St. Paul 104 204 3
46-Seat Great Dome Coach Budd

1320-1335

-

Chicago - Portland - Chicago

105

205

 
4-7-3-1 Sleeping Car P-S

1260-1274, SP&S 702

... River

Chicago - Portland - Chicago

311

321

 
6-5-2 Sleeping Car P-S

1370-1384, SP&S 701

... Pass

Chicago - Portland - Chicago

312

322

 
36-Seat Dining Car ACF

1250-1255

Lake ... Chicago - Seattle - Chicago - -  
Great Dome Lounge Car Budd

1390-1395

... View Chicago - Seattle - Chicago - -  
16-4 Sleeping Car P-S

1170-1179, 1181-1188

... Glacier Spokane - Seattle 33 (31) - 4, 5
4-7-3-1 Sleeping Car P-S

1260-1274, SP&S 702

... River Chicago - Seattle - Chicago

315

325

 
6-5-2 Sleeping Car P-S

1370-1384, SP&S 701

... Pass

Chicago - Seattle - Chicago

316

326

 
6-4-1 Lounge Observation Car P-S

1190-1194+1197

... Coulee Chicago - Seattle - Chicago 317 327  
Copyright 2006 Ben Ringnalda
Route: Train Length: Normally Assigned Power:
Chicago - St. Paul 14 cars plus CB&Q stainless steel RPO-storage mail car 3 CB&Q E-units
St. Paul - Spokane 18 cars 4 or 5 GN Passenger F-units
Spokane - Seattle 14 cars (13 on Saturday nights) 4 or 5 GN Passenger F-units
Spokane - Portland 4 cars transferred to SP&S Streamliner 1 SP&S E-unit
Portland - Spokane 4 cars on SP&S Streamliner 1 SP&S E-unit
Seattle - Spokane 13 cars (12 on Saturdays & Sundays) 4 or 5 GN Passenger F-units
Spokane - St. Paul 17 cars (16 on Saturdays & Sundays) 4 or 5 GN Passenger F-units
St. Paul - Chicago 13 cars plus CB&Q stainless steel RPO-storage mail car 3 CB&Q E-units

 

Difference with Summer 1959 season:

Consist changed by:

- Adding two 48 Seat Day-Nite Coaches 1215-1232 series.

- Rearrangement of coaches in the consist and coach line numbers.

- Deletion of line 314-324 Chicago-Seattle-Chicago 4-7-3-1 sleeping car.

- The assigned Storage Mail (Baggage) Car pool was changed from cars 262-276 to 266-280.

 

Notes:

1) Seattle - St. Paul Mail Storage Car was not carried on Saturdays & Sundays.

2) Line 103-203 was not published in the 1961 Summer Public Time Table but assigned by Passenger Traffic Department bulletin.

3) Line 104-204 was not published in the 1960 Summer Public Time Table but assigned by Passenger Traffic Department bulletin.

4) Spokane - Seattle 16-4 Sleeping Car did not run on Saturday nights.

5) Line 33 was changed to Line 31 during the 1961 Winter Season.

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Summer Consist: 1962 - Year of the Seattle World's Fair -- Century 21 Exposition

TYPE

BUILDER

NUMBER

SERIES

NAME

SERIES

ROUTE

LINE No.

NOTE
WEST EAST
Baggage Car: Storage Mail GN

266-280

-

St. Paul - Spokane

-

-

 
Railway Post Office-Storage Mail Car ACF

37-42

- St. Paul - Seattle - St. Paul - -  
Baggage Car: Storage Mail GN

262-276

-

Chicago - Seattle - St. Paul

-

-

1
Baggage-Dormitory Car ACF

1200-1205

- Chicago - Seattle - Chicago - -  
60-Seat Coach ACF

1209-1214

- Chicago - Seattle - Chicago 100 200  
46-Seat Great Dome Coach Budd

1320-1335

- Chicago - Seattle - Chicago

101

201

 
46-Seat Great Dome Coach Budd

1320-1335

- Chicago - Seattle - Chicago

102

202

 
Ranch Coffee Shop-Dinette-Lounge Car ACF

1240-1245

... Lake Chicago - Seattle - Chicago - -  
48-Seat Day-Nite Coach P-S

1215-1232

- St. Paul - Seattle - St. Paul 103 203  
48-Seat Day-Nite Coach or P-S

1215-1232

- St. Paul - Seattle - St. Paul X103 X203 2
46-Seat Great Dome Coach Budd 1320-1335 -        
48-Seat Day-Nite Coach P-S

