1922 in rail transport
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This article lists events related to rail transport that occurred in 1922.
- May 17 – The Arkansas Short Line Railroad, a predecessor of St. Louis Southwestern Railway, is incorporated.
- July 1 – The Great Railroad Strike of 1922 begins in the United States, coinciding with a reduction in railroad shop wages by seven cents per day mandated by the Railroad Labor Board. Continues until September 1.
- August 31 – H. L. Hamilton and Paul Turner form a company called Electro-Motive Engineering (later to become General Motors Electro-Motive Division) in Cleveland, Ohio.
- October – International Union of Railways (UIC) established in Paris to promote co-operation and standardisation.
- October 22 – Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof (first stage) opened in Germany.
- The first Willamette locomotive is built for Coos Bay Lumber Company of Marshfield, Oregon.
- July 26 – The Drammen Line in Norway takes electric traction into use between Oslo West Station and Brakerøya.
- December 8 – Chemins de fer de Paris à Lyon et à la Méditerranée first runs the Calais-Mediterranée Express, known as Le Train Bleu because of its Wagons-Lits cars, between Calais Gare Maritime and Menton on the French Riviera.
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- The New York Central acquires the Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad (the Big Four Railroad).
- Sir Henry Thornton succeeds David Blyth Hanna as president of Canadian National Railway.
- George Hughes succeeds H. P. M. Beames as Chief Mechanical Engineer of the London and North Western Railway.
- July 20 – Alan Stephenson Boyd, the first United States Secretary of Transportation 1966–1969, president of Illinois Central Railroad 1969-1972, president of Amtrak.
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- Davis, Colin J. (1977). Power at Odds: The 1922 National Railroad Shopmen's Strike. Urbana: University of Illinois Press. ISBN 0-252-06612-X.
- Anastasiadou, Irene (2005). "International Railway Organization in 19th and 20th century Europe" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-10-20. Retrieved 2007-07-17.
- Koch, Michael (1971). The Shay Locomotive: Titan of the Timber. The World Press. p. 467.
- "Railway Statistics 2008" (pdf). Norwegian National Rail Administration. 2009. p. 34. Retrieved 28 April 2010.