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1913 in rail transport

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1913 in rail transport

This article lists events related to rail transport that occurred in 1913.

Contents

January events

  • January 13 - Julius Kruttschnitt leaves Union Pacific Railway and succeeds Robert S. Lovett as Chairman of the Executive Committee for the Southern Pacific Railroad.
  • February events

  • February 1 - New York City's Grand Central Terminal opens as the world's largest train station to date.
  • May events

  • May 7 - Tracklaying begins on the Graysonia, Nashville and Ashdown Railroad (a predecessor of Kansas City Southern Railway) between Murfreesboro and Shawmut, Arkansas.
  • July events

  • July 2 - General Electric produces a gas-electric locomotive which is sold to the Electric Line of Minnesota as its #100 Dan Patch.
  • July 15 - Opening of the Bern–Lötschberg–Simplon railway's Lötschberg railway line in Switzerland, including the 14.6 km (9.1 mi) Lötschberg Tunnel.
  • August events

  • August 1 - The Alton and Southern Railroad is formed through the merger of the Alton and Southern Railroad Company, the Denverside Connecting Railroad and the Alton and Southern Railway.
  • August 13 - Stainless steel (which will soon be used to construct passenger car bodies) is invented by Harry Brearley in Sheffield.
  • August 21 - Construction begins on the Morrisburg and Ottawa Electric Railway just south of Billings Bridge, Ottawa.
  • September events

  • September 1 – Howard Elliott succeeds Charles Sanger Mellen as president of New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad.
  • September 2 – Traveling at 40 miles per hour (64 km/h) in heavy fog north of New Haven, Connecticut, the White Mountain Express crashes through two cars of the Bar Harbor Express and overturns a third coach, killing 21 and injuring 50.
  • October events

  • October 20 - The Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad's tracks reach Casper, Wyoming, making Casper the busiest rail junction in Wyoming.
  • December events

  • December 1 - First section of Buenos Aires Metro opened, the earliest metro system in the Southern Hemisphere or the Hispanophone world, and the southernmost.
  • December 18 - Korekimi Nakamura steps down as president of South Manchuria Railway.
  • December 19 - Ryutaro Nomura succeeds Korekimi Nakamura as president of South Manchuria Railway.
  • Unknown date events

  • The Nickel Plate Road completes its grade separation project in Cleveland, Ohio.
  • The Supreme Court of the United States orders the Union Pacific Railroad to sell all of its stock in the Southern Pacific Railroad.
  • ALCO ceases new steam locomotive production at the former Rogers Locomotive Works plant in Paterson, New Jersey; ALCO continues producing new locomotives at its other plants.
  • First examples of Class 140 C steam locomotives delivered to Chemins de Fer de l'État in France; 340 will eventually be built.
  • The world’s first rail vehicle with diesel-electric transmission, and the first diesel of any type in regular revenue main line service, a 75 bhp (56 kW) railcar built by Atlas-Deva/Asea, enters service on the Södermanland Mellersta Railway in Sweden. It will remain in use until 1939.
  • The Butte, Anaconda and Pacific Railway, a copper ore-hauling short line in Montana, electrifies using a 2,400 Volts DC system engineered by General Electric, the first primarily freight railroad in North America to electrify.
  • First on-train cinema set up, on the Trans-Siberian Railway.
  • William Finley is succeeded by Fairfax Harrison as president of the Southern Railway.
  • Mary Averell Harriman, wife of the late Edward H. Harriman, creates the E. H. Harriman Award to recognize outstanding achievements in railway safety.
  • April births

  • April 21 - Richard Beeching, chairman of the British Railways Board 1961–1965 (died 1985).
  • December births

  • December 27 - Ian David Sinclair, president of Canadian Pacific Railway 1969-1981, is born (died 2006).
  • March deaths

  • March 31 - J. P. Morgan, American financier who helped to finance United States Steel Corporation (born 1837).
  • April deaths

  • April 22 - John Saxby, English railway signalling engineer (born 1821).
  • May deaths

  • May 20 - Henry Morrison Flagler, visionary and builder of the Florida East Coast Railway (born 1830).
  • September deaths

  • September 25 - Herbert William Garratt, English steam locomotive builder and inventor of the Garratt locomotive type (born 1864).
  • References

    1913 in rail transport Wikipedia


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