1927 in rail transport
|Years in rail transport|
This article lists events related to rail transport that occurred in 1927.
- 1 Events
- 2 Births
- 3 Deaths
- 4 References
- January 1 - John J. Bernet succeeds Frederick D. Underwood as president of the Erie Railroad.
- February 14 - The Hull Paragon rail accident in England kills 12 people,
- April 1 - Odawara Express Railway Line, connecting to Shinjuku Station of Tokyo and Odawara Station, via Machida Station route officially completed in Japan.(as predecessor of Odakyu Line)
- April 3 - Yosan Line, Takamatsu to Matsuyama route officially completed in Shikoku Island, Japan.
- May 15 - The Grand Trunk Western Railroad introduces the Maple Leaf passenger train between Chicago, Illinois and Montreal, Quebec.
- June 1
- June 29 - Great Western Railway (England) takes delivery of its first 'King' Class 4-6-0 express passenger steam locomotive from its Swindon Works, No. 6000 King George V.
- July 6 – Hebikubo Station (蛇窪駅), later renamed as Togoshi-kōen Station, in Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan, opens.
- July 16 - Opening of Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway on the English Channel coast (8.25 mi (13.28 km) of 15 in (380 mm) gauge).
- August 24 - The Sevenoaks railway accident in England kills 13.
- August 25 - Detroit and Mackinac Railway officially abandons the section from Au Sable River Jct. to Comins and the Curran Branch between Hardy and Beavers.
- September 1 – The Trunk Line in Norway takes electric traction into use between Oslo and Lillestrøm.
- September 24 – October 15 – Baltimore and Ohio Railroad celebrates its centennial in the Fair of the Iron Horse in Baltimore, Maryland.
- October 10 - First Maine Central Railroad train over Carlton Bridge ends rail ferry service across the Kennebec River at Bath, Maine.
- December 3 - Official opening of London Post Office Railway.
- December 30 - The Ginza Line, the oldest subway line in Asia, opens in Tokyo, Japan.
Unknown date events
- Rail transport in Cameroon extended to Yaoundé.
- American Locomotive Company builds first 4-6-4 tender locomotive, for the New York Central; also, the first 4-8-4, for the Northern Pacific Railroad.
- American Car and Foundry acquires Shippers Car Line.
- Narrow gauge Sandy River and Rangeley Lakes Railroad ends train service to the Rangeley Lakes House destination hotel.
- First Dutch National Railway Museum established.
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- May 23 - Henry Huntington, nephew of Collis P. Huntington and executive in charge of Pacific Electric Railway in the early part of the 20th century (born 1850).
- October 7 – Godfrey M. Hyams, financier for Deepwater Railway and Tidewater Railway, dies (b. 1859).
- November 17 - Charles Sanger Mellen, president of Northern Pacific Railway 1897-1903 and New Haven Railroad beginning in 1903, dies (born 1852).
- "Out and In". Time. December 27, 1926. Retrieved May 29, 2007.
- Stratton, Fred. "Presidents of the Erie Railroad". Fred's Erie Railroad History Page. Archived from the original on July 3, 2007. Retrieved May 29, 2007.
- Brown, Randolph R.; McCourt, John P.; Obed, Martin E. (2007). "Erie's Heavyweight Steel RPOs: 1927 Through Retirement". The Diamond. 21 (1): 4–5.
- Sanders, Craig (2003). Limiteds, Locals, and Expresses in Indiana, 1838–1971. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press. p. 189. ISBN 0-253-34216-3.
- Wood, G. C. (1972). 6000 King George V – a chronology. Hereford: 6000 Locomotive Association.
- Davies, W.J.K. (1975). The Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway. Newton Abbot: David & Charles. ISBN 0-71536-827-3.
- "RRHX - Railroad History Timeline: 1920s". Archived from the original on July 16, 2006. Retrieved August 25, 2006.
- "Railway Statistics 2008". Norwegian National Rail Administration. 2009. p. 34. Archived from the original (pdf) on October 3, 2010. Retrieved April 28, 2010.
- Johnson, Ron (1985). The Best of Maine Railroads. Portland Litho. p. 111.
- Bayliss, Derek A. (1978). The Post Office Railway London. Sheffield: Turntable Publications. ISBN 0-902844-43-1.
- Balkwill, Richard; Marshall, John (1993). The Guinness Book of Railway Facts and Feats (6th ed.). Enfield: Guinness Publishing. ISBN 0-85112-707-X.
- Crittenden, H. Temple (1966). The Maine Scenic Route. McClain Printing Company. p. 183.
- "Obituary: Charles Sanger Mellen". New York Times. November 18, 1927. p. 23.