July 6 in rail transport

July 6 in rail transport


19th century

* 1881 - Kate Shelley prevented a train with 200 passengers from going over the Honey Creek Bridge after it was washed out during a flash flood near Des Moines, Iowa.

20th century

* 1942 – The first political deportees train leaves Compiègne station in France to the Auschwitz concentration camp.
* 1978 – A plastic bag of dirty linens carelessly placed against the electric heater in the vestibule of a sleeping car traveling between Penzance and London Paddington, England causes the Taunton train fire.
* 2000 – Amtrak introduces its new corporate logo to replace a logo that has been nicknamed by some as the "pointless arrow". The new logo was designed with a "shape and suggestion of movement [to] convey the comfort and uniqueness of the rail experience."

21st century


* 1884 – Harold Stirling Vanderbilt, heir to Cornelius Vanderbilt and president of the New York Central railroad system, is born (d. 1970).


* 1942 – Daniel Willard, president of Baltimore and Ohio Railroad 1910-1941, dies (b. 1861).


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