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- 1837 – The Northern Indiana Railroad, a predecessor of the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway, organizes its new Board of Directors following a company name change earlier in the month.
- 1861 – The Monticello Railroad is chartered in Illinois.
- 1882 – The Port Huron and Northwestern Railroad opens its line connecting Marlette and East Saginaw, Michigan.
- 1912 – The tunneling crew of Jungfraubahn in Switzerland finally breaks through the glacier in Jungfraujoch.
- 1934 – Canadian Pacific Railway receives authorization to discontinue some passenger service connecting Ottawa to Bedell and Prescott.
- 2004 – An eastbound empty Union Pacific Railroad train of autorack cars collides with a loaded train of hopper cars at about the 25th car behind the locomotives; both crewmen on the autorack train died in the accident.
- New York Central Railroad System (1913). “History of the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway Company”, Annual Report. Retrieved on 2008-02-19.
- History. Monticello Railroad Museum. Retrieved on 2008-02-19.
- Railroad History Time Line - 1880's. RRHX: Michigan's Internet Railroad History Museum. Retrieved on 2008-02-19.
- Significant dates in Ottawa railway history. Colin Churcher's Railway Pages (2007-12-16). Retrieved on 2008-02-19.
- Railroad Accident Brief: Collision of Two Union Pacific Railroad Trains, Carrizozo, New Mexico, February 21, 2004. United States National Transportation Safety Board (2006-10-31). Retrieved on 2008-01-06.