Today in RR History

1837 - The Sandusky, believed to be the first locomotive equipped with a whistle in the US, arrives on the Mad River & Lake Erie at Sandusky, Ohio.
1889 - First daily railroad service to the Pacific Coast, without a change was between Chicago and Portland, OR, and between Chicago and San Francisco, Calif., on the Union Pacific Railroad.
1908 - Vancouver, WA to Portland, OR service begins (SP&S Ry.)