Back to Cheneyville

Beautiful morning here, and the winds subsided at least for the first part of the ride.  Riding partner Dave is back in the game, so with a light to moderate northeast wind, we decided somewhere to the east would be the way to go.

Cheneyville is one of those towns located along a railroad about every 5 miles — which is the distance, back in the day, that was about the limit to haul crops to an elevator.  Naming towns every 5 miles can become a bit problematic — turns out to be a lot of names!

JH Cheney was a VP of the Lake Erie and Western RR, and was thus honored.

A brief tour is HERE

There is more to Cheneyville, so at some point we will be back.  🙂

Very much enjoy all the entries you all have provided -- great to see the everyday cycling venues. Being in eastern Illinois, scenery certainly isn't our forte, but oh well, the roads are normally quiet. Look forward to more and more entries from all of you, I do have a few over on BL -- in Bill's Day Rides, and one journal.

7 response to "Back to Cheneyville"

  1. By: gregblood Posted: June 16, 2020

    Along with downtown Chicago, Downtown Cheneyville looks like the kind of place every visitor to Illinois should have on their “Can’t Miss” list.

    • By: Rich-Illinois Posted: June 16, 2020

      Very true, but be advised to try to avoid Rush Minute. 🙂

  2. By: The Navigator Posted: June 17, 2020

    Looks like a gorgeous day and a good ride! I can’t believe the KBS hasn’t been bought out by a larger line. Your map shows why IN was the ‘crossroads of America’. There were soooooo many train lines in my hometown – I didn’t realise until I left that, in most towns, you don’t have to cross six train lines to get anywhere in town.

    • By: Rich-Illinois Posted: June 17, 2020

      Hi Em,
      The KBS is a short line composed of segments of existing railroads that were abandoned by the major lines back in the 70’s. Mostly put together to serve the local agricultural community.

      Its said the famous criminal John Dillinger would never rob a bank in Danville, Illinois because of so many rail crossings he was afraid he couldnt get away.

    • By: Rich-Illinois Posted: June 17, 2020

      🙂 I still maintain your decision to skip the DownTown Motel was a very very good one.

  3. By: Alchemyrider Posted: July 1, 2020

    I used to work with a gent named Dave —– Cheney. I wonder if he is related to JH.

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