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- January 2 – Tacoma Municipal Railway in Washington begins streetcar operations.
- January 6 – Canadian Pacific Railway begins using the Grand Trunk Central Station instead of the Broad Street Station in Ottawa for trains on the Waltham Branch.
- January 10 – The British Army takes over control of the Baghdad Railway in Iraq.
- August 3 – Samuel W. Fordyce, president of St. Louis, Arkansas and Texas Railway 1886-1889, St. Louis Southwestern Railway 1890-1898, and Kansas City Southern Railway in 1900, dies (b. 1840).
- The Davington Light Railway closes.
- Wimla, David (2003-01-20). Tacoma Municipal Railway streetcar service begins on January 2, 1919. HistoryLink. Retrieved on 2008-01-02.
- Significant dates in Ottawa railway history. Colin Churcher's Railway Pages (2007-12-16). Retrieved on 2008-01-05.
- "Thursday, January 10", International Herald Tribune, 2008-01-05. Retrieved on 2008-01-08.
- (July 1950) "The Kansas City Southern Lines". KCS Newsfolder. Retrieved on 2008-02-07.
- Fordyce, Jim (1999). Samuel Wesley Fordyce Biography. Fordyce.org. Retrieved on 2008-02-07.