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The lower lounge area of the dome coach featured reclining seats with adjustable leg rests. The decorating was subdued and modern, and Indian Art was prominently displayed.

The lower lounge level of the Great Dome held the bar and entertainment facilities. There was a small lounge on the upper deck as well as sofa seating. Again Indian Art was prominent.

Looking the other direction from the bar area in the lower lounge of the Great Dome.

The Ranch Car from the earlier version of the Empire Builder was continued in the 1955 version, and was always a popular attraction. Besides serving inexpensive meals, the car provided a lounge section decorated in Western ranch style.