1967 in rail transport
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This article lists events related to rail transport that occurred in 1967.
- February 21 – The last shunting horse to work on British Rail, "Charlie" at Newmarket, is retired.
- March 1 – Hankyū Senri Line, Osaka, Japan, opens.
- March 6 – Railways between Cambridge and Sudbury via Haverhill are closed by the Eastern Region of British Rail following the Beeching Report.
- March 20 – British Rail reopens the remaining section of line on the Isle of Wight, from Ryde Pier Head to Shanklin, after electrification to the Southern Region standard (750 V DC third rail) using former London Underground "Tube" stock.
- March 24 – Soo Line Railroad discontinues passenger train operations.
- March 24 – Tanimachi Line, Osaka, Japan, opens.
- April 1 – The United States National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) begins work.
- April 20 – The Interstate Commerce Commission grants its initial approval of the proposed CNW/CGW merger.
- May 23 – GO Transit, Canada's first interregional public transit system, begins operations in Southern Ontario.
- The Seaboard Air Line and Atlantic Coast Line railroads merge to form the Seaboard Coast Line railroad.
- July 3 – Closure of Nottingham Victoria Railway Station, Nottingham, UK
- July 19 – The New York City Subway introduces its first air conditioned passenger car.
- July 25 – Construction begins in San Francisco, on the Market Street Subway.
- September – United States Postal Service announces cancellation of most Railway Mail Service contracts.
- September – Grand Trunk Railway ends passenger service between Montreal and Portland, Maine.
- September 14 – Tōyōchō Station, in Kōtō, Tokyo Prefecture, Japan, opens.
- September 30 – The Monon Railroad ceases all passenger train operations. Its last train is the Chicago–Louisville Thoroughbred.
- October 2 – Canadian Pacific Railway removes the diamond crossing at Bedell, Ontario, the junction of the railway's Winchester and Prescott subdivisions.
- October 5 – The Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad (the "Milwaukee Road") discontinues the Arrow passenger train.
- October 28 – Canadian Pacific Railway moves the last of its equipment out of its Ottawa West yard to the new Walkley Yard.
- December 3 – The New York Central's 20th Century Limited is discontinued just before the railroad's merger with the Pennsylvania Railroad to form the Penn Central.
- December 10 – The Pennsylvania Railroad discontinues its all-Pullman (sleeping car) Broadway Limited, and assigns the train's name and much of its services to the General on the same New York-Chicago run, adding coaches and a separate dining car for coach passengers.
- December 20 - The Pennsylvania Railroad achieves its highest speed on their New York Division (a.k.a. Northeast Corridor) while operating one of their Turbo Liners.
- December 29 – The first steam locomotive powered train operates at Illinois Railway Museum using a Shay locomotive.
Unknown date events
- Southern Pacific Railroad opens the longest stretch of new railroad construction in a quarter century as the first trains roll over the Palmdale Cutoff through Cajon Pass.
- The Central Railroad of New Jersey declares bankruptcy.
- General Motors Electro-Motive Division introduces the EMD FP45.
- English Electric supplies first batch of CP Class 1400 diesel-electric locomotives from its Vulcan Foundry to Caminhos de Ferro Portugueses, its first mainline locomotive export order for continental Europe.
- D. William Brosnan is succeeded by W. Graham Claytor as president of the Southern Railway (US).
- February 28 – Stechford rail crash on British Rail at Stechford railway station in Birmingham: a diesel locomotive collides with a passenger train as a result of a shunting error, killing the driver and 8 passengers and injuring 16.
- March 5 – Connington South rail crash on the British Rail East Coast Main Line near Conington, Huntingdonshire: 5 passengers killed and 18 injured as the result of a deliberate act by the signalman.
- June 18 – A home-made bomb explodes on a Hyōgo-Himeji local commuter train at Shioya Station on the Sanyo Electric Railway Main Line, Kobe, Hyōgo, Japan. No one claims responsibility in this case, which kills two persons with 29 wounded.
- July 31 – Thirsk rail crash on the British Rail East Coast Main Line at Thirsk: an express train collides with a derailed freight. 7 passengers are killed, 45 injured, and prototype diesel locomotive DP2 is written off.
- November 5 – Hither Green rail crash on the Southern Region of British Rail in south-east London: derailment caused by a broken rail; 49 killed.
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- May 13 – Eric Treacy, English railway photographer, former Anglican bishop (born 1907).
Unknown date deaths
- Holden, Bryan (1985). The Long Haul – the life and times of the railway horse. London: J. A. Allen. ISBN 0-85131-395-7.
- Gillham, J. C. (1988). The Age of the Electric Train. London: Ian Allan. ISBN 0-7110-1392-6.
- Rivanna Chapter National Railway Historical Society. "This Month in Railroad History: March". Retrieved March 24, 2006.
- National Transportation Safety Board (March 15, 2005). "New NTSB publication examines 30-year history of transportation safety improvements". Retrieved March 15, 2005.
- "Week at a glance: Chicago roads get merger reaffirmed". Railway Age. 164 (23): 11. June 17, 1968.
- Downey, Clifford J. (2007). Chicago and the Illinois Central Railroad. Images of rail. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing. p. 98. ISBN 0738550744. OCLC 169870743.
- Bergman, Edwin B. (1980). 29 years to oblivion: the last years of Railway Mail Service in the United States. Omaha, Nebraska: Mobile Post Office Society.
- Holt, Jeff (1985). The Grand Trunk in New England. Railfare. p. 111. ISBN 0-919130-43-7.
- Sanders, Craig (2003). Limiteds, Locals, and Expresses in Indiana, 1838–1971. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press. p. 28. ISBN 0-253-34216-3.
- Colin Churcher's Railway Pages (September 7, 2005). "Significant dates in Ottawa railway history". Archived from the original on February 5, 2007. Retrieved October 28, 2005.
- Illinois Railway Museum (May 5, 2005). "History of the IRM". Retrieved November 7, 2005.
- Ministry of Transport (1968). Railway accident:, Report on the collision that occurred on 28th February 1967 at Stechford in the London Midland Region British Railways. London: H.M.S.O.
- Ministry of Transport; Lt-Col. I. K. A. McNaughton (1969). Railway accident: Report on the derailment that occurred on 5th March, 1967 at Connington South in the Eastern Region British Railways (PDF). London: H.M.S.O. ISBN 0-11-550079-0.
- "About The Marshland, note 1". Standpoint Japan. Retrieved December 20, 2011.
- Ministry of Transport; Col. D. McMullen (1968). Railway accident: Report on the Derailment and subsequent Collision that occurred on 31st July, 1967, at Thirsk in the Eastern Region British Railways (PDF). London: H.M.S.O. ISBN 0-11-550036-7.
- Brown, Murray (August 2007). "Disaster at Thirsk – DP2 destroyed". Rail Express. 135: 20–23.
- "Derailment at Hither Green (Summary)". Railways Archive.
- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Archives. "Wayne A. Johnston Papers, 1945–1967". Archived from the original on September 1, 2006. Retrieved February 9, 2006.