In Part II, we will revisit Marathon, Texas in 2008. Marathon still looks pretty much the way it did in 1985, the year Fandango was filmed. It is a beautiful West Texas town in a great mountainous setting.
As for rail activity in Marathon in 2008, train after train rumbled through town, but none stopped to service industries in Marathon.
All the local rail business have dried up for now. Every once in a while, you hear that the fluorspar shipments may resume.
However, there is still life in Marathon. If you visit Marathon, make sure you stay and eat at the Gage Hotel. It is a great place!
While there, in addition to watching trains go by across the street from the Gage Hotel, also visit two jewels of the National Park Service…
Now go watch Fandango! You won’t regret it.