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1884 in rail transport

This article lists events related to rail transport that occurred in 1884.

Contents

February events

  • February 22 - Brooks Locomotive Works completes its 1,000th new steam locomotive.
  • March events

  • March 17 - The Southern Pacific Railroad is incorporated in Kentucky.
  • March - Central Pacific Railroad's El Gobernador, at the time the largest locomotive in the world, enters service.
  • April events

  • April 2 – Melton railway station opens in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
  • April 26 – The British-owned Buenos Aires Great Southern Railway opens Bahía Blanca Sud railway station in Argentina.
  • May events

  • May 1 – Nippon Railroad Line, Ueno of Tokyo to Takasaki of Gunma Prefecture route officially completed in Japan.(as predecessor of Takasaki Line)
  • June events

  • June 11 - The Pine Bluff and Swan Lake Railway, in Arkansas (later to become part of the Cotton Belt Railroad), is incorporated.
  • July events

  • July 23 - The Iron Railroad in Ohio is reincorporated as the Iron Railway.
  • September events

  • September 15 - Opening of first railway in Serbia, from Belgrade to Niš (243 km (151 mi)).
  • September 20 - Opening of the Arlberg Railway Tunnel (10.25 km (6.37 mi)), completing the Arlberg railway in Austria, the main east–west rail link through the Alps.
  • October events

  • October - John King succeeds Hugh J. Jewett as president of the Erie Railroad.
  • November events

  • November 13 - The Hagener Straßenbahn-Gesellschaft in Hagen, Germany, opens its first 2 km (1.2 mi) long horse-car line.
  • November 28 - Northern Pacific Railroad establishes the town of Pasco, Washington, at the junction of its lines between Seattle, Tacoma, Spokane, and Portland, Oregon.
  • December events

  • December 10 - Narrow gauge Franklin and Megantic Railway opens to Kingfield, Maine.
  • Unknown date events

  • Summer - The Atlantic and Pacific Railroad, later to become part of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, completes its connection between Needles and Mojave, California.
  • The Santa Fe Refrigerator Despatch (SFRD) is established as a subsidiary of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway.
  • The Smithsonian Institution acquires the John Bull from the Pennsylvania Railroad as the museum's first example of railroad technology.
  • Charles Francis Adams, Jr. becomes president of the Union Pacific Railroad.
  • July births

  • July 6 - Harold Stirling Vanderbilt, heir to Cornelius Vanderbilt and president of the New York Central railroad system (d. 1970).
  • September births

  • September 11 – Robert Eastman Woodruff, president of Erie Railroad 1939-1949, is born (d. 1957).
  • December births

  • December 9 - Ernest Lemon, Chief Mechanical Engineer (1931–1932) and later Vice President for the London, Midland and Scottish Railway (d. 1954).
  • March deaths

  • March 23 – Henry C. Lord, president of Indianapolis and Cincinnati Railroad in the 1850s, president of Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway 1868-1869, founding president of Indianapolis Belt Railroad in 1873 (b. 1824).
  • May deaths

  • May 17 - George Muirson Totten, chief construction engineer for the Panama Railway (b. 1808).
  • September deaths

  • September 4 - Wilhelm Engerth, German steam locomotive designer (b. 1814).
  • September 26 - John W. Garrett, president of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad 1858– (b. 1820).
  • Unknown date deaths

  • Wendel Bollman, American designer of the Bollman Truss Railroad Bridge (b. 1814).
  • References

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