When we stop, if you are in the west end of the train, you're in Texas. If you're at the east end, you're in Arkansas. The state line bisects the center of the platform. "Twice As Nice" declares the city that has two of nearly everything: two mayors, two police departments, etc., but a single Federal Post Office straddling the state line. Texarkana was built at a rail crossroads and just south of the Amtrak station we cross two major railroad freight lines, the Cotton Belt Route (now part of the Union Pacific) and the Kansas City Southern Railway.