1923 in rail transport

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Years in rail transport

This article lists events related to rail transport that occurred in 1923.

Events[edit]

January events[edit]

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July events[edit]

  • July 6 – In New Zealand, about 6:00 am on July 6, 1923, the southbound Auckland to Wellington express rounded a sharp bend and ploughed into a landslip which had fallen across the railway line near Ongarue, just north of Taumarunui. 17 passengers died, and 28 others were injured.[6]
  • July 11 – The Ofoten Line in Norway takes electric traction into use.[7]
  • July 15 – Warren G. Harding, President of the United States, drives the golden spike on the Alaska Railroad.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Bonavia, Michael R. (1980). The Four Great Railways. Newton Abbot: David & Charles. ISBN 978-0-7153-7842-7. 
  2. ^ Holt, Jeff (1985). The Grand Trunk in New England. Railfare. ISBN 978-0-919130-43-2. 
  3. ^ Clifford, David (comp) (1997). The World's Most Famous Steam Locomotive – Flying Scotsman. Swanage: Finial Publishing. ISBN 1-900467-02-X. 
  4. ^ Rivanna Chapter, National Railway Historical Society. "This Month in Railroad History – March". Archived from the original on June 23, 2007. Retrieved March 10, 2006. 
  5. ^ SteamLocomotive.com. "Norfolk and Western Class Y Locomotives". Archived from the original on November 14, 2006. Retrieved March 10, 2006. 
  6. ^ "New Zealand History Online: Today in History: July 6". History Group of the New Zealand Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Retrieved November 10, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Railway Statistics 2008" (PDF). Norwegian National Rail Administration. 2009. p. 34. Archived from the original on October 3, 2010. Retrieved April 28, 2010. 
  8. ^ "VICSIG – Locomotives – E Class Electric (1200V DC)". vicsig.net. Retrieved January 15, 2010. 
  9. ^ Wright, John; Maclean, Ian (1997). Circles Under the Clyde: a history of the Glasgow Underground. Harrow Weald: Capital Transport. ISBN 978-1-85414-190-3. 
  10. ^ "Otira Tunnel, Midland Railway". Engineering Heritage New Zealand. IPENZ. Archived from the original on 26 May 2010. Retrieved June 6, 2010. 
  11. ^ Nock, O. S. (1967). The GWR Stars, Castles & Kings. Newton Abbot: David & Charles. ISBN 978-0-7153-4743-0. 
  12. ^ "BP Amoco Timeline". Casper Star-Tribune. June 22, 2005. Retrieved June 22, 2005. 
  13. ^ "A Short History of the Lake Superior & Ishpeming Railroad". Archived from the original on 3 April 2005. Retrieved May 9, 2005. 
  14. ^ Trains News Wire (April 27, 2005). "‘Miss Southern Belle’ dies". Archived from the original on May 27, 2005. Retrieved May 4, 2005. 
  15. ^ Loy, Wesley (April 30, 2005). "Frank Turpin, railroad, oil leader, dies". Anchorage Daily News. Archived from the original on April 30, 2005. Retrieved May 4, 2005.