November 2015

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Daylight Savings Time ends.

FPMRR Winter Schedule begins.


FPMRR open at 11:00am.

1871: The Chicago & Alton Railroad completes the first all-steel bridge over the Missouri River at Glasgow, Missouri.
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FPMRR closed.

1969: Last run for Kansas City Southern's Southern Belle.
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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 open at 11:00am.
 
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 11:00am.

1905: Union Pacific's Chicago to San Francisco Overland Limited gets electric lighting.
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FPMRR closed/b>
 
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 open at 11:00am.
 
1988: Department of Transportation announces random drug testing for 90,000 railroad workers.
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FPMRR open at 11:00am.
 
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 closed.
 
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 open at 11:00am.
 
1850: First train operated on the Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific.
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FPMRR closed due to weather.
 
1890: First train operated on the Rio Grande Southern Railroad.
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FPMRR open at 11:00am..
 
1882: Denver & Rio Grande reaches Grand Junction from Gunnison, CO.
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FPMRR closed.
 
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 open at 11:00am.

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

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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Thanksgiving

FPMRR closed

1867: The first patent for a refrigerated car is granted to J. B. Sutherland of Detroit, Michigan.
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FPMRR open at 11:00am.
 
1910: New York's Penn Station opens as world's largest railway terminal.
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FPMRR open at 11:00am.
 
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

1870: The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe signs contracts to build the railroad from Atchison to Topeka, Kansas.
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FPMRR closed.

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