World War II Railroad Timeline
In September, a war emergency is declared in the United States.
Japan attacks Pearl Harbor on December 7, Congress declares war.
Gasoline rationing is imposed, and travelers flock to passenger trains;
Northern Pacific responds by trying to discourage civilian travel.
The last Southern Pacific cab-forward locomotive is delivered.
In August, the United States drops atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Japan surrenders.