1893 in rail transport

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Years in rail transport

This article lists events related to rail transport that occurred in 1893.


January events[edit]

February events[edit]

  • February 4 – Official opening of main section of Liverpool Overhead Railway, the first electrified suburban line in Britain, and the first (third rail) electrified overhead railway in the world.
  • February 23 – Rudolf Diesel receives a patent for the diesel engine.

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November events[edit]

Galera railway station – world's highest in 1893

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November births[edit]


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