The Lake Shore Railway Museum’s Great Northern cars, the dining car “Lake Wenatchee” and the sleeper “Pend O’Reille River,” have been completely repainted in their Great Northern Empire Builder color scheme. The new paint job makes you wonder what an entire train would look like, locomotives and all, it must have been quite a sight.
Well, a little while back, I came across an old advertising image showing a Great Northern train and it looks pretty impressive. The colors are off, with black in place of the dark green, but you get the idea. After seeing so many trains go by with an endless string of shipping containers, it makes you think a few of these colorful GN passenger trains would be pretty easy on the eyes right about now, don’t you think?