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1919 in rail transport

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1919 in rail transport

This article lists events related to rail transport that occurred in 1919.


March events

  • March 5 – Rebuilt Helsinki Central railway station officially opened (architect: Eliel Saarinen).
  • April events

  • April 12 – Ryutaro Nomura succeeds Simbei Kunisawa for a second term as president of South Manchuria Railway.
  • May events

  • May 28 – Official inauguration of electrified suburban railways in Melbourne, Australia, with first train from Flinders Street station to Sandringham and Essendon.
  • September events

  • September 27–October 6 – Railway workers in the United Kingdom stage a strike, called by the National Union of Railwaymen.
  • October events

  • October 17 – Madrid Metro opens.
  • November events

  • November 15 – The golden spike is driven and construction of the San Diego and Arizona Railway is completed at a cost of $18 million.
  • December events

  • December 1
  • 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.
  • Unknown date events

  • 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 deaths

  • 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 deaths

  • 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 deaths

  • October 10 - Anatole Mallet, inventor of the Mallet locomotive type (born 1837).
  • References

    1919 in rail transport Wikipedia

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