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- 1853 – The Huntingdon and Broad Top Mountain Railroad in Pennsylvania is organized.
- 1863 – The Metropolitan Railway in London opens.
- 1873 – The Royal Arsenal 18 inch Railway in southeast London opens.
- 1919 – The British Army takes over control of the Baghdad Railway in Iraq.
- 1942 – Chicago and North Western Railway introduces new streamlined passenger train equipment on trains north of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, such as the Peninsula 400 to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
- 1954 – Santa Fe Railroad drops the fare surcharge on the Chief after Union Pacific Railroad reintroduces its all-coach Challenger train. The Santa Fe also reduces the $15.00 extra-fare charge on the Super Chief to $7.50; the barbershop, shower-bath, and coast-to-coast Pullman (which ran through to New York City by way of the Broadway Limited and the 20th Century Limited) are all discontinued. The round-end observation car is also removed from Santa Fe's San Diegan service.
- 1956 – The Chicago, Indianapolis and Louisville Railroad officially reorganizes as the Monon Railroad.
- 1983 – The Greenock and Ayrshire Railway in Scotland discontinues all passenger train services.
- "Thursday, January 10", International Herald Tribune, 2008-01-05. Retrieved on 2008-01-08.
- Railroad History Timeline - 1940's. RRHX: Michigan's Internet Railroad History Museum. Retrieved on 2008-01-08.
- On This Day in Monon History. Monon Railroad Historical-Technical Society. Retrieved on 2008-01-08.