November 2014

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All operations depend on favorable weather conditions. 1
FPMRR open at 10:00am.

Last train: 16:00.


1871: The Chicago & Alton Railroad completes the first all-steel bridge over the Missouri River at Glasgow, Missouri.
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Daylight Savings Time ends.

FPMRR open at 10:00am.

Last train: 16:00.L


1969: Last run for Kansas City Southern's Southern Belle.
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FPMRR Winter Schedule begins.

FPMRR closed.

1909: Oregon Trunk Railway (OT) incorporated.
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FPMRR closed.
 
1909: Regular train service begins on the East Broad Top Railroad.
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FPMRR closed.
 
1889: Rio Grande Southern Railroad incorporated.
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FPMRR closed.
 
1855: 68 engineers from 13 states and 45 railroads meet in Baltimore to organize the National Protective Association of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers of the United States, forming the country's first railroad union.
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FPMRR closed.
 
1970: The second longest tunnel in the U.S., the 7 mile 1327 yard Flathead Tunnel opens on the Great Northern.
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FPMRR open at 10:00am.

Last train: 16:00.

 
1905: Union Pacific's Chicago to San Francisco Overland Limited gets electric lighting.
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FPMRR open at 10:00am.

Last train: 16:00.

 
1833: Twelve passengers on the Camden & Amboy Railroad are injured in the first passenger train accident in the U.S.
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FPMRR closed.
 
1952: Supreme Court upholds decision barring segregation on interstate railroads.
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FPMRR closed.
 
1934: The Chicago, Burlington & Quincy's Pioneer Zephyr makes its first run in scheduled passenger service between Lincoln, Nebraska, and Kansas City, Missouri.
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FPMRR closed.
 
1965: Heaviest single piece of freight carried by rail, a 549.2 ton hydrocraker reactor hauled from Birmingham, Alabama to Toledo, Ohio.
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FPMRR closed.
 
1906: New York Central's New York electrification begins.
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FPMRR closed.
 
1988: Department of Transportation announces random drug testing for 90,000 railroad workers.
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FPMRR closed due to temperature.
 
1957: Longest and heaviest train (500 coal cars, 4 miles long, 42,000 tons) hauled by Norfolk and Western Railroad between Iaeger, West Virginia and Portsmouth, Ohio.
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FPMRR open at 11:00am.
 
1967: Canadian Pacific begins testing Canada's first remote-controlled mid-train diesel locomotives in regular freight service, using new Robot radio-command system.
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FPMRR closed.
 
1837: The Sandusky, believed to be the first locomotive equipped with a whistle in the US, arrives on the Mad River & Lake Erie at Sandusky, Ohio.
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FPMRR closed.
 
1883: Standard time zones (Eastern, Central, Mountain and Pacific) created, abolishing 100 different local times in use in the United States.
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FPMRR closed.
 
1891: Granville T. Woods receives patent for a third rail to operate electrified railways. This black inventor from Columbus, Ohio dedicated his life to developing a variety of inventions relating to the railroad industry and held more than 60 patents.
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FPMRR closed.
 
1850: First train operated on the Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific.
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FPMRR closed.
 
1890: First train operated on the Rio Grande Southern Railroad.
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FPMRR closed due to weather.
 
1882: Denver & Rio Grande reaches Grand Junction from Gunnison, CO.
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FPMRR open at 11:00am.

Last train: 16:00.

 
1898: Andrew Jackson Beard receives patent #594,059 for a railway car coupler. Born a slave, Beard worked in a number of occupations, including the railroad industry. This led to his improved railroad coupler, which was credited with preventing many serious injuries among railroad workers.
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FPMRR closed.

1912: First run for Pennsylvania Railroad's Broadway Limited.
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FPMRR open at 11:00am.

Last train: 16:00.


1884: The Oregon Short Line and the Oregon Railway & Navigation Company (both later forming Union Pacific's route to the northwest) join rails.
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FPMRR open at 11:00am.

Last train: 16:00.


1867: The first patent for a refrigerated car is granted to J. B. Sutherland of Detroit, Michigan.
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Thanksgiving

FPMRR closed.
 
1910: New York's Penn Station opens as world's largest railway terminal.
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FPMRR open at 11:00am.

Last train: 16:00.

 
1877: The first two foot gauge railroad in the U.S., the Bedford & Billerica Railroad, opens.
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FPMRR open at 11:00.

Last train: 16:30.


1870: The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe signs contracts to build the railroad from Atchison to Topeka, Kansas.
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FPMRR open at 11:00am.

Last train: 16:30.


1959: Passenger service ends on the Cotton Belt (St. Louis Southwestern Railroad)
All operations depend on favorable weather conditions.
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