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1907 in rail transport

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1907 in rail transport

This article lists events related to rail transport that occurred in 1907.


February events

  • February - Great Western Railway of England begins production of 'Star' Class 4-6-0 locomotives at its Swindon Works, beginning a series of successful 4-cylinder designs.
  • April events

  • April 15 - William N. Page is named president of the newly formed Virginian Railway.
  • May events

  • May 18 - The Ravenswood branch of the old Northwestern Elevated system of the Chicago 'L' (today's Brown Line), opens for service between the Loop and Western and Leland Avenues in Lincoln Square.
  • June events

  • June 22 - Opening of the Charing Cross, Euston & Hampstead Railway in London, a deep tube railway which now forms part of the London Underground's Northern line.
  • June 26 - The Pennsylvania Tunnel and Terminal Railroad is formed from the merger of the Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York Railroad and the Pennsylvania, New York and Long Island Railroad; the new railroad company is chartered to build the Hudson River tunnels that will connect the Pennsylvania Railroad to Pennsylvania Station in New York City.
  • July events

  • July 1 - All New York Central Railroad services into and out of Grand Central Terminal in New York City are electrically hauled.
  • August events

  • August 29 - Due to faulty design, the cantilever bridge over the St. Lawrence River at Quebec City collapses while being built. Between 70 and 84 workers are killed. It will take 10 years to rebuild and complete the project.
  • October events

  • October 1 - Pacific Fruit Express (PFE) begins operation with a fleet of 6,600 refrigerator cars.
  • October 1 - The Empire of Japan completes the nationalization of nationwide 17 private railroads.
  • October 15–18 die as a result of the Shrewsbury rail accident on the London & North Western Railway when a sleeping car train is derailed passing through Shrewsbury station, England, at excessive speed.
  • October 27 - Union Station in Washington, DC, although still unfinished, opens.
  • November events

  • November 7 - Jesús García Corona is blown up driving a burning dynamite train away from a populated area of Nacozari, Sonora.
  • December events

  • December 14 - The Ravenswood extension on what is now the Brown Line opens between Western Avenue and the current terminal at Kimball and Lawrence Avenues in Albany Park.
  • Unknown date events

  • Government of India purchases most major railway companies and leases them back to private operators.
  • Electrification of the New York, New Haven, and Hartford Railroad: The New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad electrifies its mainline between Stamford, CT and Woodlawn, NY using a high-voltage (11 kV) AC single-phase 25 Hz overhead line system with a triangular cross-section catenary.
  • The Deepwater Railway and the Tidewater Railway combine to form the Virginian Railway.
  • Stearns Manufacturing Company is reorganized as Heisler Locomotive Works.
  • The Apalachicola Northern Railroad runs its first train northward from Apalachicola, Florida.
  • E. H. Harriman removes Stuyvesant Fish from the presidency of the Illinois Central.
  • Pennsylvania Railroad builds its third experimental electric locomotive, number 10003, the forerunner of the PRR DD1 class of locomotives.
  • The Lackawanna Railroad opens its Beaux Arts station in Hoboken, NJ, which is still in use today.
  • November births

  • November 1 - Terence Cuneo, British railway artist (died 1996).
  • May deaths

  • May 19 - Benjamin Baker, British civil engineer, designer of the Forth Railway Bridge (born 1840).
  • October deaths

  • October 3 – Jacob Nash Victor, oversaw construction for the California Southern Railroad from San Diego through Cajon Pass to Barstow, California (b. 1835).
  • References

    1907 in rail transport Wikipedia

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