Outside the Rails: A Rail Route Guide from Chicago to La Plata, MO (Abbreviated Edition)
This 38-page railroad route guidebook covers the 298-mile-long route between Chicago, Illinois and La Plata, Missouri and is an abbreviated version of the above book. This book provides information as your train passes through such communities as La Grange, Naperville, Plano, Mendota, Princeton, Kewanee, Galesburg, and Fort Madison. Learn about fascinating stories like the Cherry Mine Disaster, Ella Ewing - the world's tallest woman who called Gorin, Missouri home, and the Mormon Pioneer Trail. This book by Robert & Kandace Tabern was written for passengers traveling Amtrak's Southwest Chief®. It can also be used between Chicago and Galesburg for passengers traveling Amtrak's California Zephyr®, Illinois Zephyr®, or Carl Sandburg® trains.
You'll get a 11.6MB .PDF file.