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- December 24
- 1910 – The Hawes Junction train disaster occurs when a busy signalman forgets about a pair of bank engines waiting at his starting signal and he then allows two trains into the one block section.
- 1953 – In the Tangiwai disaster (memorial pictured), the Tangiwai Railway Bridge collapses as the overnight express train between Wellington and Auckland, New Zealand, passes over it; the bridge supports had been weakened by a lahar (a volcanic ash and debris filled flash flood) a few minutes before the train passed.
- 2006 – Osaka Municipal Subway in Japan opens the Imazatosuji Line (今里筋線 Imazatosuji-sen?) running from Itakano Station in Higashiyodogawa-ku to Imazato Station in Higashinari-ku.
- 2007 – George Warrington, president of Amtrak 1998-2002, executive director of New Jersey Transit 2002-2007, dies (b. 1952).