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- January 7 – Passenger service is discontinued on the Palace Gates Line in London.
- January 23 – One of the largest strikes against an American railroad begins as a result of the Florida East Coast Railway's refusal to work with as many as 27 different unions on wage issues.
- February 3 – Florida East Coast Railway operates the first train with a supervisory crew during the strike that began on January 23.
- British Rail D0260 is retired from active service and scrapped by Birmingham Railway Carriage and Wagon Company.