1893 in rail transport

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Years in rail transport

This article lists events related to rail transport that occurred in 1893.


January events[edit]

February events[edit]

  • February 4 – Official opening of main section of Liverpool Overhead Railway, the first electrified suburban line in Britain, and the first (third rail) electrified overhead railway in the world.
  • February 23 – Rudolf Diesel receives a patent for the diesel engine.

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November events[edit]

Galera railway station – world's highest in 1893
  • November 14 – The Central Railway of Peru opens the section of line from Chicla across the Andes watershed to Oroya, with a summit level at Galera of 4781 m (15,686 feet) above sea level.[7]

December events[edit]

  • December 22 – The John Bull arrives back in Washington, DC, after traveling under its own power from Chicago, Illinois.
  • December 23 – The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway enters receivership three days after the railroad's chairman died.

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Unknown date deaths[edit]


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