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1915 in rail transport

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1915 in rail transport

This article lists events related to rail transport that occurred in 1915.


January events

  • January 1 – The Ilford rail crash in England kills ten.
  • January 15 – The final spike is driven on the transcontinental Canadian Northern Railway at Basque, British Columbia.
  • March events

  • March 7 – San Diego's Union Station officially opens, ushering in a new era of rail transport for the City.
  • March 15 – The Chicago, Indianapolis and Louisville Railway, later known as the Monon Railroad, acquires control of the Chicago and Wabash Valley Railroad.
  • April events

  • Baldwin Locomotive Works delivers the first of 280 Péchot-Bourdon locomotives for the French trench railways on the Western Front (World War I).
  • April 15 – Musashino Railway Line, Ikebukuro of Tokyo to Hannō route officially completed in Japan.(as predecessor of Seibu Ikebukuro Line)
  • April 20 – The Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway enters receivership with J. M. Dickinson and H. U. Mudge appointed as receivers.
  • May events

  • May 8 – Schwyzer Strassenbahnen (SStB) opens connecting Ibach, Schwyz, and Brunnen Schifflände, Switzerland.
  • May 22 – In the Quintinshill rail crash, four trains including a troop train collide, the accident and ensuing fire causing 226 fatalities and injuring 246 people at Quintinshill, Gretna Green, Scotland; the accident is blamed on negligence by the signalmen during a shift change at a busy junction.
  • June events

  • June 22 – BMT Sea Beach Line opens as a New York City Subway line and AB Standard cars enter service.
  • August events

  • August 1 – Estación Retiro in Buenos Aires, Argentina, opens.
  • August 14 – The Weedon rail crash in England kills ten.
  • August 28 – The first train operates over the regauged Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway using 15 in (381 mm) gauge equipment.
  • September events

  • September 11 – The Pennsylvania Railroad begins electrified commuter rail service between Paoli and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, using overhead AC trolley wires for power.
  • September 14 – The funeral train for William Cornelius Van Horne departs Windsor Station (Montreal) at 11:00 AM bound for Joliet, Illinois; the train is pulled by CP 4-6-2 no. 2213.
  • October events

  • October 1 – Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway introduces the Navajo passenger train in San Francisco-Los Angeles-Chicago service as a replacement for the Tourist Flyer.
  • October 27 – Keihan Electric Railway Line, Tenmabashi of Osaka via Hirakata to Sanjo of Kyoto route officially complete in Japan.
  • December events

  • December 16 – William Kissam Vanderbilt is found to be in violation of antitrust laws in the United States because the New York Central owns a controlling interest in the Nickel Plate Road, both of which Vanderbilt owns.
  • December 17 – The St Bedes Junction rail crash in England kills nineteen people.
  • Unknown date events

  • First Russian locomotive class Ye 2-10-0s built in North America. By the end of World War II, more than three thousand will have been built to the same basic design.
  • December births

  • December 10 – William N. Deramus III, president of Chicago Great Western Railway 1949-1957, Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad 1957-1961, Kansas City Southern Railway 1961-1973, is born (died 1989).
  • Unknown date births

  • Carl Fallberg, cartoonist who created Fiddletown & Copperopolis (died 1996).
  • May deaths

  • May 20 – Charles Francis Adams, Jr., president of the Union Pacific Railroad 1884–1890 (born 1835).
  • September deaths

  • September 11 – William Cornelius Van Horne, oversaw the major construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway, youngest superintendent of Illinois Central Railroad (born 1843).
  • References

    1915 in rail transport Wikipedia

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