1997 in rail transport

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Years in rail transport

This article lists events related to rail transport that occurred in 1997.

Events[edit]

January events[edit]

March events[edit]

April events[edit]

May events[edit]

June events[edit]

August events[edit]

September events[edit]

October events[edit]

November events[edit]

December events[edit]

  • December – Illinois RailNet is formed.
  • 10 December – Inauguration of the 2nd and last part of the Belgian High Speed Line 1 (HSL 1 – Antoing<>Lembeek) by King Albert II.
  • 14 December – Belgian High Speed Line 1 (HSL 1) put into service, reducing the travel time Brussels<>Paris to 1h25 and Brussels<>London to 2h36.

Unknown date events[edit]

Accidents[edit]

Deaths[edit]

Awards[edit]

North America[edit]

1997 E. H. Harriman Awards
Group Gold medal Silver medal Bronze medal
A Norfolk Southern Railway    
B      
C      
S&T      
Awards presented by Railway Age magazine

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Passenger train operating companes: who bought what". Railway Magazine: p. 20. April 1997. 
  2. ^ Union Pacific Railroad, Chronological History. Retrieved 3 March 2006.
  3. ^ Tsing Ma Bridge at Structurae
  4. ^ Skeats, William J. (April–June 2005). "The New York & Atlantic Railway". The Railroad Press 65: 32. 
  5. ^ "GO celebrates 40 years of success" (Press release). CNW Group. 23 May 2007. Retrieved 20 May 2010. 
  6. ^ Union Pacific Railroad. "Union Pacific Chronological History". Archived from the original on 10 August 2006. Retrieved 25 August 2006. 
  7. ^ "Project Rheilffordd Eryri". Archived from the original on 5 September 2007. Retrieved 13 July 2007. 
  8. ^ "Rail Safety Investigation Report 1998001 - Coal Train Collision". Australian Transport Safety Bureau, Department of Transport and Regional Services, Government of Australia. Retrieved 9 June 2007. 
  9. ^ "Australian Southern Railroad". Australian Railway Historical Society Bulletin: 283–284. August 2000. ISSN 0005-0105.