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- September 27
- 1825 – The first steam-hauled passenger train service operates and carries up to 600 passengers, at the official opening of the Stockton and Darlington Railway (pictured) in the north of England.
- 1965 – William Stanier, Chief Mechanical Engineer of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway 1932-1944, dies (b. 1876).
- 1972 – Commemorating the opening of Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) two weeks earlier, United States President Richard Nixon rides a BART train.
- 1993 – Amtrak's worst rail accident to date occurs in the Big Bayou Conot train disaster when the westbound Sunset Limited derails on a bridge in Alabama; the cause of the accident is found to be a collision between a river barge and one of the bridge's pilings knocking the rail out of alignment on the bridge.