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Amtrak - Inter-American



INTER-AMERICAN

Chicago, IL - Laredo, TX

Chicago, IL - Houston, TX

1452 miles / 2337 km [CHI - Laredo]

1333 miles / 2145 km [CHI - HOU]


Note:  Inter-American was discontinued in October 1981

 

Train Data:

Route

Chicago, IL - Laredo, TX
Chicago, IL -
Houston, CA

Route Map

Distance

1452 miles (CHI - Laredo)
2728 miles (CHI - HOU)

Operation

Daily

Time

32h 00m (CHI - Laredo)
29h 15m (CHI - HOU)

Train Set

Single-level cars

Cars

Sleeper, Coach, Cafe-Lounge, Baggage

 

Station Information:

Station State Time Zone Distance

Elevation

Notes

Chicago

IL CT

0 mi

182 m

METRA

Joliet

IL CT

37 mi

165 m

METRA

Pontiac

IL CT

92 mi

195 m

 

Bloomington

IL CT

127 mi

241 m

 

Lincoln

IL CT

156 mi

180 m

 

Springfield

IL CT

185 mi

181 m

Illinois State Capitol

Carlinville

IL CT

224 mi

190 m

Flag Stop Station

Alton

IL CT

257 mi

149 m

 

Saint Louis

MO CT

284 mi

137 m

Transfer to Kansas City

Poplar Bluff

MO CT

446 mi

104 m

 

Walnut Ridge

AR CT

505 mi

82 m

 

(X) Newport

AR CT

542 mi

78 m

 

Little Rock

AR CT

626 mi

82 m

Arkansas State Capitol

Malvern

AR CT

669 mi

85 m

Flag Stop Station

Texarkana

AR CT

770 mi

95 m

 

Marshall

TX CT

837 mi

90 m

 

Longview

TX CT

860 mi

101 m

 

Dallas

TX CT

987 mi

130 m

 

Fort Worth

TX CT

1018 mi

183 m

 

Cleburne

TX CT

1046 mi

232 m

 

McGregor

TX CT

1121 mi

220 m

 

Temple

TX CT

1146 mi

213 m

 

Taylor

TX CT

1185 mi

166 m

 

Austin

TX CT

1219 mi

146 m

Texas State Capitol

San Marcos

TX CT

1250 mi

175 m

 

San Antonio

TX CT

1299 mi

 203 m

West Commerce Street Station

(X) Laredo

TX CT

1452 mi

130 m

 

Temple

TX CT

1146 mi

213 m

Thru cars to Houston

(X) Brenham

TX

CT

1238 mi

104 m

 

(X) Resenberg

TX

CT

1298 mi

32 m

 

Houston

TX

CT

1333 mi

14 m

 

Note:  Only Amtrak stations are listed.  Commuter Train Stations are not shown.


In October 1981, Laredo, TX - San Antonio, TX (153 miles) was truncated and the through cars to Houston, TX was also eliminated.  Inter-American was replaced with the new service named Eagle (current Texas Eagle).

The last Amtrak timetable showing "Inter-American" (issued on April 26, 1981)

(Source: timetables.org 1981 National Railroad Passenger Corporation)


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