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March 19, 1845

Boston and Maine Railroad Extension, which was incorporated in a dispute with the Boston and Lowell Railroad over trackage rights rates in Massachusetts, is merged into Boston and Maine Railroad.

March 19, 1889

The Railway Mail Service expanded from 8 to 11 divisions

March 19, 1917

The Adamson Act, eight hour day for railroad workers, is ruled constitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court.
 
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March 22, 1872

The Seattle Coal & Transportation Company begins operating Seattle's first railroad.

March 22, 1967

Jersey Central files for bankruptcy.

March 22, 1972

Penn Central raises $114,360 in 3 day memorabilia auction in an effort to raise revenue.
 
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