From TrainSpottingWorld, for Rail fans everywhere
- January 13 - The San Diego Transit System in California borrows $720,000 for the purchase of additional new buses, and makes an application to the State Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to discontinue streetcar service.
- March 3 - California's Public Utilities Commission grants authority to the San Diego Transit System to abandon its remaining streetcar lines.
- March 20 - The first eastbound California Zephyr leaves San Francisco, California, bound for Chicago, Illinois, at 9:20 am.
- Fleischmann releases its first O scale model trains.