The railway station in Aintree, England (famed for its racecourse), photographed on the 12th of June, 1959.
The London and North Western Railway station in Birmingham, England was formally opened on the 1st of June, 1854.
It is seen below in an image thought to be from around 1885.
These images show the first passenger train to Penticton, Canada on the 31st of May, 1915.
Penticton, located in British Columbia, was connected by the Kettle Valley Railway. The railway has since fallen into disuse.
This image was taken on the 30th of May, 1896, when construction on the Uganda Railway began.
The project was started in British East Africa, and many of the workers were brought over from India. Several thousand chose to stay on in Africa after the work was done.
Despite its name, the railway was in in what is now Kenya, with Uganda being the destination.
A nationwide railway strike in the United States, which came to be known as the Pullman Strike, occurred on the 11th of May, 1894.
Considered a revolutionary moment for labour laws in America, nearly 4000 workers for the Pullman Company refused to work after a reduction in their wages.
The image below shows workers protesting outside the Arcade Building in Pullman, Chicago.
The clipper Hereward wrecked on Maroubra Beach, south of Sydney, on the 7th of May, 1898. This photograph of the scene was taken by Arthur Wigram Allen, lawyer and enthusiastic amateur photographer.
The last spike of Canada’s Grand Trunk Pacific Railway is driven in at Fort Fraser on the 7th of April, 1914.