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  • January 31 - Amtrak reduces the length of the Silver Meteor passenger train service moving the Florida west coast terminus from St. Petersburg to Tampa, Florida.


  • February 15 - The state of Michigan purchases 342 miles of track and right of way from Penn Central.[1]


  • May 2 - Dr. Heinz Riesenhuber presides over the opening of the first H-Bahn system to enter regular service, a line that connects the north and south campuses of Dortmund University.

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  • Operations begin on the first section of the Qingzang railway between Xining and Golmud in China.


  1. Railroad History Time Line - 1980's. RRHX: Michigan's Internet Railroad History Museum. Retrieved on 2008-02-13.