Passenger rail service returned for the first time in many years last week with the Eastern Flyer train that starts in the Route 66 town of Sapulpa, Okla., and goes to Oklahoma City suburb of Midwest City and back again.
Other trips in February are already sold out. The idea was to generate interest in a permanent passenger rail line from Tulsa to Oklahoma City.
Tulsa Route 66 fan Brad Nickson shot this video of the train passing by the historic 1921 Rock Creek Bridge on the western edge of Sapulpa. The train comes into view about the 1:40 mark:
This video gives you a better look at the train:
KOTV in Tulsa filed a story about the Eastern Flyer’s maiden voyage.
UPDATE: I’ve taken off the Tulsa World video because of its irritating auto-play feature.
(Image of the Rock Creek Bridge and nearby railroad bridge by Ron Doke via Flickr)