From TrainSpottingWorld, for Rail fans everywhere
- 1852 – The New York and Harlem Railroad opens an extension north to Chatham Four Corners with a connection to the Albany and West Stockbridge Railroad, and trackage rights northwest to Albany.
- 1897 – Pittsburg, Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad files articles of consolidation in Ohio as the company did in Pennsylvania the day before.
- 1897 – The Glasgow Subway reopens after cleanup from an accident that occurred on the system's opening day the previous December.
- 1916 – Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway introduces the Scout passenger train service between Chicago and Los Angeles.
- 1947 – Baltimore and Ohio Railroad introduces the Cincinnatian passenger train service between Baltimore, Maryland, and Cincinnati, Ohio.
- 1952 – Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway's Downholland branch, originally built as the Liverpool, Southport and Preston Junction Railway, is closed.
- 1961 – British Rail Class 42 locomotive number D830 Majestic enters regular service.
- 1987 – A private tourism firm in New Zealand leases a 29-seat single-lavatory South Island Main Trunk first class car refurbished in 1970 for the Southerner and attaches it to the Picton train calling the service the Connoisseurs' Express.