Ann Rutledge (Amtrak)
The Ann Rutledge is a 567-mile (912 km) passenger train service operated by Amtrak running between Chicago, Illinois and Kansas City, Missouri. It operates as part of the Illinois Service and Missouri Service train networks. The train service uses the same track as three other Amtrak routes, the State House, the Kansas City Mule and the Texas Eagle.
The train was named for Ann Rutledge, a woman from New Salem, Illinois who may have been the first love of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln.
The story of Lincoln and Ann Rutledge is a source of continuing debate. Whether Lincoln's love for her was a magnified product of his well-known melancholy or an actual truth may never be known. In any case, a little known young woman from Illinois will forever be bound up with the president's memory, so much so that Amtrak operates a train with her name.
The Ann Rutledge operates as train 303 westbound and 304 eastbound, making the following station stops: