Today in RR History

1935 - The world's longest railroad bridge, the Huey P. Long Bridge in New Orleans, Louisiana, opens. The 23,235-foot bridge crosses the Mississippi River.
1941 - Union Pacific removes first streamliner (M-10000) from service.
1943 - Derailment and collision of Atlantic Coast Line's Tamiami Champions kill 72 at Lumberton, NC.
1967 - Delaware & Hudson buys four Santa Fe Alco PA's.