1882 in rail transport
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This article lists events related to rail transport that occurred in 1882.
- January 1 – Opening to traffic of the Gotthard Tunnel (15 km (9.3 mi)), completing the Gotthardbahn in Switzerland.
- January 2 – Building northward from San Diego, California Southern Railroad tracks reach Fallbrook, California.
- January 9 – The first train from Cincinnati, Ohio, on the Cincinnati Northern Railway, departs for Dayton, Ohio.
- January 12 – The first train between Cincinnati, Ohio, and Dayton, Ohio, delayed by poor trackwork on the Cincinnati Northern Railway, arrives in Dayton.
- March 6 – Regular service begins on the Cincinnati Northern Railway between Cincinnati, Ohio, and Dayton, Ohio.
- March 27 – Continuing its northward construction, California Southern Railroad tracks reach Temecula, California.
- April 17 – The St. Clairsville and Northern Railway, connecting St. Clairsville to Barton, Ohio, is incorporated.
- May 15 – Lehrter Stadtbahnhof, the precursor to the current Berlin Hauptbahnhof, opens in Germany.
- July 29 – Narrow gauge Catskill Mountain Railway opens to carry passengers from Hudson River steamboats to connections at Palenville, New York to the Catskill Mountain House destination resort.
- August 21 – The first California Southern Railroad train from National City reaches Colton, California.
- August 23 – The first Canadian Pacific Railway train arrives in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.
- August 24 – The Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway leases the 97 mile (156 km) long Fort Wayne, Jackson and Saginaw Railroad.
- September 1 – The Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway begins operations over the leased Fort Wayne, Jackson and Saginaw Railroad.
- October 10 – Departure 'Train Éclair de luxe', the test train for the Express d'Orient, the later Orient Express, from Paris (Gare de Strasbourg) to Wien (return arrival at Paris on October 14).
- October 16 – The Nickel Plate Road runs its first trains over the entire system between Buffalo, New York, and Chicago, Illinois.
- October 25 – The Seney Syndicate sells the Nickel Plate Road to William H. Vanderbilt for US$7.2 million.
Unknown date events
- Spring – The Atlantic and Pacific Railroad, later to become part of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad, building westward from Albuquerque, New Mexico, reaches Canyon Diablo, Arizona.
- Transcaucasian Railway reaches Baku on the Caspian Sea.
- William Cornelius Van Horne becomes general manager of Canadian Pacific Railway.
- Minerva Car Works, later to become part of American Car and Foundry, is founded in Minerva, Ohio.
- February 4 – L. B. Billinton, Locomotive Engineer for London, Brighton and South Coast Railway 1912-1923, is born (d. 1954).
- September 19 – Oliver Bulleid, chief mechanical engineer of the Southern Railway (Great Britain) 1937–1948, born in New Zealand (d. 1970).
Unknown date deaths
- John Cooke, superintendent of Rogers Locomotive and Machine Works and founder of Cooke Locomotive Works (b. 1824).
- John P. Laird, Scottish engineer who designed and patented the two-wheel equalized leading truck for steam locomotives (b. 1826).
- Dodge, Richard V. (November 15, 1959), Perris and its Railroad: California Southern Railway history. Retrieved August 15, 2005.
- (1913), History of the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway Company. Retrieved August 23, 2005.
- Rivanna Chapter National Railway Historical Society (2005), This Month in Railroad History – August. Retrieved August 22, 2005.
- Santa Fe Railroad (1945), Along Your Way, Rand McNally, Chicago, Illinois.
- White, John H., Jr. (1968). A history of the American locomotive; its development: 1830-1880. New York, NY: Dover Publications. ISBN 0-486-23818-0.
- Marshall, John (1989). The Guinness Railway Book. Enfield: Guinness. ISBN 0-85112-359-7.
- Duke, Donald, and Kistler, Stan (1963). Santa Fe ...Steel Rails Through California. San Marino, California: Golden West Books. p. 27. ISBN 0-87095-009-6.
- Morris, J. C. (December 31, 1902). "Annual Report of the Commissioner of Railroads and Telegraphs". Retrieved April 17, 2006.
- Helmer, William F. (1970). Rip Van Winkle Railroads. Howell-North Books. p. 48. ISBN 0-8310-7079-X.
- Signor, John R. (1988). The Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroad Company; Union Pacific's Historic Salt Lake Route. San Marino, California: Golden West Books. p. 17. ISBN 0-87095-101-7.
- "Transcaucasus Railways". Trains of Turkey. Retrieved June 6, 2010.