1885 in rail transport

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Years in rail transport

This article lists events related to rail transport that occurred in 1885.


February events[edit]

April events[edit]

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August events[edit]

  • August – International Railway Congress Association established in Brussels to provide an international forum for technical discussion.[5]

November events[edit]

The last spike is driven on the Canadian Pacific Railway

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Unknown date births[edit]


July deaths[edit]

December deaths[edit]

Unknown date deaths[edit]


  • Dodge, Richard V.; San Diego Railroad Museum (March 5, 2000), Perris and its Railroad. Retrieved November 8, 2005.
  • (1902), Ohio Railway Report. Retrieved July 18, 2005.
  • Santa Fe Railroad (1945), Along Your Way, Rand McNally, Chicago, Illinois.
  • White, John H. Jr. (1968). A history of the American locomotive; its development: 1830-1880. New York, NY: Dover Publications. ISBN 0-486-23818-0. 
  1. ^ Truman Area Community Network Corporate History Kansas City, Fort Scott & Memphis Railroad Company. Retrieved February 12, 2006.
  2. ^ Blakeslee, Philip C. "A Brief History Lines West of The New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad Co". Archived from the original on 7 April 2006. Retrieved 6 April 2006. 
  3. ^ Parkes, G. D. (1946). The Hull & Barnsley Railway. Chislehurst: Oakwood Press. 
  4. ^ "Vietnam Railway". VietnamTravelKey. Archived from the original on 2009-06-02. Retrieved 2009-05-31. 
  5. ^ "The International Railway Congress". Railway Gazette. 13. 1910. 
  6. ^ "Prospetto cronologico dei tratti di ferrovia aperti all'esercizio dal 1839 al 31 dicembre 1926". 
  7. ^ Waters, Leslie L. (1950). Steel Trails to Santa Fe. Lawrence, Kansas: University of Kansas Press. p. 74. 
  8. ^ a b Duke, Donald; Kistler, Stan (1963). Santa Fe ...Steel Rails Through California. San Marino, California: Golden West Books. p. 32. ISBN 978-0-87095-009-4. 
  9. ^ Signor, John R. (1988). The Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroad Company; Union Pacific's Historic Salt Lake Route. San Marino, California: Golden West Books. p. 18. ISBN 978-0-87095-101-5. 
  10. ^ Balkwill, Richard; Marshall, John (1993). The Guinness Book of Railway Facts and Feats (6th ed.). Enfield: Guinness Publishing. ISBN 978-0-85112-707-1. 
  11. ^ "You ought to know: Electro-Motive's Dilworth is dead; diesel pioneer". Railway Age. 165 (16): 40. 21 October 1968. 
  12. ^ "Robert Francis Fairlie". Archived from the original on 18 March 2005. Retrieved 2005-02-09.