1914 in rail transport
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This article lists events related to rail transport that occurred in 1914.
- 1 Events
- 2 Births
- 3 Deaths
- 4 References
- March 17 – A celebration is held in honor of the first train to arrive on the newly constructed Kansas City Southern Railway line in Hot Springs, Arkansas.
- March 21 – Henry Clay Hall is appointed to the Interstate Commerce Commission filling the vacancy left by Charles A. Prouty's resignation.
- April 2 – Construction begins on the Connaught Tunnel in the Selkirk Mountains under Rogers Pass on the Canadian Pacific Railway main line between Calgary, Alberta, and Revelstoke, British Columbia.
- April 7 – The last spike is driven (pictured) on the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway at Fort Fraser, British Columbia, 93 miles (150 km) west of Prince George, completing the line between Winnipeg and Prince Rupert.
- April 30 – Osaka Electronic Railway Line, Osaka Uehonmachi to Nara route officially completed in Japan.(as predecessor of Kintetsu Nara Line)
- June 18 – A railway bridge collapse at Carrbridge in Scotland following a torrential thunderstorm kills 5 people.
- June 28
- Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife travel from Ilidža over the 760 mm narrow gauge railway to the Marijin dvor station in Sarajevo (Bosnia-Herzegovina) on an official visit from which they will not return.
- Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits announces that due to the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand this day at Sarajevo, the Orient Express will terminate in Bucharest and not go on to Constantinople.
- June 29 – The maiden trip on the Portland–Lewiston Interurban is made when the car Arbutus carries an inspection trip from Lewiston to Portland, Maine.
- July 7 – Regular scheduled service begins on the Portland–Lewiston Interurban in Maine.
- July 11 – The Karkamış to Ceylanpınar line of the Baghdad Railway opens.
- July 15 – Yujiro Nakamura succeeds Ryutaro Nomura as president of South Manchuria Railway.
- July 29 – Railway viaduct over Sava between Zemun and Belgrade is blown up.
- August 4 – British Government takes control of railways as a wartime measure.
- August 19 – Passenger trains of the Canadian Northern Ontario Railway begin using the Grand Trunk Railway's Central Station in Toronto.
- October – The Atlantic Coast Line acquires the Florida Central Railroad.
- October 13 – The Algoma Central and Hudson Bay Railway, building northward from Sault Ste. Marie, opens its northernmost section between Oba and Hearst, Ontario.
- October 23 – Northwestern Pacific Railroad is completed connecting Humboldt County, California to the United States rail network.
- December 20 – Tokyo Station in Japan opens.
Unknown date events
- The railhead of the Central Line (Mittellandbahn) across German East Africa from the coast reaches Kigoma on the shore of Lake Tanganyika.
- The New York Central and Hudson River Railroad simplifies its official name to New York Central.
- The Alaska Northern Railway (a predecessor of the Alaska Railroad) enters receivership. The United States government purchases the road and moves its headquarters to the location that will become Anchorage.
- Magnetic Signal Company is awarded a U.S. patent on an improved wigwag grade crossing signal.
- The first prototype of the Pennsylvania Railroad K4 Pacific steam locomotive class (PRR 1737) is built.
- Baldwin Locomotive Works build the first 2-8-8-8-2 triplex locomotive, Matt H. Shay, for the Erie Railroad.
- 1912 international convention agreeing the Berne gauge European standard loading gauge comes into effect.
- February 10 – Benjamin W. Heineman, president of Chicago and North Western Railway 1956-1972, is born (d. 2012).
- December 16 – O. Winston Link, American photographer who documented the end of steam locomotive use on the Norfolk and Western Railway in the 1950s (died 2001).
- January 21 – Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal, Scottish financier, promoter of the Canadian Pacific Railway (born 1820).
- March 12 – George Westinghouse, American inventor; developed the Westinghouse air brake (born 1846).
- August 24 - Darius Miller, president of Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad 1910-1914, dies (b. 1859).
- November 21 – Thaddeus C. Pound, president of Chippewa Falls and Western Railway and St. Paul Eastern Grand Trunk Railway (born 1833).
Unknown date deaths
- George Frederick Baer, president of Reading Company (born 1842).
- Melville E. Ingalls, president of the Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad (born 1842).
- William Barstow Strong, president of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway 1881–1889 (born 1837).
- Colin Churcher's Railway Pages (August 16, 2005), Significant dates in Canadian railway history. Retrieved October 11, 2005.
- (July 28, 2005), Significant dates in Ottawa railway history. Retrieved August 16, 2005.
- White, John H. Jr. (Spring 1986). "America's most noteworthy railroaders". Railroad History. 154: 9–15. ISSN 0090-7847. OCLC 1785797.
- Kansas City Southern Historical Society, The Kansas City Southern Lines. Retrieved March 17, 2006.
- "Significant dates in Canadian railway history". Colin Churcher's Railway Pages. March 17, 2006. Archived from the original on April 24, 2006. Retrieved April 7, 2006.
- "Significant dates in Ottawa railway history". Colin Churcher's Railway Pages. 2006-04-28. Archived from the original on April 27, 2006. Retrieved May 17, 2006.
- Chester, Keith (June 2014). "Assassination at Sarajevo". Narrow Gauge World (94): 35–38.
- Cummings, O.R. (May 1956). "Grand Opening". Transportation. Connecticut Valley Chapter National Railway Historical Society. 10: 11. Retrieved June 29, 2015.
- "Baghdad Railway". December 1, 2004. Retrieved July 7, 2005.
- Hamilton, J. A. B. (1967). Britain's Railways in World War I. London: George Allen and Unwin.
- Stindt, Fred A. (1978). The Northwestern Pacific Railroad: Redwood Empire Route (3rd ed.). Kelseyville, California: Fred A. Stindt. p. 50. ASIN: B0007F4A2M.
- O. Winston Link Museum. "O. Winston Link Biography". Archived from the original on January 19, 2005. Retrieved February 4, 2005.
- "Darius Miller Dead". New York Times. August 24, 1914. Retrieved November 30, 2013.
- "President Darius Miller of "Q" Railroad Dies". Milwaukee Sentinel. August 24, 1914. p. 12. Retrieved November 30, 2013.
- Easton, Larry E. (Summer 2007). "The Wisconsin Central in Eau Claire". The Soo. The Soo Line Historical and Technical Society. 29 (3): 9–43.
- Indiana Historical Society. "Melville E. Ingalls Papers, 1870-1907, Collection Guide" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-10-19.
- Pearson Education (2005). "William Barstow Strong". Retrieved June 2, 2005.