1937 in rail transport

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Years in rail transport

This article lists events related to rail transport that occurred in 1937.


January events[edit]

March events[edit]

  • March 9 – In a joint announcement, Pullman and the New York Central announce the order of new streamlined equipment to be NYC's "Great Steel Fleet". At the same time Pullman and the Pennsylvania Railroad announce new streamline cars to be PRR's "Fleet of Modernism".
  • March 15 – The last tram operates on the Porte de Saint-Cloud-Porte de Vincennes line in Paris, France.
  • March 21 – Southern Pacific's "Daylight Limited" debuts the new red/orange/black "Daylight" paint scheme.

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August events[edit]

  • August 1 – Russia's Railway Worker Day national holiday is restored under Soviet rule; the observance date is changed from July 8 to the first Sunday of August.[4]

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Unknown date events[edit]



January deaths[edit]


  • (May 2005), Corrections and Clarifications, Trains Magazine, p. 10.
  • Norfolk Southern Railway. Retrieved February 22, 2005.
  • Wayner, Robert J., ed. (1972). Car Names, Numbers and Consists. New York: Wayner Publications. OCLC 8848690. 
  1. ^ "Railway Statistics 2008". Norwegian National Rail Administration. 2009. p. 34. Archived from the original (pdf) on 3 October 2010. Retrieved 28 April 2010. 
  2. ^ London & North Eastern Railway (1937). The Coronation: the first streamline train, King's Cross for Scotland. Retrieved 2014-08-20. 
  3. ^ "The streamlined symbol of 1930s luxury". York: National Railway Museum. 2009-05-01. Retrieved 2014-08-20. 
  4. ^ "Railway Worker Day marked in Russia". ITAR-TASS. 2006-08-06. Retrieved 2006-08-07. 
  5. ^ ja:仙山線#歴史#年表 (Japanese language) Retrieved January 13, 2017.
  6. ^ Johnson, Ron (1985). The Best of Maine Railroads. Portland Litho. p. 112. 
  7. ^ "A Brief History of the Famous Mount Lowe Railway". Retrieved 5 December 2005. 
  8. ^ "Accident at Castlecary on 10th December 1937". Railways Archive. Retrieved 2014-07-21. 
  9. ^ "New Type Rail Coach Tested". Los Angeles Times. December 23, 1937. p. A3.