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FPMRR open at 10:00am..

1859: George Pullman's first sleeping car, Chicago & Alton number 9, makes its first run from Bloomington, IL to Chicago.
FPMRR open at 10:00.

1919: Congress passes bill barring railroad strikes.
FPMRR closed due to illness.
1916: The Adamson Act, which establishes an eight hour work day for all railroad employees is implemented.
FPMRR open at 10:00am.

1872: The New York Sun exposes Credit Mobilier Scandal. During the construction of the trans-continental railroad, Massachusetts Representative Oakes Ames and other directors of the Union Pacific, created a company called Credit Mobilier of America, which was used to award themselves, rich company contracts. To avoid congressional investigation, Ames distributed shares to other congressmen, Cabinet members and Vice-President Colfax. Ames is censured by the House of Representatives on 28 February 1873.
FPMRR open at 10:00am.
1961: Bangor & Arrostook ends its railway passenger service.
FPMRR open at 10:00am.

1869: First westbound train arrives in San Francisco.
Labor Day

FPMRR open at 10:00am.

1975: Amfleet cars enter service on Amtrak.
FPMRR closed.

1883: President Chester Arthur is present for the opening of the first railroad to the Pacific Northwest, the Northern Pacific Railroad, at Gold Creek, Montana.
FPMRR open at 10:00am.
1929: First air-conditioned Pullman cars go into service between Chicago and Los Angeles.
FPMRR open at 10:00am.
1995: After 93 years of service, the Broadway Limited is discontinued.
FPMRR open at 10:00am.

1950: Lima ships its last locomotive, a center cab diesel, to the Pennsylvania Railroad.
FPMRR open at 10:00am.

1952: Compartmentalized freight cars developed by the Pullman Standard Car Company and the Western Pacific Railroad are placed in service between Chicago and San Francisco.
FPMRR open at 10:00am.

1980: Amtrak's westbound Crescent is the last U.S. passenger train drawn by multiple E units.
FPMRR closed.

1891: New York Central's Empire State Express makes record run from New York City to Buffalo (436 miles) in 7 hours and 6 minutes.
FPMRR closed due to repairs,.

1922: Federal Judge James Wilkerson issues an injunction banning all strike activities against the railroads, breaking a nationwide strike by 400,000 railroad workers.
FPMRR oclosed due to repairs.
1895: First Fast Mail train departs New York's Grand Central Station.
FPMRR open at 10:00am.

1832: Seventeen months after it was formally opened, the first railroad in the Mississippi valley, the Pontchartrain RR, places its first steam engine, the Pontchartrain, into regular service.
FPMRR open at 10:00am.

1937: Canadian speed record for a steam locomotive in Canada set at 112.5 MPH by a Montreal Locomotive Works Jubilee F2a class 4-4-4.
FPMRR open at 10:00am.

1838: First patent for a railroad brake issued to Ephraim Morris of Bloomfield, NJ.
FPMRR open at 10:00am.
1984: Singer, songwriter Steve Goodman, who composed the song City of New Orleans, dies in Seattle.
FPMRR closed.

1856: Illinois Central Railroad connects Chicago to Cairo. With 700 miles of track, the railroad is the longest in the country.
FPMRR open at 10:00am.

1851: Charles Minot, Superintendent of the Erie RR, became the first railroad employee to use a telegraph in the movement of trains. His westbound train pulled into a siding at Turner (now called Harriman), New York, to allow an eastbound to pass. The eastbound train was late, so Minot went to the nearest telegraph office to find out where the train was; it hadn't yet reached Goshen, 13 miles west, so he wired ahead orders for that train to be held there for the meet. On returning to his own train, he ordered the engineer to move the train to Goshen, but the engineer refused to take such a risk, so Minot drove the train himself to Goshen where they met the errant eastbound.
FPMRR open at 10:00am.
1874: First East Broad Top train runs.
FPMRR open at 10:00am.

1869: Railroad speculators Jay Gould and Jim Fisk's attempt to corner the gold market fails
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1866: Pop safety valve patented by George W. Richardson of the Troy & Boston Railroad.
FPMRR open at 10:00am.
1877: The Southern Pacific enters Arizona at Yuma, becoming the first railroad in the Territory.
FPMRR open at 10:00am.

1864: Jesse James' gang surprise attack train: 150 killed.
FPMRR closed.

1956: C & O completes dieselization.
FPMRR open at 10L00am.

Last steam-powered run on the Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range.
FPMRR open at 10:00am.
1877: The Southern Pacific enters Arizona at Yuma, becoming the first railroad in the Territory.
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