Today in RR History

1882 - Denver & Rio Grande reaches Utah border. Because the D&RG had no charter to operate in Utah, William Palmer incorporated the mileage in that state separately as the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railway.
1898 - Colorado & Southern incorporates.
1906 - James J. Hill acquires A&CR for the P&S
1911 - California Western line completed.
1977 - Milwaukee Road files bankruptcy.