Outside the Rails: A Rail Route Guide from Chicago to St. Louis, MO

This 100-page railroad route guidebook covers the approximate 280-mile-long route between Chicago, Illinois and Saint Louis, Missouri. This book provides interesting historical information as the train passes through such trackside communities as Summit, Joliet, Dwight, Pontiac, Bloomington-Normal, Lincoln, Springfield, Carlinville, and Alton. Learn fascinating stories about the Illinois & Michigan Canal, Route 66, Abraham Lincoln's Springfield, and the Gateway Arch. This book by Robert & Kandace Tabern was written for passengers traveling on Amtrak's Lincoln Service® and Texas Eagle® between Chicago and Saint Louis.

Your purchase goes to support the Midwest Rail Rangers program, which currently provides onboard educational programs on the South Shore Line and private rail excursions. For more information, check out www.railrangers.org.  Thanks again!