From TrainSpottingWorld, for Rail fans everywhere
- January 7 – Southern Pacific Railroad diesilizes the Coast Daylight passenger train service in California.
- January 21 – Milwaukee Road discontinues through passenger train service on the Columbian.
- March 1 – The eastbound California Zephyr, while traveling through Ruby Canyon which crosses the border between Utah and Colorado, sees its first on-train birth as Peter Zars is born.
- December 30 – Grand Trunk Western Railroad operates the last mixed (freight and passenger) train from Grand Haven, Michigan.