RAILFAN GUIDES of the U.S.
Todd and Denver Todd's Railfan Guide to
Train & Route Information
For rail passenger service, Chicago is sorta like the center of the universe. There may be more trains running on the NorthEast Corridor, but the destinations are always the same. From Chicago, you can go almost anywhere in the United States. Lines radiate out from Chicago in all directions.
This page is a gateway to discovering where those trains go.
Many of the trains Amtrak has in service today, use names with a rich history, such as the City of New Orleans, the Broadway Limited, or the Southwest Chief. Histories will be covered on the individual pages.
Each route is covered on it's own page, otherwise, if they were all on this one page, it would probably never load in its entirety :-)
The City of New Orleans
Saluki & Illini
Lake Shore Limited
Blue Water Service
The table below shows you the Amtrak trains currently serving Chicago. Just for reference, I added the distance and time from Chicago to reach the final destinations of the name trains, and where two sets of numbers are provided, it is to the two cities highlighted in Bold.
The Lake Shore Limited splits into two trains at Albany, with one going to New York City down the beautiful Hudson River, and the other heads over to Boston.
In case you're wondering, the table above was done in Microsoft's Excel, and then I used Snag-It to capture the table and add a border.
Last Modified 13-Dec-2013