Mississippi Palisades State Park / Savanna Illinois area is a
refreshing distance from home. I like to visit - staying down by the
river and watching the trains and tugs close up or heading to a
bluff-top overlook for a wide view of the river valley. Two train lines
pass through the area - BNSF traveling the eastern side of the river as
well as jumping off towards Chicago, and a lesser used line (I&M /
CP Rail) that travels out from Chicago, crosses the river here and
travels up and down the river on the western side.