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- 1901 – Pennsylvania Railroad president Alexander Cassatt announces the railroad's plan to enter New York City — to tunnel under the Hudson River and to build a grand station on the West Side of Manhattan, a station that would become Pennsylvania Station.
- 1911 – Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway inaugurates its first extra-fare named passenger train, the Santa Fe De Luxe between Chicago, Illinois, and Los Angeles, California.
- 1923 – The Uwajima Railway opens its extension from Chikanaga to Yoshino in Japan.
- 1988 – Two commuter trains collide at around 8:00 AM (local time) in the Clapham Junction rail crash, on the southeast side of London, England.
- 2004 – SNCF disallows smoking on all French TGV trains.
- 2004 – Swiss Federal Railways begins the first phase of implementing its Rail2000 plan to improve service.
- 2006 – The Ghan passenger train derails in the Northern Territory of Australia after colliding with a truck at a level crossing.
- 1812 – James Grant, first president of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad 1851-1854, is born (d. 1891).
- 1849 – William Kissam Vanderbilt, heir to Cornelius Vanderbilt and president of the New York Central system (d. 1920).
- Waters, Lawrence Leslie (1950). Steel Trails to Santa Fe. University of Kansas Press, Lawrence, Kansas. p. 388.