August 27, 1950 As he did in 1946, Pres. Harry Truman seizes the nation’s railroads to prevent a strike, this time citing “national security” in the opening months of the Korean War.
Locomotive from 1964 New York World’s Fair
August 24, 1882 The Lake Shore & Michigan Southern leases the 97 mile Ft. Wayne, Jackson & Saginaw Railroad.
August 24, 1916 Due to several serious accidents caused by broken red lenses, the New York Central discontinues using white lights as an indication to proceed. The new color is green.
August 18, 1909 The Peoria & Eastern runs its first special passenger trains to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway from Indianapolis Union Station.
August 15, 1870 Michigan Central leases the Grand River Valley Railroad, running between Grand Rapids and Jackson MI.
August 15, 1909 The New York Central adds a Boston-Chicago car to the 20th Century Limited. The car is scheduled…