1215-1232

- St. Paul - Portland - St. Paul 104 204  
46-Seat Great Dome Coach Budd

1320-1335

-

Chicago - Portland - Chicago

105

205

 
4-7-3-1 Sleeping Car P-S

1260-1274, SP&S 702

... River

Chicago - Portland - Chicago

311

321

 
6-5-2 Sleeping Car P-S

1370-1384, SP&S 701

... Pass

Chicago - Portland - Chicago

312

322

 
4-7-3-1 Sleeping Car P-S

1260-1274, SP&S 702

... River

Chicago - Seattle - Chicago

314

324

 
36-Seat Dining Car ACF

1250-1255

Lake ... Chicago - Seattle - Chicago - -  
Great Dome Lounge Car Budd

1390-1395

... View Chicago - Seattle - Chicago - -  
16-4 Sleeping Car P-S

1170-1179, 1181-1188

... Glacier Spokane - Seattle 31 -  
4-7-3-1 Sleeping Car P-S

1260-1274, SP&S 702

... River Chicago - Seattle - Chicago

315

325

 
6-5-2 Sleeping Car P-S

1370-1384, SP&S 701

... Pass

Chicago - Seattle - Chicago

316

326

 
6-4-1 Lounge Observation Car P-S

1190-1194+1197

... Coulee Chicago - Seattle - Chicago 317 327  
Copyright 2006 Ben Ringnalda
Route: Train Length: Normally Assigned Power:
Chicago - St. Paul 15 cars plus CB&Q stainless steel RPO-storage mail car 3 CB&Q E-units
St. Paul - Spokane 20 cars 4 or 5 GN Passenger F-units
Spokane - Seattle 16 cars 4 or 5 GN Passenger F-units
Spokane - Portland 4 cars transferred to SP&S Streamliner 1 SP&S E-unit
Portland - Spokane 4 cars on SP&S Streamliner 1 SP&S E-unit
Seattle - Spokane 15 cars (14 on Saturdays & Sundays) 4 or 5 GN Passenger F-units
Spokane - St. Paul 19 cars (18 on Saturdays & Sundays) 4 or 5 GN Passenger F-units
St. Paul - Chicago 14 cars plus CB&Q stainless steel RPO-storage mail car 3 CB&Q E-units

 

Difference with Summer 1961 season:

The 1962 Empire Builder consist was the longest ever due to increased passenger volumes caused by the Seattle World's Fair.

Consist changed by:

- Adding Line 314-324 Chicago-Seattle-Chicago 4-7-3-1 Sleeping Car to meet the extra sleeping car passengers to the Seattle World's Fair.

- Adding Line X103-X203 Chicago-Seattle-Chicago, an extra 48-Seat Day-Nite Coach or 46-Seat Great Dome Coach assigned as needed to meet Fair coach reservations.

- During July and August additional sleeping cars were added carrying tour passengers to the Fair, usually between Line 316-326 and 317-327.

 

Notes:

1) Seattle - St. Paul Mail Storage Car was not carried on Saturdays & Sundays.

2) Line X103-X203 was an extra coach assigned as needed to meet Fair coach reservations.

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Summer Consist: 1963-1965

TYPE

BUILDER

NUMBER

SERIES

NAME

SERIES

ROUTE LINE No. NOTE
WEST EAST
Baggage Car: Storage Mail GN

266-280

-

St. Paul - Spokane

-

-

 
Railway Post Office-Storage Mail Car ACF

37-42

- St. Paul - Seattle - St. Paul - -  
Baggage Car: Storage Mail GN

262-276

-

Chicago - Seattle - St. Paul

-

-

1
Baggage-Dormitory Car ACF

1200-1205

- Chicago - Seattle - Chicago - -  
60-Seat Coach ACF

1209-1214

- Chicago - Seattle - Chicago 100 200  
46-Seat Great Dome Coach Budd

1320-1335

- Chicago - Seattle - Chicago

101

201

 
46-Seat Great Dome Coach Budd

1320-1335

- Chicago - Seattle - Chicago

102

202

 
Ranch Coffee Shop-Dinette-Lounge Car ACF

1240-1245

... Lake Chicago - Seattle - Chicago - -  
48-Seat Day-Nite Coach P-S

1215-1232

- St. Paul - Seattle - St. Paul 103 203  
48-Seat Day-Nite Coach P-S

1215-1232

- St. Paul - Portland - St. Paul 104 204  
46-Seat Great Dome Coach Budd

1320-1335

-

Chicago - Portland - Chicago

105

205

 
4-7-3-1 Sleeping Car P-S

1261, 1265-1273, SP&S 702

... River

Chicago - Portland - Chicago

311

321

 
6-5-2 Sleeping Car P-S

1370-1384, SP&S 701

... Pass

Chicago - Portland - Chicago

312

322

 
36-Seat Dining Car ACF

1250-1255

Lake ... Chicago - Seattle - Chicago - -  
Great Dome Lounge Car Budd

1390-1395

... View Chicago - Seattle - Chicago - -  
16-4 Sleeping Car P-S

1170-1179, 1181-1188

... Glacier Spokane - Seattle 31 - 2
6-5-2 Sleeping Car P-S

1370-1384, SP&S 701

... Pass

Chicago - Seattle - Chicago

316 (314)

