Described as the Main Line of America, the Illinois Central's Panama Limited connected the Deep South at New Orleans with the Midwest at Chicago. The Panama Limited was famous for its fast schedule as it was able to complete the journey between Chicago and New Orleans as quick as 16 hours and typically traveled at speeds of up to 100 mph.
The Panama Limited has just passed Peterson Chemical and is rounding the turn at Mounds.
The Twin Cities Hiawatha ran between Chicago and the Twin Cities. The first Hiawatha ran in 1935. A second daily trip began in 1939 between Chicago and Minneapolis. The two trains were known as the Morning Hiawatha and Afternoon Hiawatha. The Hiawatha ran on a daily 6½ hour schedule over the 410 miles to St. Paul. The Milwaukee Road discontinued the Afternoon Hiawatha in 1970 while the Morning Hiawatha continued running until the formation of Amtrak in 1971.
Milwaukee Roads's Hiawatha emerges from the tunnel under Holy Wholly Holey enroute to Minneapolis.
The North Coast Limited started in 1900 as a summer-only service between St. Paul and Puguet Sound. It expanded to a year-round daily train in 1902 and by 1911 it's route had extended to Chicago. The last train operated on April 30, 1971.
Northern Pacific's North Coast Limited passes by the Pointless ice station enroute to the Pacific Northwest.
The Grand Canyon Limited was operated by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway between Chicago, Illinois, and Los Angeles, California. Train length varied; the train often ran in two or three sections during the summer months. Near the end of its career, in 1968, a typical consist between Chicago and Kansas City was two Alco PA's, one streamline baggage car and two coaches.
The Grand Canyon Limited rolls east over Newton Ravine on it's way to the Micropolis Yard.
The Shoreland/Valley 400 was one of the Chicago & North Western streamliners initiated during the early 1940s. They served the Chicago to Green Bay corridor running via Milwaukee/Fond du Lac. The Shoreland/Valley 400s were discontinued in 1971.
The Shoreland/Valley 400 rolls east over Newton Ravine.