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Longview Celebrates Railroads with Texas Eagle 40th Anniversary Celebration.

Longview Celebrates Railroads with Texas Eagle 40th Anniversary Celebration.

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LONGVIEW (KYTX) -  Longview paid its respects to the railroads that have been crucial to the city's growth Friday. Just before noon, City Council members proclaimed today as Texas Eagle 40th Anniversary Day. The Amtrak train riders are up by 15% from last year  and have played major role in the growth of Longview for decades.  City Council member Kasha Williams  says these trains have brought thousands to Longview and will bring thousands more. 


 "Having that many passengers not only allows us to showcase our community, but also as we continue to build and renovate around this area - hopefully it will bring people back to our community" - Kasha Williams

The celebration also included a tour of the renovation project of the Longview Depot. The renovation is a 2 million dollar project that is expected to be finished next year.

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