Christmas Card: Hope all good things are headed your way at Christmas!
Hope all good things are headed your way at Christmas and always!
James J. Hill built
the northernmost railroad across America from St. Paul to Seattle, and because
of his determination he was called "Empire Builder." In 1929 his
Great Northern Railway inaugurated its Empire
Builder train on a 63-hour schedule between Chicago and Seattle through
seven states. In 1947 it upgraded the train with new diesels and streamlined
cars on a 45-hour schedule. Only 55 miles of Mr. Hill's Great Northern were
above 4,000 feet elevation. Here we see westbound No. 1 descending the
railway's easy passage over the 5,213-foot Continental Divide summit on the
southern edge of Glacier Park in the Montana Rockies. The railway thought it
was time for gaiety and beauty after the ubiquitous olive colors of World War
II, and believed its new Empire Builder
had those qualities, which we hope will brighten your holidays as well.
• Full color interior
• Imprinting available
• Your choice of envelopes available
• Printed on recycled paper
• Made in the U.S.A.
Artist: Mike Danneman
4 3/4" x 6 3/4"