1884 in rail transport
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|Years in rail transport|
This article lists events related to rail transport that occurred in 1884.
- 1 Events
- 2 Births
- 3 Deaths
- 4 References
- March 17 - The Southern Pacific Railroad is incorporated in Kentucky.
- March - Central Pacific Railroad's El Gobernador, at the time the largest locomotive in the world, enters service.
- April 2 – Melton railway station opens in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
- April 26 – The British-owned Buenos Aires Great Southern Railway opens Bahía Blanca Sud railway station in Argentina.
- May 1 – Nippon Railroad Line, Ueno of Tokyo to Takasaki of Gunma Prefecture route officially completed in Japan.(as predecessor of Takasaki Line)
- June 11 - The Pine Bluff and Swan Lake Railway, in Arkansas (later to become part of the Cotton Belt Railroad), is incorporated.
- September 15 - Opening of first railway in Serbia, from Belgrade to Niš (243 km (151 mi)).
- September 20 - Opening of the Arlberg Railway Tunnel (10.25 km (6.37 mi)), completing the Arlberg railway in Austria, the main east–west rail link through the Alps.[page needed]
- November 13 - The Hagener Straßenbahn-Gesellschaft in Hagen, Germany, opens its first 2 km (1.2 mi) long horse-car line.
- November 28 - Northern Pacific Railroad establishes the town of Pasco, Washington, at the junction of its lines between Seattle, Tacoma, Spokane, and Portland, Oregon.
Unknown date events
- Summer - The Atlantic and Pacific Railroad, later to become part of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, completes its connection between Needles and Mojave, California.
- The Santa Fe Refrigerator Despatch (SFRD) is established as a subsidiary of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway.
- The Smithsonian Institution acquires the John Bull from the Pennsylvania Railroad as the museum's first example of railroad technology.
- Charles Francis Adams, Jr. becomes president of the Union Pacific Railroad.
- July 6 - Harold Stirling Vanderbilt, heir to Cornelius Vanderbilt and president of the New York Central railroad system (d. 1970).
- December 9 - Ernest Lemon, Chief Mechanical Engineer (1931–1932) and later Vice President for the London, Midland and Scottish Railway (d. 1954).
- March 23 – Henry C. Lord, president of Indianapolis and Cincinnati Railroad in the 1850s, president of Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway 1868-1869, founding president of Indianapolis Belt Railroad in 1873 (b. 1824).
- September 4 - Wilhelm Engerth, German steam locomotive designer (b. 1814).
- September 26 - John W. Garrett, president of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad 1858– (b. 1820).
Unknown date deaths
- Diebert, Timothy S.; Strapac, Joseph A. (1987). Southern Pacific Company Steam Locomotive Conpendium. Shade Tree Books. ISBN 0-930742-12-5.
- Beck, Wayne (August 21, 1998). "The History of the Cotton Belt Railroad". Archived from the original on October 19, 2009. Retrieved June 10, 2005.
- Ferneyhough, Frank (1975). The History of Railways in Britain. Reading: Osprey. ISBN 0-85045-060-8.
- Marshall, John (1989). The Guinness Railway Book. Enfield: Guinness Books. ISBN 0-8511-2359-7. OCLC 24175552.
- Crittenden, H. Temple (1966). The Maine Scenic Route. McClain Printing Company. p. 51.
- Biography of John Work Garrett. Retrieved March 2, 2005.
- HistoryLink (2005), This week in state and local history. Retrieved November 28, 2005.
- Erie Railroad presidents. Retrieved March 15, 2005.
- George Muirson Totten. Retrieved February 9, 2005
- Morris, J. C. (1902), Ohio Railway Report. Retrieved July 19, 2005.
- Santa Fe Railroad (1945), Along Your Way, Rand McNally, Chicago, Illinois.
- White, John H, Jr. (Spring 1986), America's Most Noteworthy Railroaders, Railroad History, 154, p. 9-15.