1980 in rail transport

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Years in rail transport

This article lists events related to rail transport that occurred in 1980.






Glasgow Subway as rebuilt
  • April 16 – After a complete system overhaul, the Glasgow Subway is reopened.








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  8. ^ L. Stanley Crane, elected in 1978 as a member of the United States National Academy of Engineering
  9. ^ L. Stanley Crane (born in Cincinnati, 1915) raised in Washington, lived in McLean before moving to Philadelphia in 1981. He began his career with Southern Railway after graduating from The George Washington University with a chemical engineering degree in 1938. He worked for the railroad, except for a stint from 1959 to 1961 with the Pennsylvania Railroad, until reaching the company's mandatory retirement age in 1980. Crane went to Conrail in 1981 after a distinguished career that had seen him rise to the position of CEO at the Southern Railway. He died of pneumonia on July 15, 2003 at a hospice in Boynton Beach, Fla.