Today in RR History

1866 - At a meeting of representatives of several railroads, the first set of rules for governing the interchange of freight cars adopted. The rules established common colors, reporting marks, and repair arrangements.
1932 - The first completely air conditioned sleeping car train begins operation on the Baltimore & Ohio.
1948 - New York City hikes subway fare from 5 cents to 10 cents.
1964 - Earthquake damaged Alaska Railroad restores freight service to Whittier.
1983 - Dedication of a new rail barge doubles the Canadian National Aqua-Train rail capacity to Alaska from Prince Rupert, B.C.