By the great Penny Vanderbilt.
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 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…
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