Today in RR History

1881 - Kansas City, St. Joseph & Burlington Railway chartered. In 1901 it became part of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy.
1893 - The Walter Mains Circus train derails at Little Horseshoe Curve, near Tyrone, Pennsylvania. The derailment kills 6 people an 100 animals.
1911 - First Milwaukee Road Olympian arrives at Deer Lodge, Montana.
1953 - Cedar Rapids & Iowa City Railway discontinues passenger service and converts from electric to diesel power.