|Covid-19|March 5 – Rebuilt Helsinki Central railway station officially opened (architect: Eliel Saarinen).
April 12 – Ryutaro Nomura succeeds Simbei Kunisawa for a second term as president of South Manchuria Railway.
May 28 – Official inauguration of electrified suburban railways in Melbourne, Australia, with first train from Flinders Street station to Sandringham and Essendon.
September 27–October 6 – Railway workers in the United Kingdom stage a strike, called by the National Union of Railwaymen.
October 17 – Madrid Metro opens.
November 15 – The golden spike is driven and construction of the San Diego and Arizona Railway is completed at a cost of $18 million.
The first passenger train of the San Diego & Arizona Railway "arrives" in San Diego from El Centro, California, for the official line opening ceremony.
The Canadian Railway War Board is reorganized as the Railway Association of Canada.
December 3 – The Quebec Bridge, operated by Canadian National Railways, opens to rail traffic after almost two decades of construction. It is 987 meters (3,238 ft) long, incorporating the longest cantilever bridge span in the world at 549 meters (1,801 ft).
December 20 – A collision on the International Railway of Maine killed 23 people.
Ralph Budd becomes president of the Great Northern Railway and becomes the youngest (40) president of any American railroad to date.
The Federal Trade Commission orders Armour & Co. to sell its produce-hauling subsidiary, Fruit Growers Express (FGE), for anti-trust reasons.
Jewett Car Company, a Newark, Ohio, producer of interurban cars and trolleys, closes after 25 years in production.
April 24 - Zhan Tianyou, Chief Engineer responsible for construction of the Imperial Peking-Kalgan Railway, the first railway constructed in China without foreign assistance (born 1861).
August 3 - Samuel W. Fordyce, president of St. Louis, Arkansas and Texas Railway 1886-1889, St. Louis Southwestern Railway 1890-1898, Kansas City Southern Railway 1900 (born 1840).
August 11 - Andrew Carnegie, steel magnate and owner of Pittsburgh Locomotive and Car Works (born 1835).
October 10 - Anatole Mallet, inventor of the Mallet locomotive type (born 1837).
1919 in rail transport Wikipedia
This article lists events related to rail transport that occurred in 1919.