Today in RR History

1828 - Philadelphia & Columbia Railway (First state owned) authorized.
1890 - The Supreme Court rules that a Minnesota state law authorizing a commission to set rates that are not subject to judicial review is unconstitutional.
1900 - New York City Mayor Van Wyck breaks ground for the city's first subway.
1932 - New York radio station WABC makes first broadcast from a moving train, a variety show on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad in Maryland.
1967 - Last regular passenger service on the Soo Line.