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A Tulsan - Oil Flyer Time Table from 1967.

Typical Consist, January 1958

Baggage-Express
Storage Mail
RPO-Baggage
Chair Car 52 seat -  3070, 3072-3100, 3103-3116, 3119, 3137-3166
Coach - 3019 and 3023 assigned
Sleeper 10-3-2 
Diner-Lounge - 1396-1397
Bag-Mail-Express

A GE U30CG pulling the Tulsan through Kansas..
Tulsan drumhead

The Tulsan - Oil Flyer

The Tulsan and Oil Flyer were named streamlined passenger trains of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway (AT&SF) , more commonly known as the Santa Fe. Inaugurated on December 9, 1939, the original Tulsan operated between Tulsa and Kansas City, a distance of 256 miles. The Tulsan then connected with the Chicagoan/Kansas Cityan at Kansas City, after having traveled for five hours at an average speed of 51 miles per hour. An all-coach day train, the Tulsan was matched by  the Oil Flyer, a slower, overnight southbound train that gave passengers an opportunity to sleep for up to seven hours. The northbound version of the train made the trip in under six hours. It would leave at 4:10 pm and arrive in Kansas City by 10:00 pm. The Oil Flyer began service in 1925, and was a heavyweight train for several years after 1945. By 1953, through cars from Chicago to Tulsa were pulled by the Texas Chief and the Oil Flyer from Tulsa there on. Through cars on the northbound Oil Flyer were then pulled by the Navajo. By 1967, the southbound train connected with the San Francisco Chief and the northbound train with the Chief. The Santa Fe discontinued the Oil Flyer in 1968, but the Tulsan remained in service until the arrival of Amtrak in 1971.
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Tulsan - Oil Flyer timetable.

A boxy, cowled General Electric U30CG pulls the Tulsan through Kansas.

Oil Flyer drumhead