|Category:Rail transport timelines
- 1869 – The Central Pacific Railroad completes the final leg of the First Transcontinental Railroad in North America, connecting Sacramento to San Francisco, California.
- 1874 – Tracks of the Southern Pacific Railroad reach Bakersfield, California; work begins on the route that would eventually become the Tehachapi Loop.
- 1899 – Jōbu Railway is founded in Japan.
- 2004 – Canadian National Railway, Canadian Pacific Railway and Norfolk Southern Railway announce an operating agreement to speed shipments between eastern Canada and the eastern United States.