Enjoy A Scenic Train Ride And Spend The Night In A Pullman Car Along This Little-Known Illinois Train Line

Rail enthusiasts often lament the bygone golden years of rail travel in the United States; however, you can still hop aboard a train and spend the night in a historic Pullman car in Illinois. All it takes is a little creativity and a ride from a friendly Lyft or Uber driver.

Spend some time exploring Plano before continuing on to Chicago or returning to Quincy on the next day’s train. Visit Amtrak’s website for timetables, and route information, and to purchase your tickets. Clearly, you don’t have to depart from Quincy. You could start from the other direction in Chicago, or begin your journey from any of the other stops along the line.

Prairie State rail enthusiasts should also be sure to plan a visit to the Illinois Railway Museum – the country’s largest – in Union, which is located between Chicago and Rockford.

Have you ridden the Illinois Zephyr or Carl Sandburg Train? What are some other scenic railway trips in the Land of Lincoln?

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