1906 in rail transport

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Years in rail transport

This article lists events related to rail transport that occurred in 1906.


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May events[edit]

  • May 8 – A special train carrying E.H. Harriman makes a run from Oakland CA to New York in 761 hours and 27 minutes. This record will stand until October 1934, when it will be broken by Union Pacific Streamliner M-10000.
  • May 17 – The Simplon Tunnel between Italy and Switzerland, the world’s longest tunnel until 1979, opens to rail traffic.

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