Lincoln represented the Chicago & Sangamon Railroad Company (an earlier "ancestor" of the Chicago & Alton) in an 1851 court case in Illinois. According to this article (under "The Great Railroad Lobbyist" heading), "In addition to working for the Illinois Central, Lincoln also represented the Chicago and Alton, Ohio and Mississippi, and Rock Island Railroad corporations." He was brought home by a railroad train line that had helped shape his career and therefore his future.
The funeral car was burned in Minnesota in 1911 (see framed newspaper article).
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