Today in RR History

1925 - First production diesel-electric locomotive sold to Central Railroad of New Jersey.
1934 - The Union Pacific's six car streamlined M-10001 departs Los Angeles for a 56 hour, 55 minute transcontinental run to New York's Grand Central Terminal.
1937 - Z-6 #900 given trial run, Spokane, WA to Pasco, WA (SP&S Ry.)
1974 - Longest train on record in Canada, a 2.5 mile load of 250 grain cars, hauled from Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan to Thunder Bay, Ontario.
1993 - 47 are killed when the eastbound Sunset Limited falls off a bridge near Mobile, Alabama which had been struck by a barge in dense fog.