326 (324)

3

7-6-1 Sleeping Car P-S

1260, 1262-1264, 1274

... River Chicago - Seattle - Chicago

315

325

4
6-4-1 Lounge Observation Car P-S

1190-1194+1197

... Coulee Chicago - Seattle - Chicago 317 (316) 327 (326) 5
Copyright 2006 Ben Ringnalda
Route: Train Length: Normally Assigned Power:
Chicago - St. Paul 14 cars plus CB&Q stainless steel RPO-storage mail car 3 CB&Q E-units
St. Paul - Spokane 18 cars 4 or 5 GN Passenger F-units
Spokane - Seattle 14 cars (13 on Saturday nights) 4 or 5 GN Passenger F-units
Spokane - Portland 4 cars transferred to SP&S Streamliner 1 SP&S E-unit
Portland - Spokane 4 cars on SP&S Streamliner 1 SP&S E-unit
Seattle - Spokane 13 cars (12 on Saturdays & Sundays) 4 or 5 GN Passenger F-units
Spokane - St. Paul 17 cars (16 on Saturdays & Sundays) 4 or 5 GN Passenger F-units
St. Paul - Chicago 13 cars plus CB&Q stainless steel RPO-storage mail car 3 CB&Q E-units

 

Difference with Summer 1962 season:

Consist returned to the 1961 Summer Consist but changed by:

- the Line 315 Chicago-Seattle-Chicago 4-7-3-1 Sleeping Car was changed to a remodeled 7-6-1 Sleeping Car in the same name and number series.

 

Notes:

1) Seattle - St. Paul Mail Storage Car was not carried on Saturdays & Sundays.

2) Spokane - Seattle 16-4 Sleeping Car did not run on Saturday nights.

3) Line 316-326 was renumbered as Line 314-324 after the 1963 Summer Season.

4) Line 315-325 was assigned a remodeled 7-6-1 'River' Series Sleeping Car.

5) Line 317-327 was renumbered as Line 316-326 after the 1963 Summer Season.

