1915 in rail transport
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This article lists events related to rail transport that occurred in 1915.
- 1 Events
- 2 Births
- 3 Deaths
- 4 References
- January 1 – The Ilford rail crash in England kills ten.
- January 15 – The final spike is driven on the transcontinental Canadian Northern Railway at Basque, British Columbia.
- March 7 – San Diego's Union Station officially opens, ushering in a new era of rail transport for the City.
- March 15 – The Chicago, Indianapolis and Louisville Railway, later known as the Monon Railroad, acquires control of the Chicago and Wabash Valley Railroad.
- Baldwin Locomotive Works delivers the first of 280 Péchot-Bourdon locomotives for the French trench railways on the Western Front (World War I).
- April 20 – The Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway enters receivership with J. M. Dickinson and H. U. Mudge appointed as receivers.
- May 8 – Schwyzer Strassenbahnen (SStB) opens connecting Ibach, Schwyz, and Brunnen Schifflände, Switzerland.
- May 22 – In the Quintinshill rail crash, four trains including a troop train collide, the accident and ensuing fire causing 226 fatalities and injuring 246 people at Quintinshill, Gretna Green, Scotland; the accident is blamed on negligence by the signalmen during a shift change at a busy junction.
- June 22 – BMT Sea Beach Line opens as a New York City Subway line and AB Standard cars enter service.
- August 1 – Estación Retiro in Buenos Aires, Argentina, opens.
- August 14 – The Weedon rail crash in England kills ten.
- August 28 – The first train operates over the regauged Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway using 15 in (381 mm) gauge equipment.
- September 11 – The Pennsylvania Railroad begins electrified commuter rail service between Paoli and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, using overhead AC trolley wires for power.
- September 14 – The funeral train for William Cornelius Van Horne departs Windsor Station (Montreal) at 11:00 AM bound for Joliet, Illinois; the train is pulled by CP 4-6-2 no. 2213.
- October 1 – Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway introduces the Navajo passenger train in San Francisco-Los Angeles-Chicago service as a replacement for the Tourist Flyer.
- December 16 – William Kissam Vanderbilt is found to be in violation of antitrust laws in the United States because the New York Central owns a controlling interest in the Nickel Plate Road, both of which Vanderbilt owns.
- December 17 – The St Bedes Junction rail crash in England kills nineteen people.
Unknown date events
- First Russian locomotive class Ye 2-10-0s built in North America. By the end of World War II, more than three thousand will have been built to the same basic design.
- December 10 – William N. Deramus III, president of Chicago Great Western Railway 1949-1957, Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad 1957-1961, Kansas City Southern Railway 1961-1973, is born (died 1989).
Unknown date births
- September 11 – William Cornelius Van Horne, oversaw the major construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway, youngest superintendent of Illinois Central Railroad (born 1843).
- Smith, Cecil J. (2006). "This day in Monon history". Monon Railroad Historical-Technical Society. Retrieved March 15, 2007.
- Joy, David (2012). Engines that Bend: narrow gauge articulated locomotives. Southend: Atlantic Publishers. p. 20. ISBN 978-1-902827-23-0.
- Illinois Public Utilities Commission (1915). Statistical Report, Part III: Officers and Directors of Public Utilities. Springfield, Illinois: State of Illinois. p. 1210. Retrieved December 10, 2013.
- Thomas, John (1969). Gretna: Britain's Worst Railway Disaster (1915). Newton Abbot: David & Charles. ISBN 0-7153-4645-8.
- Left, Sarah (January 15, 2002). "Key dates in Britain's railway history". The Guardian Unlimited. Retrieved July 7, 2007.
- Van Zeller, Peter (December 2008). "100 years since the end of the 'Owd Ratty'". The Railway Magazine. 154 (1292): 39–40.
- "Obituary". Trains Magazine. 57 (2): 18A. February 1997.
- Colin Churcher's Railway Pages (August 16, 2005), Significant dates in Canadian railway history. Retrieved September 13, 2005.