A view of the historic Chicago & Alton Railroad Station in Lincoln, Illinois. The Spanish Mission-style depot building was constructed in 1911 by the former Chicago & Alton Railroad, and later used by the Gulf, Mobile and Ohio Railroad. The station underwent a $4.1 million dollar renovation in 2016-17. Historic interior features include the original ticket counter, a scale used to weigh luggage and handsome woodwork. The depot building is now occupied by the Logan County Tourism Bureau, while the Amtrak station is located in the rail line’s former freight depot, now connected by a breezeway, that was also renovated in 2017.
Lincoln is the seat of Logan County, which is situated in central Illinois approximately 26 miles northeast of Springfield, the state capitol. The estimated population of Lincoln in 2018 was 13,685.
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