Railroad group offering short trip from Alton on two types of Amtrak trains

ALTON — People may ride two different styles of Amtrak trains June 2 on a round trip from Alton to Carlinville.

Sponsored by the nonprofit, American Association of Railroaders Inc., the outbound, Lincoln Service train will depart from the Alton Regional Multi-Modal Transportation Center, 1 Golf Road, at 3:30 p.m. The train is powered by one of Amtrak’s new, Charger locomotives.

Once passengers debark at the new Carlinville train depot, they will eat at either of two fast food restaurants located one block from the station. A highlight of the tour will be the return trip aboard the double-decker, Texas Eagle, with its Superliner cars.

The train is scheduled to return to Alton at 6:30 p.m.

AAR President Rich Eichhorst will offer commentary en route, and railroad souvenirs will be available for purchase.

Non-refundable fares are $35 for adults and $29 for children age 11 and younger.

To order tickets, send a check made payable to AAR, along with the legal name and age of each passenger, home telephone number and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: AAR, 9600 Tesson Ferry Road, St. Louis, MO 63123.

For more information, call: (314) 631-3131.

Number of passengers is limited to 40.

Published by the telegraph.com

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