1897 in rail transport

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Years in rail transport

This article lists events related to rail transport that occurred in 1897.

Events[edit]

March events[edit]

May events[edit]

June events[edit]

June 11 – The Welshampton rail crash in England kills 11.

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October events[edit]

  • October 3 – The world famous Union Loop Elevated (2.0 miles/3.2 km) in downtown Chicago is opened for traffic. Lake Street Elevated trains are routed around the circuit initially, Metropolitan West Side Elevated train began using the Loop on October 11, and South Side Elevated trains began using the Loop on October 18.[8]
  • October – Construction begins in Djibouti City on the Addis Ababa - Djibouti Railway.

November events[edit]

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Unknown date events[edit]

Births[edit]

February births[edit]

November births[edit]

Unknown date births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

April deaths[edit]

May deaths[edit]

July deaths[edit]

September deaths[edit]

October deaths[edit]

December deaths[edit]

Unknown date deaths[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Good, Mike (May 9, 1999). "Corporate History: St. Louis – San Francisco Railway Company". Archived from the original on 17 July 2005. Retrieved July 10, 2005. 
  3. ^ New York Central Railroad (1913). "History of the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway Company". Retrieved July 18, 2005. 
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  6. ^ Trans-Siberian Web Encyclopedia (2004). "Stages of Great Siberian Way construction". Retrieved August 28, 2005. 
  7. ^ Busbey, T. Addison (ed.) (1906). The Biographical Directory of the Railway Officials of America, Edition of 1906. Chicago, Illinois: Railway Age. p. 666. 
  8. ^ Chicago "L".org. "Metropolitan West Side Elevated". Retrieved October 11, 2005. 
  9. ^ Vallance, H. A. (1963). The Highland Railway. Dawlish: David & Charles. 
  10. ^ Randsburg Railway – History. Retrieved December 27, 2005.
  11. ^ Japan Railway & Transport Review No. 29 – retrieved October 26, 2006
  12. ^ Balkwill, Richard; Marshall, John (1993). The Guinness Book of Railway Facts and Feats (6th ed.). Enfield: Guinness Publishing. ISBN 0-85112-707-X. 
  13. ^ Best, Gerald M. (1968). Mexican Narrow Gauge. Howell-North. 
  14. ^ "Ajalugu" (in Estonian). Eesti Raudtee. Retrieved 23 April 2012. 
  15. ^ University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Archives, Wayne A. Johnston Papers, 1945–1967. Retrieved February 9, 2006.