Today in RR History

1859 - Abolitionist, John Brown attacks U.S. arsenal at Harper's Ferry and B & O's Wheeling to Baltimore Express.
1944 - Z-8 #910 makes its initial run, Portland, OR to Wishram, WA (SP&S Ry.)
1950 - Last narrow gauge train on the East Tennessee & Western North Carolina (Tweetsie)
1964 - Norfolk & Western merges Nickel Plate Road.
1973 - Ann Arbor Railroad Declares bankruptcy.