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- 1887 – The Kansas City, Fort Smith and Southern Railway, a predecessor of the Kansas City Southern Railway, is incorporated in Missouri.
- 1950 – The Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees calls a strike against the Copper Range Railroad in Michigan.
- 1974 – The Santa Fe directs Amtrak to discontinue use of the names Super Chief (which then becomes the Southwest Limited) and Texas Chief (which is renamed the Lone Star) due to a perceived reduction in the quality of service provided on the routes.
- 2005 – Amtrak discontinues the Three Rivers passenger train service between New York City and Chicago via Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
- 2007 – Marton bridge crash and subsequent fire cut the New Zealand main trunk line in two
- Evolution of the Kansas City Southern Railway Company. Kansas City Southern Historical Society (2002). Retrieved on 2008-03-07.
- Railroad History Time Line - 1950's. RRHX: Michigan's Internet Railroad History Museum. Retrieved on 2008-03-07.
- Robert E. Mohowski (2003). The New York Susuquehanna & Western Railroad. The Johns Hopkins University Press. ISBN 0-8018-7222-7.