1995 in rail transport
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|Years in rail transport|
This article lists events related to rail transport that occurred in 1995.
- 1 Events
- 2 Accidents
- 3 Deaths
- 4 Industry awards
- 5 References
- January - David L. Gunn becomes commissioner of the Toronto Transit Commission.
- January - Burlington Northern Railroad tests new Trough Train articulated coal hopper cars.
- February 1 - The last Algoma Central Railway train arrives at Steelton Yard in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada, at 1:45 AM local time; Wisconsin Central takes ownership of the railway effective with the next train out of the yard at 2:45 AM.
- February 3 - Canadian National Railway sells the former Central Vermont Railway lines in New York and Vermont to RailTex, forming the basis for the New England Central Railroad.
- February 7 - Robert Krebs announces that Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway stockholders overwhelmingly approve the merger of the Santa Fe with the Burlington Northern Railroad.
- February 8 – Southern Pacific Transportation Company announces that Edward L. Moyers, then chairman of the Southern Pacific Company's board of directors, has submitted his resignation citing the advice of his physicians.
- February 22 - Southern Pacific Railroad (SP) announces the appointment of former CSX Transportation Chief Operating Officer Jerry Davis to the position of CEO for SP.
- March 1 - CP Rail announces that Robert J. Ritchie will succeed I. Barry Scott as president and CEO of CP Rail.
- March 10 - Union Pacific Railroad announces its intent to purchase the Chicago and North Western Railway.
- March 15 - Fremont-Centerville (Amtrak station) is moved.
- March 20 - Sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway perpetrated by members of the sect Aum Shinrikyo, killing 12 and injuring more than a thousand.
- March 27 - After a two-week strike by the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees and the Canadian Auto Workers affecting Canadian National Railway, Canadian Pacific Railway and Via Rail, the Canadian Parliament steps in and sets up arbitration panels to resolve the disputes.
- July 3 - The extension of Minsk Metro's Avtozavodskaya Line connecting Frunzenskaya to Pushkinskaya opens.
- July 18 - Indian Railways orders its first WDG-2 locomotive.
- July 25 - Paris Metro bombing kills eight.
- August 14 - Malaysia's first electric commuter train service, the KTM Komuter, begins with 18 EMUs from Jenbacher Transport serving the Kuala Lumpur–Rawang sector.
- September 1 - The F Market heritage streetcar line in San Francisco opens, using restored PCC streetcars.
- September 10 - Amtrak's City of New Orleans passenger train is permanently rerouted between Memphis and Jackson due to the Illinois Central Railroad's desire to abandon the original route (the Grenada District) in favor of the newer and flatter Yazoo District.
- September 22 - The holding companies of the Burlington Northern Railroad and Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, Burlington Northern, Inc. and Santa Fe Pacific Corp., merge.
- October 26 - Canadian National Railway reopens commuter service between Montreal's Gare Centrale and Deux-Montagnes using new electric multiple unit rolling stock.
- November 1 – Telecom Center Station in Kōtō, Tokyo Prefecture, Japan, opens.
- November 11 - The first line of Metro Bilbao in Bilbao (Basque Country, Spain) opens.
- November 28 - Canadian National Railway is privatized from the Canadian government.
- December 6 - Indian Railways withdraws its last broad gauge steam locomotives, from Jalandhar–Ferozepur service.
- December 9 - British mail and parcels carrier Rail express systems Ltd is acquired by North & South Railways Ltd, an affiliate of Wisconsin Central Ltd, as part of the privatisation of British Rail, the first operating company to be sold.
- December 31 - The Interstate Commerce Commission in the United States is dissolved effective today; many of the railroad duties performed by the ICC are transferred to the newly formed Surface Transportation Board.
Unknown date events
- Canadian National Railway opens the tunnel under the St. Clair River, connecting Sarnia, Ontario, and Port Huron, Michigan.
- August 11 - The Russell Hill subway accident was the first fatal accident on Toronto's subway system under the auspices of the Toronto Transit Commission and claimed three lives.
- August 20 - Firozabad rail disaster in India kills 358.
- October 25 - The Fox River Grove level crossing accident, in Fox River Grove, Illinois in the United States involved a school bus and a Metra train killing seven of the students aboard the bus and injuring 21 others.
- October 28 - The Baku Metro fire in Azerbaijan's capital, Baku, kills 289 and injures 265.
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Awards presented by Railway Age magazine
- (June 1995), "Arrivals & Departures", Trains Magazine, p. 18.
- (May 1995), "Scanner - Heir, apparently", Trains Magazine, p. 21.
- (July 2005), "Trains Timeline", Trains Magazine, p. 22.
- "Trough trial". Trains Magazine: 26. May 2005.
- Gilchinski, Steve (May 1995). "New owners for the black bear". Trains Magazine: 17–18.
- "So long CV, Hello NECR". Trains Magazine: 23. May 1995.
- Keefe, Kevin P. (May 1995). "Will Rob Krebs win in the West?". Trains Magazine: 14–15.
- Howe, Kenneth; Pelline, Jeff; Chronicle Staff Writers (February 9, 1995). "SP Chief Moyers Is Stepping Down / Railroad launches search for successor". SFGate. Retrieved February 20, 2014.
- Lustig, David (May 1995). "Davis moves from CSX to lead SP". Trains Magazine: 15–17.
- Murakami, Haruki. Underground: the Tokyo Gas Attack and the Japanese Psyche.
- Blaszak, Michael W. (June 1995). "Chicago & North Western: a survivor no more". Trains Magazine: 17–20.
- Haydock, David (June-July 1996). "The Second Demise of the TEE". Today's Railways, p. 22–24. Platform 5 Publishing (UK). ISSN 1354-2753.
- Indian Railways Fan Club (2005). "IR History: Part VI (1995-present)". Archived from the original on 6 August 2005. Retrieved 2005-07-18.
- Sebree, Mac. "Kodachrome PCCs Down Market Street". Pacific RailNews, November 1995 issue, p. 68. Pentrex.
- Ehrlich, Peter. "PCCs by the Bay". Passenger Train Journal, June 1996 issue, pp. 24-31. Pentrex.
- "Significant dates in Canadian railway history". Colin Churcher's Railway Pages. 2006-09-15. Archived from the original on 23 October 2006. Retrieved 2006-10-26.
- "Railroader of the year: SP's Ed Moyers. (Southern Pacific chief executive officer) (Cover Story)". Railway Age. January 1, 1995.
- "Former Railroad CEO Ed Moyers dies at 77". Railway Age: 17. July 2006. Retrieved February 21, 2014.