1977 in rail transport

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Years in rail transport

This article lists events related to rail transport that occurred in 1977.


January events[edit]

February events[edit]

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May events[edit]

  • May – Auto-Train Corporation launches a second Auto Train, this time between Louisville, Kentucky and Sanford, Florida.
  • May 9 – The last Paris-Istanbul train with the name Orient Express makes its final run. The name persists as a train running from Paris to Vienna.
  • May 21 – The Glasgow Subway shuts down for a complete system overhaul.[4]
  • May 23 – A train hijack takes place at the village of De Punt, in the province of Groningen, the Netherlands. Activists aimed to endorse the Republik Maluku Selatan (RMS), a self-proclaimed republic in the Maluku Islands. At the same time a hostage situation occurred at a school in Bovensmilde. The Dutch Marines stormed the train at June 11, 1977, after six Starfighters flew over the train, creating a noise and distraction for the hostage takers. Six hostage takers and two passengers lost their lives in the operation. The activists at the school surrendered after they learned of the fate of their fellow activists in the train.

June events[edit]

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October events[edit]

  • October 26 – Locomotive number 043 903 pulls the last regularly scheduled mainline train on German tracks to be hauled by a steam locomotive.[6]
  • October 29 – First run of the Maple Leaf.

Unknown date events[edit]




  1. ^ Friends of Bedford Depot Park, Inc. (March 18, 2000), A Chronology of Bedford's Railroad History. Retrieved January 10, 2006.
  2. ^ (Chicago-L.org)
  3. ^ a b "South Shore Railroad history". Chicago Post-Tribune. June 29, 2008. Archived from the original on July 15, 2011. Retrieved June 30, 2008. 
  4. ^ Wright, John; Maclean, Ian (1997). Circles Under the Clyde – a history of the Glasgow Underground. Harrow Weald: Capital Transport. ISBN 1-85414-190-2. 
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ Translated from "Portal:Bahn/Jahrestage/26.10." (in German). Retrieved October 26, 2006.