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The Texas Eagle – in Louisiana

March 5, 2010

MP passenger train #22 at its 10:01 P.M. Shreveport, LA station stop on May 30, 1969

By 1969, most U.S. passenger service was on life support as the vast majority of Americans had chosen cars and planes as their preferred modes of travel.

The above view of Missouri Pacific Train #22 illustrates just how few passengers were traveling by train. E8A 37 will have no problem with its two car train – one baggage car and one coach.

Train 22 was the Fort Worth section of Train #2, the Texas Eagle. It departed Fort Worth at 3:50 PM. It made 23 intermediate stops before arriving to New Orleans at 5:35 the next morning.

Longview, Texas is where passengers would make connections to the Texas Eagle, train #1 to San Antonio or train #2 to St. Louis.

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