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- 1828 – Construction begins on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in Baltimore, Maryland.
- 1844 – South Devon Railway obtains its authorising Act of Parliament.
- 1851 – Groundbreaking ceremonies are held for the Pacific Railroad Company, a railroad later to become the Missouri Pacific Railroad.
- 1879 – The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad, building southwestward from Kansas, reaches Las Vegas, New Mexico.
- 1902 – Pacific Electric Railway opens its first interurban line to connect Los Angeles and Long Beach, California.
- 1954 – Budd delivers the first Château series car, Château Bienville, to Canadian Pacific Railway in Montreal.
- 1996 – SNCF's president Loïk Le Floch-Prigent is imprisoned at the Santé prison in Paris. He was accused of being part of the Elf scandal.
- 2002 – General Motors Electro-Motive Division announces that it will build new locomotives for HSBC Rail; the locomotives will be leased by CargoNet for use in Norway north of the Arctic Circle and are expected to enter service after February 2003.
- 2005 – EWS is presented with the Award for Innovation from International Freighting Weekly for the railroad's design of a new parcel cage it is using between the West Midlands and central Scotland.
- 2008 – The first test trains traverse the Thai–Lao Friendship Bridge over the Mekong River.
- 2009 – Metro Bilbao Line 2 is extended with the opening of Peñota Station and Santurtzi Station.
- 1970 – Harold Stirling Vanderbilt, heir to Cornelius Vanderbilt and president of the New York Central railroad system (b. 1884).
- 1976 – Fred Gurley, president of Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway 1944-1957 (b. 1889).
- Santa Fe Railroad (1945). Along Your Way. Chicago, Illinois: Rand McNally.
- Walker, Jim (2006). Images of Rail: Pacific Electric Red Cars. Arcadia Publishing. p. 7. ISBN 0-7385-4688-7.
- "Testing takes train into Laos". Railway Gazette International. July 7, 2008.
- "MORRILL, Anson Peaslee, (1803 - 1887)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved December 29, 2005.
- "Short and Significant: Santa Fe's Fred Gurley dies at 87". Railway Age. 177 (13): p 8. July 26, 1976.