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Chicago & Alton

The Chicago & Alton Railroad was the complete line of several smaller railroads between Alton & Chicago, Illinois. This dates from 1861 to 1931 by the Chicago & Alton name. In 931 it became known as the Alton Railroad, as a subsidiary of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. One part of United States history has the President Lincoln Funeral train running along the tracks from Chicago to Springfield. It is now part of the Union Pacific railroad.

Various pictures of the Chicago & Alton