2008 in rail transport

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Years in rail transport

This article lists events related to rail transport that occurred in 2008.

Events[edit]

By month[edit]

January events[edit]

February events[edit]

March events[edit]

April events[edit]

May events[edit]

June events[edit]

  • June 2–June 6 AfricaRail 2008 Conference.[6]

July events[edit]

August events[edit]

Tornado, August 2008

September events[edit]

October events[edit]

November events[edit]

December events[edit]

By season[edit]

Summer events[edit]

Unknown date events[edit]

Accidents[edit]

Deaths[edit]

March deaths[edit]

Industry awards[edit]

Japan[edit]

Awards presented by the Japan Railfan Club

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'one' Railway to vanish as National Express begins major rebranding exercise" (PDF). Railway Herald. 2007-11-17. p. Page 9. Archived from the original on 2007-11-27. Retrieved 2007-11-17. 
  2. ^ Clinnick, Richard (March 12–25, 2008). "NX ditches 'one' brand with East Anglian overhaul promise". Rail 587: 12–13. 
  3. ^ "Setback for new Wrexham service". Railway Magazine 153 (1273): 12. May 2007. 
  4. ^ "New direct rail service launches this April". Wrexham & Shropshire. Archived from the original on June 1, 2008. Retrieved 2008-04-02. 
  5. ^ Clinnick, Richard (May 7–20, 2008). "40 years on – Wrexham and Shropshire takes to the rails". Rail 591: 6–7. 
  6. ^ Africa Rail 2008 - programme
  7. ^ "China launches high-speed train". BBC News. 2008-08-01. Archived from the original on 2 August 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-01. 
  8. ^ "China opens Beijing-Tianjin railway one week ahead of Olympics". Xinhua. 2008-08-01. Archived from the original on 6 August 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-01. 
  9. ^ Fletcher, Hannah (2008-08-01). "China inaugurates 220mph fastest rail service in world in time for Olympics". Times Online (London). Retrieved 2008-08-01. 
  10. ^ "A1 Steam Locomotive Trust". Retrieved 2008-08-27. 
  11. ^ Associated Press (reprinted by the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen, February 16, 2005), Phoenix begins work on light rail. Retrieved February 16, 2005.
  12. ^ Valley Metro. "Construction schedule". Archived from the original on 2006-09-23. Retrieved 2006-09-20. 
  13. ^ Holstege, Sean (2006-06-30). "Plan has light rail on track". Arizona Republic. Retrieved 2008-02-26. 
  14. ^ CRI Online (December 28, 2005), Building of Railway Hub in SW China Started. Retrieved December 29, 2005.[dead link]
  15. ^ Xinhua (September 25, 2005), France to fund Vietnam in upgrading busiest railway route. Retrieved September 27, 2005.
  16. ^ Lefkovits, Etgar; Jerusalem Post (February 8, 2006), Jerusalem-TA high-speed railway to be online in 2010. Retrieved February 8, 2006.
  17. ^ "Construction of intercity light railway to begin in St Pete in 2008". ITAR-TASS. 2007-03-06. Archived from the original on September 30, 2007. Retrieved 2007-03-06. 
  18. ^ "Govt considers railway links with central Asia". Retrieved 1 August 2007. 
  19. ^ Goldfarb, Jeffrey; Reuters (2007-09-05). "CP Rail to Buy DM&E For At Least $1.5 Billion". nytimes.com. Retrieved 2007-09-05. [dead link]
  20. ^ "Investor Fact Sheet" (PDF). CP Rail. 2007-09-04. Archived from the original on 2007-09-26. Retrieved 2007-09-05. 
  21. ^ "Canadian Pacific announces agreement to acquire DM&E Railroad" (Press release). CP Rail. 2007-09-04. Archived from the original on 28 September 2007. Retrieved 2007-09-05. [dead link]
  22. ^ "John Shedd Reed, rail executive". San Jose Mercury News. Associated Press. 2008-03-17. Retrieved 2008-03-17. 
  23. ^ Shah, Tina (2008-03-17). "John Shedd Reed, 1917 - 2008". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2008-03-17.