1914: Union Station, 701 E. Douglas. Serving the Santa Fe, Frisco, Rock Island and Orient railroads, Wichita's Union Station opened when Santa Fe #118 rolled to a stop on October 16, 1913. The grand opening gala on March 7 of the following year was a well-attended community event; the first customer to buy a ticket at the station was legendary local auto parts dealer and highway marker king F.W. "Woody" Hockaday, who waited in line eight hours and 35 minutes. The station closed when Amtrak discontinued its Lone Star route to Texas in 1979; it was later given to Multimedia Cablevision, which has now been absorbed by Cox Cable.