The Texas Eagle is a 1,306-mile (2,102 km) daily passenger train route operated by Amtrak between Chicago and San Antonio in the central and western United States. Prior to 1988, the train was known as the Eagle. When combined with the Sunset Limited, it runs for a total of 2,728 miles (4,390 km) from Chicago to Los Angeles, which means traveling on a train for approximately 65 hours. By the end of the trip, passengers will have visited 7 states in approximately three days: Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California.
Currently, the Texas Eagle runs along the same train route that the Texas and Pacific Railway built in the late 1800s from Chicago to San Antonio. The Texas Eagle got its name from another passenger train that used to ride from St. Louis, Missouri to Laredo, Texas due to a partnership that was created between Texas & Pacific Railway and Missouri Pacific Railroad in 1948.
Despite the Texas Eagle being discontinued in 1971, Amtrak revived the train line in 1981 as a “re-structuring” of the Inter-American, dropping the Houston stop while one of the stops was cut back from Laredo to San Antonio. In 1982, it was announced that the Texas Eagle would combine with the Sunset Limited to make tri-weekly trips from Chicago all the way to Los Angeles.
Today, the Texas Eagle consists of double-decker “Superliner” trains, which has Sightseer Lounges on the second floor. These are observatory rooms available to anyone, allowing passengers to get a clear view of changing the landscapes as they travel through parts of the Midwest, South, and Western part of the United States.
According to diplomaticourier.com; en.wikipedia.org. Source of photos: ineternet