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- 1862 – The Glastonbury to Templecombe section of the Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway opens to public traffic.
- 1881 – The Seney Syndicate meets at Seney's New York bank and organizes the New York, Chicago and St. Louis Railway Company (which would later become the Nickel Plate Road).
- 1995 – The Canadian National Railway sells the former Central Vermont Railway lines in New York and Vermont to RailTex, forming the basis for the New England Central Railroad.
- 2004 – The first freight train travels the entire north-south transcontinental railroad in Australia between Adelaide, South Australia, and Darwin, Northern Territory.
- 2015 – The Valhalla train crash, in which a train on Metro-North Railroad's Harlem Line struck a vehicle at a level crossing in Valhalla, New York, kills six people and injures 15.
- 1809 – Thomas Swann, president of Baltimore and Ohio Railroad 1847-1853, is born (d. 1883).
- 1843 – William Cornelius Van Horne, who oversaw the major construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway and who became the youngest superintendent of the Illinois Central Railroad, is born (d. 1915).
- 1853 – Samuel Morse Felton, Jr., president of Chicago and Alton Railroad 1899-1908, Chicago Great Western Railway 1909-1925 (d. 1930).
- 1930 – Charles S. Roberts, American railroad historian, is born (d. 2010).
- Confalone, Mike; Joe Posik (2005). Rails across New England 1989-1999: Volume 1-Maine, New Hampshire & Vermont. Railroad Explorer. ISBN 0-9725320-1-3.
- Trott, Bill; Heavey, Susan (4 February 2015). "Cuomo says death toll in commuter train accident revised to six". Reuters. Retrieved 4 February 2015.
- Santora, Marc; Flegenheimer, Matt (February 4, 2015). "Investigation Underway in Metro-North Train Crash". New York Times. Retrieved February 4, 2015.
- "United States Social Security Death Index," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VM8R-W2V : accessed 17 Feb 2013), Charles S Roberts, 20 August 2010; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).
- "Charles S. Roberts". Baltimore Sun. August 23, 2010.
- Rasmussen, Frederick N. (August 28, 2010). "Charles S. Roberts, train line expert, dies at 80". Baltimore Sun.