1957 in rail transport
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This article lists events related to rail transport that occurred in 1957.
- January 1 – The Chicago and North Western Railway leases the Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha Railway (the Omaha Road).
- January 12 – Operations of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway's Super Chief and El Capitan passenger trains are combined during off-peak seasons.
- January 22 – Last day of steam locomotive operations on the Southern Pacific Railroad.
- March 17 – The Milwaukee Road operates its last steam locomotive.
- March 29 – The New York, Ontario and Western Railway is abandoned, the largest single railroad abandonment in the United States (541 mi (871 km)).
- March 29 – The Central Vermont Railway dieselizes.
- May 7 – The Flying Yankee trainset is retired from revenue service on the Boston & Maine and Maine Central railroads.
- May 17 – Canadian National Railway opens a new track alignment between Toronto and Montreal to make way for construction of the St. Lawrence Seaway.
- June 2 – First Trans Europ Express diesel trains run on the continent.
- June 6 – Pere Marquette Railroad steam locomotive 4-8-2 number 1225 is given to Michigan State University for display on campus.
- July 3 – The Chicago Aurora and Elgin Railroad abruptly ceases to carry passengers at 12:13pm.
- July 11 – Southern Pacific Railroad’s Colton Cutoff around Los Angeles is opened to traffic.
- July 27 – The Musquodoboit Railway ends steam locomotive operations with a round trip between Dartmouth and Upper Upper Musquodoboit, Nova Scotia, behind CN number 3409.
- September 7 – The Pennsylvania Railroad discontinues the Morning Steeler passenger train between Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Cleveland, Ohio.
- October 31 – Canadian National Railway receives authorization to operate the former New York Central Railroad (NYC) lines in Ottawa, Ontario, to reach industries that were originally served by NYC.
- November 1 – Class I railroads report they roster 27,108 diesel and 2,697 steam locomotives. An additional 721 steam locomotives are in storage.
- William N. Deramus III becomes president of the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad.
- Estación Federico Lacroze in Buenos Aires, Argentina, opens.
- The California State Legislature establishes the five-county San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District.
- Pandrol clip patented by Norwegian railway engineer Per Pande Rolfsen.
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- March 9 – Robert Whitelegg, locomotive superintendent for London, Tilbury and Southend Railway 1910-1912, and for Glasgow and South Western Railway 1918-1923, general manager of Beyer, Peacock and Company 1923-1929, dies (b. 1871).
- Colin Churcher's Railway Pages (September 7, 2005), Significant dates in Ottawa railway history. Retrieved October 31, 2005.
- Katy Railroad Historical Society, Katy Frequently Asked Questions. Retrieved February 9, 2005.
- Smith, Ivan (1998), Significant Dates in Nova Scotia's Railway History (After 1950). Retrieved July 22, 2005.
- Diebert, Timothy S. and Strapac, Joseph A. (1987). Southern Pacific Company Steam Locomotive Conpendium. Shade Tree Books. ISBN 0-930742-12-5. p 178.
- Balkwill, Richard; Marshall, John (1993). The Guinness Book of Railway Facts and Feats (6th ed.). Enfield: Guinness Publishing. ISBN 0-85112-707-X.
- "Significant dates in Canadian railway history". Colin Churcher's Railway Pages. 2006-03-17. Archived from the original on 27 April 2006. Retrieved 2006-05-17.
- Rivanna Chapter, National Railway Historical Society (2005). "This Month in Railroad History: August". Retrieved 2006-08-25.
- "e-CLIP". Pandrol. 2007. Retrieved 2011-11-11.