The rail route between St. Louis and Chicago is one of the oldest in the US, dating back to the post-Civil War era.
Back then, the linkage made for the fastest possible travel between those cities.
That speed advantage is long gone. Flights, even with their attendant security hassles, are measured in fractions of an hour.
Car travel on Interstate 55 is always faster too.
Making my way north a few days ago we passed the current state-of-the-art rail setup.
I would have loved to take the train. However, I didn’t have the time to spare.
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