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Summer Consist: 1966

TYPE

BUILDER

NUMBER

SERIES

NAME

SERIES

ROUTE LINE No. NOTE
WEST EAST
Baggage Car: Storage Mail GN

266-280

-

St. Paul - Spokane

-

-

 
Railway Post Office-Storage Mail Car ACF

37-42

- St. Paul - Seattle - St. Paul - -  
Baggage Car: Storage Mail GN

262-276

-

Chicago - Seattle - St. Paul

-

-

1
Baggage-Dormitory Car ACF

1200-1205

- Chicago - Seattle - Chicago - -  
60-Seat Coach ACF

1209-1214

- Chicago - Seattle - Chicago 100 200  
46-Seat Great Dome Coach Budd

1320-1335

- Chicago - Seattle - Chicago

101

201

 
46-Seat Great Dome Coach Budd

1320-1335

- Chicago - Seattle - Chicago

102

202

 
Ranch Coffee Shop-Dinette-Lounge Car ACF

1240-1245

... Lake Chicago - Seattle - Chicago - -  
48-Seat Day-Nite Coach P-S

1215-1232

- St. Paul - Seattle - St. Paul 103 203  
48-Seat Day-Nite Coach P-S

1215-1232

- St. Paul - Portland - St. Paul 104 204  
46-Seat Great Dome Coach Budd

1320-1335

-

Chicago - Portland - Chicago

105

205

 
4-7-3-1 Sleeping Car P-S

1261, 1265-1273, SP&S 702

... River

Chicago - Portland - Chicago

311

321

 
6-5-2 Sleeping Car P-S

1370-1384, SP&S 701

... Pass

Chicago - Portland - Chicago

312

322

 
36-Seat Dining Car ACF

1250-1255

Lake ... Chicago - Seattle - Chicago - -  
Great Dome Lounge Car Budd

1390-1395

... View Chicago - Seattle - Chicago - -  
6-5-2 Sleeping Car P-S

1370-1384, SP&S 701

... Pass

Chicago - Seattle - Chicago

314

324

 
7-6-1 Sleeping Car P-S

1260, 1262-1264, 1274

... River Chicago - Seattle - Chicago

315

325

 
6-4-1 Lounge Observation Car P-S

1190-1194+1197

... Coulee Chicago - Seattle - Chicago 316 326  
Copyright 2006 Ben Ringnalda
Route: Train Length: Normally Assigned Power:
Chicago - St. Paul 14 cars plus CB&Q stainless steel RPO-storage mail car 3 CB&Q E-units
St. Paul - Spokane 18 cars 4 or 5 GN Passenger F-units
Spokane - Seattle 14 cars 4 or 5 GN Passenger F-units
Spokane - Portland 4 cars transferred to SP&S Streamliner 1 SP&S E-unit
Portland - Spokane 4 cars on SP&S Streamliner 1 SP&S E-unit
Seattle - Spokane 13 cars (12 on Saturdays & Sundays) 4 or 5 GN Passenger F-units
Spokane - St. Paul 17 cars (16 on Saturdays & Sundays) 4 or 5 GN Passenger F-units
St. Paul - Chicago 13 cars plus CB&Q stainless steel RPO-storage mail car 3 CB&Q E-units

 

Difference with Summer 1965 season:

Consist changed by:

- Deletion of Line 31 Spokane-Seattle 16-4 Sleeping Car June 11-September 13.

 

Note:

1) Seattle - St. Paul Mail Storage Car was not carried on Saturdays & Sundays.

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Summer Consist: 1967

TYPE

BUILDER

NUMBER

SERIES

NAME

SERIES

ROUTE LINE No. NOTE
WEST EAST
Railway Post Office-Storage Mail Car ACF

37-42

- St. Paul - Seattle - St. Paul - -  
Baggage Car: Storage Mail GN

266-280

-

St. Paul - Spokane

-

-

 
Baggage Car: Storage Mail GN

266-280

-

Chicago - Seattle - St. Paul

-

-

1
Baggage-Dormitory Car ACF

1200-1205

- St. Paul - Seattle - St. Paul - -  
60-Seat Coach ACF

1209-1214

- Chicago - Seattle - Chicago 100 200  
46-Seat Great Dome Coach Budd

1320-1335

- Chicago - Seattle - Chicago

101

201

 
46-Seat Great Dome Coach Budd

1320-1335

- Chicago - Seattle - Chicago

102

202

 
Ranch Coffee Shop-Dinette-Lounge Car ACF

1240-1245

... Lake Chicago - Seattle - Chicago - -  
48-Seat Day-Nite Coach P-S

1215-1232

- St. Paul - Seattle - St. Paul 103 203  
48-Seat Day-Nite Coach P-S

1215-1232

- St. Paul - Portland - St. Paul 104 204  
46-Seat Great Dome Coach Budd

1320-1335

-

Chicago - Portland - Chicago

105

205

 
Great Dome Lounge Car Budd

1390-1395

... View Chicago - Seattle - Chicago - -  
36-Seat Dining Car ACF

1250-1255

Lake ... Chicago - Seattle - Chicago - -  
6-5-2 Sleeping Car P-S

1370-1384, SP&S 701

... Pass

Chicago - Portland - Chicago

312

322

 
6-5-2 Sleeping Car P-S

1370-1384, SP&S 701

... Pass

Chicago - Seattle - Chicago

314

324

 
7-6-1 Sleeping Car P-S

1260, 1262-1264, 1274

... River Chicago - Seattle - Chicago

315

325

 
4-7-3-1 Sleeping Car P-S

1261, 1265-1273, SP&S 702

... River

St. Paul - Seattle - St. Paul

316

326

 
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Route: Train Length: Normally Assigned Power:
Chicago - St. Paul 11 cars plus cars for the NP North Coast Limited (2) 3 CB&Q E-units
St. Paul - Spokane 17 cars GN SDP45, SDP40 or Passenger F-units
Spokane - Seattle 13 cars GN SDP45, SDP40 or Passenger F-units
Spokane - Portland 3 cars transferred to SP&S Streamliner 1 SP&S E-unit
Portland - Spokane 3 cars on SP&S Streamliner 1 SP&S E-unit
Seattle - Spokane 13 cars (12 on Saturdays & Sundays) GN SDP45, SDP40 or Passenger F-units
Spokane - St. Paul 16 cars (15 on Saturdays & Sundays) GN SDP45, SDP40 or Passenger F-units
St. Paul - Chicago 10 cars plus cars from the NP North Coast Limited (2) 3 CB&Q E-units

 

Difference with Summer 1966 season:

Consist changed by:

- Relocation of the Great Dome Lounge to in front of the Dining Car.

