Marshall to Texarkana

From the Marshall station (MP 66.5, platform on each track and brick depot in between) in the angle of the eastward Shreveport and northward Texarkana lines, with stuffed-and-mounted steam locomotive 400 and a caboose on the north side of the Shreveport line, east of the depot, where the speed limit is 30 mph, the Texas Eagle takes the Texarkana line northward, single track, CTC, past MP 65.5, where the 8,060 ft. siding ends, the east leg of the wye trails in on the east side, a spur trails in on the west side, and there is extra track on the east side, two road bridges overhead, ponds on each side, a detector at MP 62.0, where the speed limit has risen to 65-60, a dirt track grade crossing, a grade crossing, the 7,390 ft. siding at Woodlawn (MP 59.5-58.0), with extra track on the west side, where the speed limit rises to 75-70, a dirt road grade crossing, a highway alongside to the east, where the rail line is lined with trees, however deep they may be, a grade crossing, a bridge over a river, a grade crossing, signals for the flat crossing, a grade crossing, KCS Xing (MP 51.3), where the speed limit falls to 25 mph at the flat crossing with the KCS (former MKT) line from Dallas to Shreveport, a road bridge overhead at the crossing, extra track on the east side, and three extra tracks on the west side extending from a northwest quadrant connector at the south end, and the line turns east, past a grade crossing to the 8,475 ft. siding at Jefferson (MP 51.1-49.4), where the speed limit rises to 75-70 and the line turns east-northeast.

The line continues past a bridge over a stream, a grade crossing, two dirt road grade crossings, a detector at MP 46.6, where the speed limit is 70 mph, the 7,761 ft. east side siding at Payne (MP 44.3, where the speed limit is 75-70, past a grade crossing, the siding and the main separate and then come back together, to MP 42.7, where it is 70-60), a grade crossing, a dirt track grade crossing, a grade crossing, Intermediate Signals at Lodi, two bridge over streams, the 5,012 ft. west side siding at Kildare (MP 38.0-36.9), where the speed limit is 50 mph and the Kildare & Linden once headed west, with an angled grade crossing and a south-facing extra track on the west side within the siding, a road bridge overhead just north of the north end, a dirt track grade crossing, extra track on the west side, two bridges over streams, and the 7,225 ft. west side siding at Bivins (MP 31.9-30.4), where the speed limit has risen to 75-70, with a road alongside to the west.

There is a detector at MP 29.5, two grade crossings, Intermediate Signals at MP 28.6, a dirt track grade crossing, Intermediate Signals at MP 26.x, Bancker, where another short line to Linden once trailed in from the west, a road bridge overhead, Intermediate Signals at Atlanta (MP 24.0), where a short line to Bloomburg once headed east, a street alongside to the west, four grade crossings in town, two grade crossings, the 7,401 ft. west side siding at Queen City (MP 21.2, where the speed limit is 70 mph, to MP 19.7, where it reverts to 75-70), with a highway to the west and a grade crossings at the north end of the siding, a divided highway to the west, two grade crossings, a detector at MP 18.5, a grade crossings, Intermediate Signals, Lanark, a grade crossing, and the 4,898 ft. east side siding at Springdale (MP 15.5, where the speed limit is 70-60, to MP 14.2, where it is 75-70 again).

The line turns northeast pasta dirt road grade crossing, Domino, Intermediate Signals at MP 11.7, South Texarkana (MP 11.4), where the speed limit is 70-60 and a spur to the KCS line at its South Texarkana heads east, a bridge over a road, a bridge over a stream in the woods, a bridge over a river, a 9,283 ft. east side siding at Sulphur (MP 8.7-6.8), where the speed limit is 75-70 and the line turns north, a dirt track grade crossing, a detector at MP 5.9, Intermediate Signals, and two grade crossings.

With the Kerr-McGee Creosote Plant on the west side, the line turns north-northeast and crosses the KCS line on the flat at KCS Xing (MP 2.4), where the speed limit drops to 50 mph, with a yard with 6+ tracks in the north quadrant of the crossing, past dual road bridges overhead, a bridge over a stream at National Junction (MP 1.8), where 2MT, CTC, start, the Bonham Industrial Lead (MP 0.6) to extra track for silos on the west side, UP Xing (MP 0.5), where the double track former Cotton Belt line crosses at grade, there is a northwest quadrant connector, and there are crossovers, a turn east-northeast, a road bridge overhead, South Texarkana (MP 0.4), where the Texas Northeastern once crossed at grade but now trails in on the west side, and a facility on the north side west of the station, to the passenger station at Texarkana (MP 0.0) on the Texas-Arkansas border, where the speed limit is 30 mph, the brick depot, platform and umbrella shed are on the north side of the line and the Texarkana yard is on the south side of the line.