- April 1 in rail transport
* 1826 – Construction begins in
Massachusettson the Granite Railway, one of the first railroads in North America, under the direction of Gridley Bryant.
* 1873 –
Eli H. Janneyfiles for a patent on "Improvement in Car-Couplings".
* 1885 – The
Southern Pacific Railroadtakes over operations of the Central Pacific Railroad.
* 1888 – The
Old Colony Railroadleases the Boston and Providence Railroadfor a period of 99 years. 20th century
* 1901 –
Atlantic Coast Line Railroadacquires the Wilmington and Weldon Railroadin North Carolina.
* 1935 – The "
Flying Yankee" trainset enters service on the Boston & Maine and Maine Central railroads between Portland, Maine, Boston, Massachusetts, and Bangor, Maine.
* 1967 – The
United States National Transportation Safety Board(NTSB) begins work.
* 1975 – The second
American Freedom Traintour begins, powered by newly restored Southern Pacific 4449, in Wilmington, Delaware.
* 1976 –
Conrailis formed by an act of Congress that merges the Central Railroad of New Jersey, Erie Lackawanna Railroad, Lehigh and Hudson River Railway, Lehigh Valley Railroad, Penn Centraland Reading Company.
* 1987 – The
Japanese National Railways(JNR) are divided and privatized. The seven companies of Japan Railways Group(JR Group) succeed the former JNR. 21st century
* 2004 –
High speed trainservice is inaugurated in Koreabetween Seouland Pusan; the trains make the trip in 2 hours and 40 minutes.
* 2005 – All former BC Rail systems and operations are fully integrated into those of the purchasing railroad,
Canadian National Railway.
* 2005 –
Kansas City Southern Railwaycompletes its controlling interest purchase of TFM.
* 2005 –
OmniTRAXpurchases Nebraska, Kansas and Colorado RailNet, Georgia and Florida RailNetand Illinois RailNetfrom North American RailNet.
2005), "Abandonments and Acquisitions", "Trains Magazine", p. 19.
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