In fact, the Illinois Central used to run a train somewhere up there called the Land O’ Corn.
There are some deelopments in getting the Amtrak system into the Des Moines market. The letislatue will get an incremental proposal according to this morning’s news.
The project calls for stops between Chicago and Moline, Ill., with a direct line from Moline to Iowa City.
Eventually, service could be extended to Des Moines.
Marc Magliari, Chicago-based spokesman for Amtrak, said the state of Illinois also has to approve funding before the project can proceed.
Magliari said the rail service could be ready in 2010 or 2011 if funding is secured.