February 2015

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Fort Worth Stock Show
 
FPMRR closed due to weather.

1918: U.S. Senate limits government control of the railroads to 18 months.
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Fort Worth Stock Show

FPMRR closed.

1886: Representatives from the Louisville & Nashville Railroad, Cincinnati Southern, and other southern railroads meet in Atlanta where they agree to a mass conversion of 13,000 miles of track to a standard gauge of 4' 8.5" on 31 May to 1 June 1886.
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Fort Worth Stock Show

FPMRR closed.

1898: In a blinding snowstorm on the New Haven Railroad, engine #684, pulling a two-car milk train to Fitchburg, Massachusetts, collides with engine #823 which was pushing a snow-plow. Fortunately, engine #684 ran up the plow and ended up on top of #823 and no one was seriously hurt. Later, engine #823 carried #684 piggyback to the depot.
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Fort Worth Stock Show

FPMRR closed.

1887: President Grover Cleveland signs the Interstate Commerce Act of 1887 creating the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC). The ICC regulated rates, service and abandonment of railroads and insures that the interests of farmers and businessmen are represented.
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Fort Worth Stock Show

FPMRR closed.

1836: 4-4-0 American type steam locomotive patented by Henry R. Campbell.
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Fort Worth Stock Show

FPMRR closed.

1891: First great train robbery by Dalton Gang (Southern Pacific #17).
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Fort Worth Stock Show

FPMRR open at 11:00am..

1915: First wireless message sent from a moving train to a station.
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FPMRR open at 11:00am.

1951: Railroad workers return to work by order of the U.S. Army.
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FPMRR closed.

First train at 12:00noon.

1875: The Boston & Maine Railroad completes construction of its tunnel under Hoosac Mountain in Massachusetts.
 
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FPMRR closed.
 
1830: The first interstate railroad in the U.S., the Petersburg Railroad, is chartered in Virginia. In 1833 the line opens from Petersburg, Virginia to Blanely, North Carolina.
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FPMRR closed.
 
1861: President-elect Lincoln takes train from Spingfield, Illinois to Washington, DC.
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FPMRR closed.
 
1934: The Union Pacific aluminum alloy streamliner M-10000, later christened the City of Salina, equipped with a distillate-electric motive power unit, was delivered to the Union Pacific by the manufacturer at Chicago.
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FPMRR closed.
 
 1954: Construction completed on the Quebec North Shore & Labrador.
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FPMRR open at 11:00am.
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FPMRR open at 11:00am.

1870: Ground broken for Northern Pacific Railway near Duluth, Minnesota.
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President's Day

FPMRR closed due to weather.

1881:
Canadian Pacific Railway Company chartered.
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FPMRR closed.

1871: William J. Palmer announces that the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad will be built using a 3 foot gauge.
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FPMRR closed.
 
 1947: Pennsylvania Railroad's Red Arrow derails at Gallatin, Pennsylvania.
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FPMRR closed.
 
 1831: The York, America's first practical coal-burning locomotive makes trial run.
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FPMRR closed.
 
1852: Completion of the Michigan Southern Railroad enables trains to reach Chicago from the East.
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FPMRR open at 11:00am.
 
1968: Last run for the Southern Pacific - Rock Island Golden State.
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FPMRR closed due to weather.

1854: The Chicago and Rock Island becomes the first railroad to reach the Mississippi River.
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FPMRR closed.

1947: The first post-war streamlined train, Great Northern's new Empire Builder, is introduced.
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FPMRR closed.
 
1893: The Philadelphia & Reading Railroad files for bankruptcy with a debt of over $125 million.
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FPMRR closed.
 
1832: Incorporation of the Champlain and St. Lawrence Railroad, the first Canadian railroad charter.
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FPMRR closed.
 
1979: Amtrak Superliner cars begin operation.
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FPMRR closed.
 
1948: General Electric's 6800 h.p. EL-2B electric locomotive #125 is placed into operation on the Virginian Railway. It had 16 driving axles and a length of 150 feet, 8 inches.
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FPMRR closed due to weather.
 
1920: Esch-Cummins Act, which restores private control of the railroads and sets up the Railway Labor Board, is approved by Congress.
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