Oklahoma's Eastern Flyer takes first voyage to Midwest City

By DYLAN GOFORTH - Tulsa World Modified: February 10, 2014 at 5:59 am •  Published: February 10, 2014

SAPULPA —- Lind Wickersham was 7 years old when he got his first train set, which set off a lifetime interest in rail travel.

So it was only appropriate that he was on the Eastern Flyer on Sunday, the train's first journey from Sapulpa to the Oklahoma City area as state Transportation Department officials review four proposals to purchase the rail line.

The train departed from Sapulpa at 8 a.m., and by 7:30 a.m. a long line of excited passengers were wrapped around a tent in the middle of an empty field near Sapulpa City Golf Course, waiting to pick up their tickets.

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