Today in RR History

1902 - J.P. Morgan meets with President Theodore Roosevelt in hopes of heading off an anti-trust suit against his Northern Securities firm, a holding company that controlled the Northern Pacific, Great Northern and Burlington Railroads. Morgan tells the President, If we have done anything wrong, send your man to our man and they can fix it up. Roosevelt tells him That can't be done.
1947 - Streamlined passenger cars begin service on Nos. 1 & 2 (SP&S Ry.)
1947 - The first post-war streamlined train, Great Northern's new Empire Builder, is introduced.