Sorry this one is a couple of days late.
March 8, 1904 Lucin Cutoff opened across the Great Salt Lake in Utah. This was an overland railroad track that went across the Great Salt Lake.
March 1, 1881: Connection between Southern Pacific and Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe at Deming, New Mexico, forming the second transcontinental route. Southern Pacific Southern Division trackage, in Southern California, Arizona, and New Mexico, was leased to Centeral Pacific for operation during this time period.
Author: William Prusso
I've been a train junkie all my life... from the first Athearn tank car my dad bought me when I was about 4 to a full 14x16 foot HO layout in my barn, an ON30 layout in my office, an N gauge layout and I just started on a Z gauge.. I've been hooked all my days.