1999 in rail transport

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Years in rail transport

This article lists events related to rail transport that occurred in 1999.


January events[edit]

March events[edit]

April events[edit]

May events[edit]

June events[edit]

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September events[edit]

The crew of the Kosovo Train for Life in front of the train upon its arrival in Kosovo

October events[edit]

  • October – SY class 2-8-2 #1772 is completed at Tangshan, People's Republic of China, thought to be the world's last steam locomotive built for commercial service. She is delivered to the Tiefa Mining Railway.
  • October 5 – The Ladbroke Grove rail crash occurs at Ladbroke Grove Junction, a few miles west of London Paddington station, when two passenger trains collide nearly head-on killing 31 and injuring 400; the cause is attributed to the placement of a signal (showing a stop indication) that could not be seen far enough down the track for drivers to react in time.[14]
  • October 18 – After 15 months, three months ahead of schedule, the $74 million project to rebuild the Franklin Avenue Shuttle in New York City is completed; the shuttle as well as four stations reopen for service.[2]
  • October 22 – Romeriksporten, Norway's longest railway tunnel, is taken into use.

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Unknown date events[edit]




North America[edit]

1999 E. H. Harriman Awards
Group Gold medal Silver medal Bronze medal
A Norfolk Southern Railway Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway CSX Transportation
B Illinois Central Railroad Kansas City Southern Railway NJ Transit
C Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad Duluth, Winnipeg and Pacific Railroad Guilford Rail System
S&T Belt Railway of Chicago Port Terminal Railroad Association Patapsco and Back Rivers Railroad
Awards presented by Railway Age magazine

United Kingdom[edit]

Train Operator of the Year


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  2. ^ a b New York City Transit (2015). "New York City Transit – History and Chronology". Archived from the original on January 6, 2010. Retrieved 2016-07-14. 
  3. ^ "Historia". FEPASA. Archived from the original on December 22, 2009. Retrieved January 29, 2010. 
  4. ^ The Wuppertal Suspension Railway. Lübeck: Schöning. p. 71. ISBN 978-3-89917-448-9. 
  5. ^ Posner III, Henry (1998). "Guatemala – Last stand for rail in Central America" (PDF). Rail Business Report. Retrieved January 13, 2010. 
  6. ^ a b Indian Railways Fan Club. "IR History: Part VI (1995–present)". Archived from the original on August 6, 2005. Retrieved July 12, 2005. 
  7. ^ Norwegian National Rail Administration (2007). "Jernbanestatistikk 2006" (PDF). Retrieved June 6, 2010. 
  8. ^ Strack, Don (2005). "Utah Railway History, After 1960". Retrieved August 30, 2005. 
  9. ^ RailAmerica (2002). "RailAmerica History". Archived from the original on August 30, 2005. Retrieved September 3, 2005. 
  10. ^ Colin Churcher's Railway Pages (August 16, 2005). "Significant dates in Canadian railway history". Archived from the original on September 5, 2005. Retrieved September 18, 2005. 
  11. ^ Flowers, Andy (4 January 2001). "Class 20s to Kosovo!". Archived from the original on February 19, 2001. 
  12. ^ "Kosovo aid train 'held to ransom'". BBC News Online. 26 September 1999. Retrieved 17 October 2014. 
  13. ^ "Kosovo aid train gets through". BBC News Online. 27 September 1999. Retrieved 17 October 2014. 
  14. ^ Left, Sarah (January 15, 2002). "Key dates in Britain's railway history". The Guardian Unlimited. Retrieved July 7, 2007. 
  15. ^ Midland Mainline. "Company Information". Archived from the original on November 12, 2006. Retrieved November 6, 2006.