My family has an old edition of Empire Builder by Mayfair games, and the box I have isn't listed on Boardgame Geek's edition list.
I found an image of the box on that site. It is pre-fourth edition, as it doesn't have Mexico in it, and very little of Canada. The rulebook lists a copyright of 1982. It comes with a bunch of metal trains, the rule book is black and white, and the cards are black and white front with red 'M's on the back.