High-speed rail in Illinois, February 2011 edition

View a map of the places described in this article. A friend of mine traveled by Amtrak’s Lincoln Service from Chicago to St. Louis in January 2011. He reported, “It’s extremely smooth north of Alton and south of Lincoln. You … Continue reading

Who wants to give up high-speed rail

UPDATED: 11/16/10 and 11/19/10 to include new reports from Journal-Sentinel about Walker’s campaign contributions and to reorder the timeline (now in chronological order) and news about North Carolina. The Governors-elect of Wisconsin (Scott Walker) and Ohio (John Kasich) made it … Continue reading

Chicago and Illinois construction updates, October 2010 edition

This post will be updated as I receive more information and shoot more photos. Please contribute your own updates and news. High-speed rail in Illinois – Yes, America is building some “high-speed” rail (for the second time). The first leg … Continue reading

High-speed rail under construction in Illinois

UPDATE: The City of Carlinville Facebook page provides consistent and timely updates on the railroad crossing closures while the Union Pacific track is upgraded. The City posted photos, too. If you weren’t specifically seeking out information on high-speed rail (HSR) … Continue reading