March 29, 2011

Train Tickets On Sale

Tickets for the second annual "Bartlesville Oil Flyer" excursion train are now on sale at the chamber of commerce office inside the Santa Fe depot at 210 SW Keeler. This year, the one-hour train ride is part of a Whistle and Ride celebration scheduled for Saturday, May 7.

Train lovers of all ages will have the opportunity to blow the recently restored whistle of steam locomotive No. 940 as well as take a ride on the diesel-powered excursion train. The event also will feature tours of the 940's cab, free refreshments and musical entertainment at the depot. The rides, lasting about one hour, will leave at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. The excursion train, operated by railroad preservation group Heart of the Heartlands, will consist of three air-conditioned passenger cars.

Ticket prices will be $10 per person, with a portion of the fare donated toward the continued restoration of locomotive No. 940. Children four years old and under will ride for free on an adults lap. Last year, the event was sold out nearly a week in advance. Tickets, which are non-refundable, must be purchased in person and paid for with check or cash. Credit cards cannot be accepted. For more information, go to or contact the Bartlesville Convention and Visitors Bureau at 918-336-8708.

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