1909 in rail transport

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Years in rail transport

This article lists events related to rail transport that occurred in 1909.


January events[edit]

March events[edit]

  • March 7 - The Winona Interurban Electric Railway (Indiana) is forced by its major creditor to begin operations on Sundays, a move resisted by its Sabbatarian founders, including H.J. Heinz and J. M. Studebaker.[2]

April events[edit]

K1, the first Garratt locomotive, photographed by its builders, Beyer, Peacock

May events[edit]

  • May 17 - Firemen on the Georgia Railroad strike to protest the hiring of African-Americans.

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August births[edit]

  • August 4 – Isabel Benham, American railroad financial expert, is born (d. 2013).


February deaths[edit]

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  2. ^ Hilton, G. W.; Due, J. F. (1960). The Electric Interurban Railways in America. Stanford University Press. 
  3. ^ a b "South Shore Railroad history". Chicago Post-Tribune. 2008-06-29. Retrieved 15 July 2011. [dead link]
  4. ^ Hidy, Ralph Willard; Hidy, Muriel E.; Scott, Roy V. (2004). The Great Northern Railway: A History. University of Minnesota Press. p. 115. ISBN 978-0-8166-4429-2. 
  5. ^ Balkwill, Richard; Marshall, John (1993). The Guinness Book of Railway Facts and Feats (6th ed.). Enfield: Guinness Publishing. ISBN 978-0-85112-707-1. 
  6. ^ "K1: the world's first Garratt". Archived from the original on 2007-08-06. Retrieved 2007-07-15. 
  7. ^ The Monorail Society. "Monorails in History". Archived from the original on 9 November 2005. Retrieved 2005-11-08. 
  8. ^ Turner, John Howard (1979). The London, Brighton and South Coast Railway, III: Completion and Maturity. London: Batsford. ISBN 978-0-7134-1389-2. 
  9. ^ "July 23 Deaths in History". Brainymedia.com. 2005. Retrieved 2005-07-19. 
  10. ^ Entwistle, Richard (2011-03-30). "Edward Entwistle of Rocket Fame". Entwistle Family History Association Forum. Retrieved 2013-10-11.