1890 in rail transport
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This article lists events related to rail transport that occurred in 1890.
- January 28 – Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad acquires a section of the McKeesport and Belle Vernon Railroad around Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania.
- February 22 – Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railway (the "Big Four Railroad") gains control of the Peoria and Eastern Railway in southern Illinois.
- March – Émile Zola's psychological novel with a railway setting, La Bête Humaine, is published in book form.
- March 4 – The Forth Bridge across the Firth of Forth in Scotland is officially opened and its contractor, William Arrol, knighted.
- August 18 – The Kansas City Suburban Belt Railroad, a predecessor of Kansas City Southern Railway, begins operations between Kansas City and Argentine.
- August 19 – Pennsylvania Railroad subsidiary Ohio Valley Railway reorganized as the Pittsburg, Ohio Valley and Cincinnati Railroad.
- November 4 – Official opening of the City & South London Railway, earliest constituent of the Northern line of the London Underground and the first real deep-level electrified "tube" railway in the world.
- November 9 – First section of metre gauge Chemin de fer du Vivarais in southern France opens, using Mallet locomotives.
- November 26 – The Mito Railway, in Japan, operates its first freight trains.
Unknown date events
- First Class О 0-8-0 steam locomotive built for service in Russia. 9129 locomotives of this type will be built up to 1928, making it the country's most numerous.
- Hugh J. Chisholm forms the Portland and Rumford Falls Railway to link Androscoggin River papermills to the Maine Central Railroad.
- Leland Stanford begins his term as Chairman of the Executive Committee for Southern Pacific Railroad.
- Charles Francis Adams, Jr. steps down from the presidency of the Union Pacific Railroad.
- July 15 – Silas Seymour, chief engineer and/or consulting engineer for several railroads in New York in the mid- to late 19th century (b. 1817).
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- (August 31, 2005), History of Champaign-Urbana Transportation Inc.- Part 3: Railroads. Retrieved February 22, 2006.
- Thomas, John (1975). The North British Railway, vol. 2. Newton Abbot: David & Charles. ISBN 0-7153-6699-8.
- Jones, Robert C. (1999). Two Feet to Togus. Evergreen Press. p. 18. ISBN 0-9667264-1-3.
- Kansas City Southern Historical Society. "The Kansas City Southern Lines". Archived from the original on 28 August 2005. Retrieved 2005-08-15.
- Gillham, J. C. (1988). The Age of the Electric Train: Electric Trains in Britain since 1883. London: Ian Allan. ISBN 0-7110-1392-6.
- Joy, David (2012). Engines that Bend: narrow gauge articulated locomotives. Southend: Atlantic Publishers. p. 28. ISBN 978-1-902827-23-0.
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