1871 in rail transport

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This article lists events related to rail transport that occurred in 1871.


Haasis & Lubrecht, American Union Railroad Map, 1871

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Toronto & Nipissing Fairlie 0-6-6-0 No. 9 Shedden built in England by Avonside of Bristol, 1871

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Fréjus Tunnel entrance from Italian side (Bardonecchia)
  • August 26 – The Eastern Railroad An express train crashes into the rear of a local at the tiny Revere station, killing 29 and injuring 57. Either a station-to-station telegraph system, or the Westinghouse air braking system, could have prevented this accident. Public outrage, lawsuits and regulations after this crash finally forces most railroads in America to install both.

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  • December 14 – George Hudson, English railway financier, "The Railway King" (b. 1800).[9]


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  2. ^ Lane 1892, p. 631.
  3. ^ Ohio Commissioner of Railroads and Telegraphs 1883, p. 375.
  4. ^ a b Peters, Bradley L. (1976). Maine Central Railroad Company. Maine Central Railroad. pp. 7&8.
  5. ^ Chepurin, Sergey; Arkady Nikolayenko (May 2007). "Sestroretsk and Primorskaya railways(Сестрорецкая и Приморская железные дороги)" (in Russian). Terijoki.spb.ru/. Archived from the original on 2009-01-06. Retrieved 2009-02-21.
  6. ^ Weaver, Rodney (June 1975). "An Old SLM Locomotive". Industrial Railway Record (60). Retrieved 2019-09-17.
  7. ^ Eastern Argus Portland Maine September 6, 1871
  8. ^ Marshall, John (1978). A Biographical Dictionary of Railway Engineers. Newton Abbot: David & Charles. p. 24. ISBN 0-7153-7489-3.
  9. ^ Peacock, A. J. (1989). George Hudson 1800–1971: the Railway King, vol. 2. York: author. ISBN 0-9513280-2-6.