1966 in rail transport
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|Years in rail transport|
This article lists events related to rail transport that occurred in 1966.
- January – GM introduces the EMD SD40.
- January – GE introduces the GE U28B.
- January 3 – British Rail begins full electric passenger services over the West Coast Main Line from Euston to Manchester and Liverpool with 100 mph (160 km/h) operation from London to Rugby. Services officially inaugurated April 18.
- March 7 – The Western Region of British Railways closes the former Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway to virtually all traffic.
- April 20 – The second segment, between Predeal and Câmpina, of Căile Ferate Române's (in Romania) electrification is completed.
- July 17 – The first passenger operations begin at the Illinois Railway Museum using car number 415.
- September 3 – The London Midland Region of British Railways closes the former Great Central Railway London Extension to passenger traffic between Aylesbury and Rugby Central, bringing an end to its career as "the last main line".
- October 14 – Montreal Metro inaugurated.
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- ALCO introduces the ALCO Century 415.
- The Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad removes from service and donates the General Pershing Zephyr power car to the National Museum of Transport in St. Louis, Missouri.
- Beyer, Peacock and Company of Manchester, England, turns out its last locomotives, British Rail Class 25/3 diesels.
- Norris Roy Crump returns to the presidency of Canadian Pacific Railway for a short period, succeeding Robert A. "Bob" Emerson. Crump, in turn, is succeeded by Ian David Sinclair.
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- White, John H., Jr. (Spring 1986), America's most noteworthy railroaders, Railroad History, Railway and Locomotive Historical Society, 154, p. 9–15.
- Nock, O. S. (1965). Britain's New Railway: Electrification of the London-Midland main lines from Euston to Birmingham, Stoke-on-Trent, Crewe, Liverpool and Manchester. Shepperton: Ian Allan.OCLC 59003738
- Atthill, Robin (1967). The Somerset & Dorset Railway. Newton Abbot: David & Charles. ISBN 0-7153-4312-2.
- Illinois Railway Museum (May 5, 2005). "History of the IRM". Retrieved November 7, 2005.
- "Railway Archive". Archived from the original on 4 August 2007. Retrieved July 31, 2007.
- Hills, R. L.; Patrick, D. (1982). Beyer, Peacock, locomotive builders to the world. Glossop: Venture Publications. ISBN 1-898432-05-8.
- President and Fellows of Harvard College (2004). "20th century great American business leaders – Martin W. Clement". Archived from the original on 5 February 2005. Retrieved February 23, 2005.