August 2015

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All operations depend on favorable weather conditions.1
FPMRR open at 9:00am.
 
1836: Tuscumbia, Courtland & Decatur Railroad decides to use sandboxes on locomotives to prevent them from slipping on squashed grasshoppers
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FPMRR open at 9:00am.
 
1919: Railroad workers strike for higher wages, ask for profit sharing, and government ownership.
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FPMRR closed.
 
1894: The Pullman strike is broken after tragic loss of life and an estimated $80,000,000 loss in property and wages.
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FPMRR open at 9:00am.
 
1885: Electric locomotives introduced on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad to carry trains through the 3.6 mile Baltimore Tunnel.
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FPMRR open at 9:00am.
 
1922: Railroad union leaders meet with President Warren G. Harding and demand restoration of seniority and right to strike.
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FPMRR open at 9:00am.
 
1867: A group of Cheyenne braves derail a Union Pacific train near Plum Creek, Nebraska.
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FPMRR open at 9:00am.
 
1975: Amfleet cars enter service on Amtrak.
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FPMRR open at 9:00am.

Last train: 12:00noon.

 
1829: The Stourbridge Lion becomes the first English steam locomotive to travel on a track in America between Carbondale and Honesdale, PA on the Delaware & Hudson. It was found to be too heavy for the track and was converted to stationary use soon afterward, and the D&H resumed using horses to pull its trains
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FPMRR open at 9:00am.
 
1831: The DeWitt Clinton becomes the first train operated in New York State on the Mohawk and Western Railroad from Albany to Schenectady.
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FPMRR closed.
 
1885: The Baltimore & Hampden Line becomes the first commercial electric railroad.
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FPMRR closed.
 
1955: Last Wabash steam locomotive in use, #573, is retired at the St. Louis Museum of Transportation.
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FPMRR open at 9:00am..
 
1988: Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad (Katy) operations taken over by the Union Pacific Railroad.
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FPMRR open at 9:00am.

 
1 1960: East Broad Top Railroad reopened as a tourist railroad.
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FPMRR open at 9:00am..
 
1900: Railroad tycoon Collis P. Huntington dies.
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FPMRR open at 9:00am.
 
1922: Railroad union leaders meet with President Warren G. Harding and demand restoration of seniority and right to strike.
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FPMRR open at 9:00am.
 
1867: A group of Cheyenne braves derail a Union Pacific train near Plum Creek, Nebraska.
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FPMRR closed.
 
1975: Amfleet cars enter service on Amtrak.
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FPMRR open at 9:00am.
 
1829: The Stourbridge Lion becomes the first English steam locomotive to travel on a track in America between Carbondale and Honesdale, PA on the Delaware & Hudson. It was found to be too heavy for the track and was converted to stationary use soon afterward, and the D&H resumed using horses to pull its trains
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FPMRR open at 9:00am.
 
1831: The DeWitt Clinton becomes the first train operated in New York State on the Mohawk and Western Railroad from Albany to Schenectady.
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FPMRR open at 9:00am.
 
1885: The Baltimore & Hampden Line becomes the first commercial electric railroad.
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FPMRR open at 10:00am.
 
1935: Union Pacific's Challenger begins service as the second section of the Los Angeles Limited.
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FPMRR open at 10:00am..
 
1935: B & O places first diesel locomotives to haul long distance passenger trains into service.
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FPMRR open at 10:00am.
 
1882: First Canadian Pacific Railway train arrives at Regina, Saskatchewan.
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FPMRR closed
 
1946: Boston & Maine replaces Hoosac Tunnel electrification with diesels.
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FPMRR closed.
 
1829: The locomotive, Tom Thumb, races with a horse drawn train, but loses when the engine breaks down.
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FPMRR open at 10:00am.
 
1878: The 3rd Avenue El in New York City opens. Of Manhattan's elevated railroads the 3rd Avenue El remained in service the longest, running for nearly 80 years.
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FPMRR open at 10:00am.
 
1867: First patent for a railroad crossing gate issued to J. Nason and J. F. Wilson of Boston.
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FPMRR open at 10:00am.
 
1864: First Post Office car for sorting and distributing mail in route put into service by Chicago & Northwestern Railroad.
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FPMRR open at10:00am.

1866: First public demonstration of the world's first Cog railroad, the Mount Washington Cog Railway, on a half-mile section at the base of Mount Washington.
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FPMRR open at 10:00am.

1830: The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad discontinues use of horse drawn trains in favor of steam locomotives.
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FPMRR closed.
 
1831: The John Bull, the oldest operable steam engine in the US, is delivered to the Camden & Amboy RR.
All operations depend on favorable weather conditions.
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