- Deletion of Line 311-321 Chicago-Portland-Seattle 4-7-3-1 Sleeping Car.

- Relocation of Line 312-322 Chicago-Portland-Chicago to behind the Dining Car.

- Deletion of Line 317-327 Chicago-Seattle-Chicago 6-4-1 Lounge Observation Car.

 

Notes:

1) Seattle - St. Paul Mail Storage Car was not carried on Saturdays & Sundays.

2) Starting with the 1966 Winter Season the Chicago-St. Paul and St. Paul-Chicago sections of the Empire Builder were combined with the NP/CB&Q North Coast Limited.

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Summer Consist: 1968-1969

TYPE

BUILDER

NUMBER

SERIES

NAME

SERIES

ROUTE LINE No. NOTE
WEST EAST
Railway Post Office-Storage Mail Car ACF

37-42

- St. Paul - Williston - St. Paul - -  
Baggage Car: Storage Mail GN

266-280

-

St. Paul - Spokane

-

-

 
Baggage Car: Storage Mail GN

266-280

-

Chicago - Seattle - St. Paul

-

-

1
Baggage-Dormitory Car ACF

1200-1205

- St. Paul - Seattle - St. Paul - -  
60-Seat Coach ACF

1209-1214

- Chicago - Seattle - Chicago 100 200  
46-Seat Great Dome Coach Budd

1320-1335

- Chicago - Seattle - Chicago

101

201

 
46-Seat Great Dome Coach Budd

1320-1335

- Chicago - Seattle - Chicago

102

202

 
Ranch Coffee Shop-Dinette-Lounge Car ACF

1240-1245

... Lake Chicago - Seattle - Chicago - -  
48-Seat Day-Nite Coach P-S

1215-1232

- St. Paul - Seattle - St. Paul 103 203  
48-Seat Day-Nite Coach P-S

1215-1232

- St. Paul - Portland - St. Paul 104 204  
46-Seat Great Dome Coach Budd

1320-1335

-

Chicago - Portland - Chicago

105

205

 
Great Dome Lounge Car Budd

1390-1395

... View Chicago - Seattle - Chicago - -  
36-Seat Dining Car ACF

1250-1255

Lake ... Chicago - Seattle - Chicago - -  
6-5-2 Sleeping Car P-S

1370-1384, SP&S 701

... Pass

Chicago - Seattle - Chicago

314

324

 
7-6-1 Sleeping Car P-S

1260, 1262-1264, 1274

... River Chicago - Seattle - Chicago

315

325

 
6-5-2 Sleeping Car P-S

1370-1384, SP&S 701

... Pass

St. Paul - Seattle - St. Paul

316

326

 
6-5-2 Sleeping Car P-S

1370-1384, SP&S 701

... Pass

Chicago - Portland - Chicago

317

327

 
Copyright 2006 Ben Ringnalda
Route: Train Length: Normally Assigned Power:
Chicago - St. Paul 11 cars plus cars for the NP North Coast Limited 3 CB&Q E-units
St. Paul - Williston 17 cars GN SDP45, SDP40 or Passenger F-units
Williston - Spokane 16 cars GN SDP45, SDP40 or Passenger F-units
Spokane - Seattle 12 cars GN SDP45, SDP40 or Passenger F-units
Spokane - Portland 3 cars transferred to SP&S Streamliner 1 SP&S E-unit
Portland - Spokane 3 cars on SP&S Streamliner 1 SP&S E-unit
Seattle - Spokane 12 cars (11 on Saturdays & Sundays) GN SDP45, SDP40 or Passenger F-units
Spokane - Williston 15 cars (14 on Saturdays & Sundays) GN SDP45, SDP40 or Passenger F-units
Williston - St. Paul 16 cars (15 on Saturdays & Sundays) GN SDP45, SDP40 or Passenger F-units
St. Paul - Chicago 10 cars plus cars from the NP North Coast Limited 3 CB&Q E-units

 

Difference with Summer 1967 season:

Consist changed by:

- Relocation of the Great Dome Lounge to in front of the Dining Car.

- Since September 1967 the St. Paul-Seattle-St. Paul RPO-Storage Mail car was changed to a St. Paul-Williston-St. Paul run after losing the transcontinental mail contract.

- Line 312-322 Chicago-Portland-Chicago 6-5-2 Sleeping Car was renumbered to Line 317-327 and moved to the end of the train.

- Line 316-326 St. Paul-Seattle-St. Paul was changed to a 6-5-2 'Pass'-series Sleeping Car

 

Note:

1) Seattle - St. Paul Mail Storage Car was not carried on Saturdays & Sundays.

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