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All operations depend on favorable weather conditions. 1
FPMRR closed.
 
1891: North America's highest railroad (14,109 ft), the Manitou & Pike's Peak Railway in Colorado, opens.
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FPMRR closed.
 
1982: Soo Line takes control of Minneapolis, Northfield & Southern.
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FPMRR closed
 
1891: Duluth, Missabe & Northern Railroad incorporated.
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FPMRR closed.
 
1857: The first middle route to the Mississippi River was completed, when the Ohio & Mississippi RR's tracks connected East St Louis with Cincinnati and Baltimore.
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FPMRR closed.
 
1979: A Long Island Railroad train becomes the first to be operated exclusively by women.
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FPMRR open at 10:00am.
 
1833: Andrew Jackson becomes the first U.S. President to travel by rail, on the B & O line between Ellicott's Mills and Baltimore, Maryland.
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FPMRRclosed.
 
1905: The first steel mail car is placed into service on the New York, Salamanca & Chicago Railroad.
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FPMRR closed.
 
1953: Union Pacific Railroad puts first propane gas turbine locomotive in service.
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FPMRR closed.
 
1959: Operations cease on the Chicago, Aurora & Elgin Railroad.
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FPMRR closed.
 
1910: The Spokane, Portland & Seattle completes its mainline from Spokane to Portland.
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FPMRR closed.
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FPMRR closed.
 
1905: Pennsylvania Railroad's Pennsylvania Special (which later became the Broadway Limited) sets speed record of 127.2 MPH. This would stand as the all time record for steam locomotives.
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FPMRR open at 10:00am.
 
1928: The first rail detector car, invented by Elmer Ambrose Sperry is tested for the first time at Beacon, NY. The car made it possible to detect flaws in railroad tracks.
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FPMRR open at 10:00am.
 
1936: A new streamline train, the City of San Francisco, begins service.
15
FPMRR closed. 
 
 
 
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FPMRR closed.
 
1949: Gas turbine-electric locomotive demonstrated at Erie, Pennsylvania.
17
FPMRR closed.
 
1831: First steam locomotive boiler explosion in the U.S. occurs when the fireman ties down the safety valve of the Best Friend of Charleston.
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FPMRR closed.
 
1886: Transcontinental train service begins on the Canadian Pacific Railway.
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FPMRR cosed.
 
1913: The Supreme Court rules that a state may establish railroad rates within its own borders if there is no conflict with federal laws.
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FPMRR open at 10:00am.
 
1893: The first industrial railroad union, the American Railway Union, is formed with Eugene Debs elected as its first president.
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FPMRR open at 10:00am.
 
1970: Penn Central files for bankruptcy.
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FPMRR closed.
 
1972: Amtrak's first own locomotives, SDP40F's from EMD, debut on the Chicago to Los Angeles Super Chief.
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FPMRR open at 10:00am.
 
1938: New York City Mayor LaGuardia assigns 21 police to patrol subway system.
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FPMRR open at 10:00am.
 
1886: The first special train of fruit for eastern markets leaves Sacramento, California.
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FPMRR open at 10:00am.
 
1894: American Railway Union goes on strike.
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FPMRR open at 10:00am.
 
1894: Eugene Deb's American Railway Union calls on every signalman, brakeman, switchman, fireman and yardman to not handle, move, or in anyway assist in running a Pullman car or any train carrying such a car in support of the Pullman Strike.
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FPMRR open at 10:00am.
 
1861: The Central Pacific Railroad is organized in California.
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FPMRR open at 10:00am.
 
1895: First electric train service in the U.S. begins on the New Haven & Hartford Railroad on the 7-mile Nantasket Branch.
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FPMRR closed.
 
1905: President Theodore Roosevelt signs the Hepburn Act, which allows the Interstate Commerce Commission to investigate and set railroad rates.
30
FPMRR open at 10:00am.
 
1831: The Baltimore & Ohio RR becomes the first railroad to carry troops, transporting about 100 troops to Sykes Mills, Maryland to quell a riot by striking railroad workers.
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