Empire Photosound, Inc.
Empire on Parade features the westward journey of freight train #401 from Minneapolis to Seattle and the industries and agriculture it serves along the way. We also get many views of the GN’s flagship Empire Builder passenger train.
It’s a festival of first-generation diesel locomotives including representatives from EMD, Alco and Baldwin. In color. So let’s take a journey during the hey-day of the post-war Big G.
The Empire Builder is about to drop a semaphore signal somewhere in the Montana Rockies. Note the 3 short Great Dome coaches and 1 large Great Dome lounge car which helps date the film after late 1955.