1928 in rail transport
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This article lists events related to rail transport that occurred in 1928.
- June 13 - The first tests are performed with the first rail detector car, invented by Elmer Ambrose Sperry, in Beacon, New York.
- June 28 - The International Railway (New York – Ontario) switches to one-man crews for its trolleys in Canada.
- July 18 - Official opening of the Pau–Canfranc railway line as a trans-Pyreneen route between France and Spain, and of Canfranc International railway station in Aragon.
- September 1 - Frontier Mail express passenger service between Colaba Terminus (Bombay) and Peshawar inaugurated by Bombay, Baroda and Central India Railway.
- September 22 - Canadian Premier John Bracken drives the last spike on Canadian National Railway's line between Flin Flon and Cranberry Portage, Manitoba.
- September 28 - Third class sleeping cars are introduced on those British railways providing such a service.
- October 13 – Charfield railway disaster: London, Midland and Scottish Railway night mail train crashes into shunting goods train following signal passed at danger at Charfield in the English county of Gloucestershire: 16 killed.
- October 15 – The Loenga–Alnabru Line in Norway introduces electric traction.
- November 28 - After both the eastbound and westbound passenger trains depart, a fire is discovered in the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway's Wainwright, Alberta, station; due to problems with the local fire truck, the station is completely destroyed in the blaze.
- November 29 - The last trains on Pacific Great Eastern Railway's (predecessor of British Columbia Railway) Vancouver-Horseshoe Bay line are run.
- The Merchants Despatch purchases the Northern Refrigerator Car Line (founded by Milwaukee's Cudahy brothers) and its 1,800 cars.
- December – Great Western Railway of England commences series production at its Swindon Works of ’Hall’ Class 4-6-0 steam locomotives, of which there will eventually be 339.
Unknown date events
- The Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul, a predecessor of the Milwaukee Road, changes its name to Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific after a reorganization.
- William Sproule steps down from the presidency of the Southern Pacific Company, the parent company of the Southern Pacific Railroad. The position remains open until 1929.
- Hale Holden succeeds Henry deForest as Chairman of the Executive Committee for the Southern Pacific Company, the parent company of the Southern Pacific Railroad.
- The Boston, Revere Beach and Lynn Railroad, in Massachusetts, converts from steam locomotive power to electric power, adding motors, electrical equipment and controls to its passenger cars.
- The Atlantic Coast Line Railroad completes the last section of the Perry Cutoff, creating a more direct route between Chicago and Florida's west coast.
- The last new PRR K4s Pacific is built.
- The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway acquires the Kansas City, Mexico and Orient Railway.
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- July 30 - Job A. Edson, president of Kansas City Southern Railway 1905-1918 and 1920–1927, dies (born 1854).
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- "1904-1928 : la construction". Histoire Pau–Oleron–Canfranc. Retrieved 2012-05-20.
- Saxena, R. P. (2008). "Indian Railway History Time Line". Retrieved 2009-12-23.
- "Railway Statistics 2008" (pdf). Norwegian National Rail Administration. 2009. p. 34. Retrieved 2010-04-28.
- "Fire Destroys the GTPR Station". Wainwright Railway Preservation Society. 2004. Retrieved 2005-11-28.
- Bradley, Rodger (1988). GWR Two Cylinder 4–6–0s and 2–6–0s. Newton Abbot: David and Charles. ISBN 0-7153-8894-0.
- "The Kansas City Southern Lines". Kansas City Southern Historical Society. Retrieved 2005-08-15.