Amtrak makes rare pass through Wichita

An Amtrak train made a stop in downtown Wichita June, 2017 for the first time since the late 1970s. Several communities along the I-35 corridor between Dallas and Wichita are trying to get Amtrak to begin service through the area.
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An Amtrak train made a stop in downtown Wichita June, 2017 for the first time since the late 1970s. Several communities along the I-35 corridor between Dallas and Wichita are trying to get Amtrak to begin service through the area.

Senior Journalist Dion Lefler has been providing award-winning coverage of local government, politics and business in Wichita for 20 years. Dion hails from Los Angeles, where he worked for the LA Daily News, the Pasadena Star-News and other papers. He’s a father of twins, director of lay servant ministries in the United Methodist Church and plays second base for the Old Cowtown vintage baseball team.