Outside the Rails: A Rail Route Guide from Chicago to Indianapolis, IN
This 110-page railroad route guidebook covers the approximate 185-mile-long railroad route between Chicago, Illinois and Indianapolis, Indiana. This book provides historical information as the train passes through such trackside towns as Dyer, Rensselaer, Lafayette, and Crawfordsville. Learn fascinating historical stories about the Kankakee River National Water Trail, Orville Redenbacher and his Indiana popcorn empire, Tippecanoe Battlefield, and Indianapolis 500 Races. This book by Robert & Kandace Tabern is for passengers traveling aboard Amtrak's Hoosier State® Service and the Cardinal® between Chicago and Indianapolis. This book was written and published in 2016 when Iowa Pacific Holdings operated the Hoosier State® with historic train cars, including a full-length business class dome car; this train now operates with standard Amtrak cars.