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06/22/02 - Longview

Amtrak Funding Affecting Texas Eagle

Passenger train runs through East Texas may be a thing of the past unless Amtrak gets a huge loan.

The financially ailing rail-line has announced that unless they get a 200-million dollar loan from the government, they will stop taking reservations for the Texas Eagle line by next week.

The Eagle runs through Marshall and Longview, and has been a popular attraction for people looking for alternative transportation.

The news of the line possibly being eliminated has many who use it hoping it can be saved.

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