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- 1837 – The Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad line connecting Richmond, Virginia, and Hazel Run is extended to Fredericksburg, Maryland.
- 1865 – The Glen Cove Branch Railroad on Long Island, a predecessor of Long Island Rail Road, opens to Glen Head, New York.
- 1869 – George Westinghouse files for a patent on his improved railway air brake.
- 1896 – Construction begins on the Northwestern Elevated line of the Chicago 'L' with the first structure erected at the intersection of Fullerton and Sheffield Avenues.
- 1933 – The San Diego and Arizona Railway in California completes construction of a bypass track along the cliff at Tunnel 7 and the line is reopened to traffic.
- 1963 – 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.
- 1980 – Western Pacific Railroad president R. G. "Mike" Flannery announces that an agreement has been reached for the railroad to be controlled by Union Pacific Railroad.
- 1987 – The Disneyland Monorail System introduces its Mark V monorail trains from rebuilt Mark III trains redesigned to more closely resemble the Mark IV trains in use at Walt Disney World in Florida.
- Long Island Rail Road History. Arrt's Arrchives. Retrieved on 2008-01-22.
- Northwestern Elevated (1893-1924). Chicago "L".org. Retrieved on 2008-01-22.
- San Diego's "Impossible Railroad". San Diego Railroad Museum (2003-05-08). Retrieved on 2008-01-22.
- Young, Anthony (May 1992). "The Little Railroad That Could". The Freeman. Retrieved on 2008-02-01.
- Western Pacific History. Feather River Rail Society/Western Pacific Railroad Historical Society (2002). Retrieved on 2008-01-22.