Illinois Zephyr

Quincy to Keep Both Amtrak Trains for Now
As the continued budget crisis for the State of Illinois continues to drag on, the concerns of many state agencies grows. How much longer can they continue to operate without the state funding  needed? That concern has been hanging over the heads of all of the cities along the state supported A…
Time to Expand Amtrak Routes to Hannibal and the West
It has been over a year ago when the Quincy Herald Whig, in their Five on Five feature, asked the question “Is Amtrak Passenger Rail Service Between Hannibal and Quincy a Good Idea?” The consensus over a year ago was that it is a good idea. I agreed then and I still agree now. Last year a group in H…
Pets Now Allowed on The Illinois Zephyr and Carl Sandburg
Amtrak travelers between Chicago and Quincy will now be allowed to take small cats and dogs with them for $25 in the first test in the nation of what could become a system wide pets-on-board Amtrak policy. The Illinois Zephyr and Carl Sandburg trains will be the first Amtrak testing grounds for the …
Amtrak Celebrates It’s 42nd Birthday Today
Today marks the anniversary of the beginning of train service in this country known as Amtrak. Amtrak's passenger railroad operations began on this date in 1971. Next week we will be starting a promotion on Y101 to give away a round trip for two to Chicago from Quincy aboard either the Illinois…