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Kentucky Derby Trip

Cruising by Rail, LTD. Participated in a special train from Chicago Illinois to Louisville Kentucky to attend the Kentucky Derby. Price included rail travel, some meals, corporate tent and race tickets. Free was time available on Thursday to visit the local attractions such as the Louisville Slugger Museum, The Thomas Edison House or the Kentucky Derby Museum. The Republic Bank Pegasus Parade on Thursday evening was very enjoyable. Your ticket includes admission to the Oaks race on Friday and the Derby on Saturday. The corporate tent is available all day Friday and Saturday with refreshments and lunch included. There is an open house - car party on board our special train on Friday night after the races. Transportation to and from Churchill downs is included both days. Departure from Chicago is late evening on Wednesday with an early morning arrival in Louisville. Departure from Louisville is late Saturday evening with an early Sunday morning arrival in Chicago.


Chicago at night.  Viewed from the Amtrak coach yards. Churchill Downs Race Track. Dressed for the race. Dressed for the race.
       
Dressed for the race. Dressed for the race. Dressed for the race. Dressed for the race.
       
Dressed for the race. Dressed for the race. Dressed for the race. Dressed for the race.
       
Private cars parked in Louisville.  The station spires are visible over the roof of the "Vista Canyon" "Promontory Point" parked in Louisville. Private cars parked under Roosevelt Road in Chicago. Sears Tower by day from the Amtrak coach yard.
       
     
Turf racing at Churchill Downs.