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The first through passenger train goes from Cairo to Khartoum.
Great Eastern Railway of England introduces 'Claud Hamilton' 4-4-0 steam locomotive from its Stratford Works.
Railway Company: Great Eastern Railway
Railway Works: Stratford
Nottingham Victoria railway station opens in Nottingham, England, for the Great Central and Northern Railway companies.
Railway Company: Great Central Railway, Northern Railway
Central London Railway (“Tuppenny Tube”) opens from Shepherds Bush in west London to the Bank The Official opening of the Central London Railway, core of the Central Line of the London Underground, means this is the third deep-level electrified "tube" railway in the city.
Railway Company: Central London Railway
Paris Metropolitain (or metro underground system) opened during the World's Fair (Exposition Universelle).
Railway Company: Paris Metro
The body of Queen Victoria is conveyed by the London & South Western, London, Brighton & South Coast and Great Western Railways from Gosport via London to Windsor, England for her funeral.
The West Highland Railway's Mallaig Extension Railway, operated by the North British Railway, is opened throughout to Mallaig on the west coast of...
Railway Company: North British Railway
The London and South Western Railway in England completes experimental installation at Grateley on its West of England main line of automatic semaphore signals controlled by track circuits and pneumatics, the first such scheme in the United Kingdom.
Railway Company: London & Southwestern Railway
The New Zealand Government Railways become the first major railway to place a 4-6-2 steam locomotive into service, having ordered thirteen Q class from the Baldwin Locomotive Works of Philadelphia.
Country: New Zealand
Great Western Railway of England turns out prototype of 'Saint' Class 4-6-0 locomotive from its Swindon Works, beginning a series of successful 2-cylinder designs.
Railway Company: Great Western
Railway Works: Swindon
North British Locomotive Company established as a locomotive builder in Glasgow, Scotland, by merger of Dübs and Company, Neilson, Reid and Company, and Sharp, Stewart and Company.
Railway Company: North British
Railway Works: Glasgow
The Mersey Railway, operating between Birkenhead and Liverpool by tunnel beneath the River Mersey, England, converts from steam to electric traction.
Railway Company: Mersey Railway
The 2 ft 6 in (762 mm) gauge Kalka-Shimla Railway opens in India.
Railway Company: Kalka-Shimla Railway
Great Western locomotive 3440, "City Of Truro" heads the Ocean Mail special down Wellington bank at a reputed 102.3mph.
Famous Loco: City of Truro
The Great Western Railway of England introduces the express train between London Paddington and Penzance in Cornwall which becomes known as the Cornish Riviera Express.
Railway Company: Great Western Railway
The Trans-Siberian railway is completed.
Railway Company: Trans-Siberian Railway
The Trans-Siberian Railway officially opens..allowing travel from Paris to Vladivostock in 21 days.
Country: France Russia
Railway Company: The Trans-Siberian Railway
Birth of O. S. Nock ), nicknamed Ossie, was a British railway signal engineer and senior manager at the Westinghouse company; he is well known for his prodigious output of popularist publications on railway subjects, including over 100 books, as well as many more technical works on locomotive performance. He died on 29 September 1994.
Person: O S Nock
The Hall Road rail accident near Liverpool in England kills 21 people.
The Witham rail crash in England kills 11.
Deat of William Dean, Chief Mechanical Engineer of Great Western Railway of England 1877-1902 (b. 1840).
Person: William Dean
The Baker Street and Waterloo Railway opens in London.
Railway Company: Baker Street & Waterloo Railway
The Simplon Tunnel between Italy and Switzerland, the world’s longest tunnel until 1979, opens to rail traffic.
Country: Switzerland, Italy
Death of Francis Webb, Chief Mechanical Engineer of the London and North Western Railway (b. 21 May 1836).
Person: Francis Webb
Railway Company: London & Northwestern Railway
24 passengers and 4 railwaymen die as the result of the Salisbury rail crash on the London and South Western Railway of England when an express train passes through Salisbury railway station at excessive speed.
14 die as a result of the Grantham rail accident on the Great Northern Railway (Great Britain) when a sleeping car train is derailed passing through Grantham railway station at excessive speed.
Railway Company: Great Northern Railway
Great Western Railway of England begins production of 'Star' Class 4-6-0 broad-gauge locomotives at its Swindon Works, beginning a series of successful 4-cylinder designs by Robert Stephenson, son of George Stephenson.
The death of Benjamin Baker, British civil engineer, designer of the Forth Railway Bridge born on 31 March 1840.
Person: Benjamin Baker
Opening of the Charing Cross, Euston & Hampstead Railway in London, a deep tube railway which now forms part of the London Underground's Northern line.
Railway Company: London Underground
Munich: Experimental train reported to average 81 mph and reaching 98mph maximum.
18 die as a result of the Shrewsbury rail accident on the London & North Western Railway when a sleeping car train is derailed passing through Shrewsbury station, England, at excessive speed.
Railway Company: London & North Western Railway
Birth of Terence Cuneo, British railway artist (d. 03 January1996).
Person: Terence Cuneo
Railway Company: British Railways
Public inauguration of Midland Railway Lancaster–Morecambe–Heysham electrification system (6.6 kV A.C. at 25 Hz), the first overhead wire scheme on a passenger railway in England.
The London, Brighton and South Coast Railway introduces the Southern Belle passenger train between London and Brighton.
Railway Company: London, Brighton & South Coast Railway
Following experiments, the Great Western Railway of England begins to introduce Automatic Train Control on its main lines.
George Whale retires as Chief Mechanical Engineer of the London and North Western Railway; he is succeeded by Charles Bowen-Cooke.
Person: George Whale
Railway Company: London & Northwest Railway
Great Western Railway begins using its Fishguard terminus in Wales for boat trains in connection with the Cunard steamships on Atlantic routes as a first port of call.
Beyer, Peacock and Company of Manchester, England, steam the first Garratt articulated steam locomotive built to the design of Herbert William Garratt, K Class No. K1 for the Tasmanian Government Railways’ North East Dundas Tramway.
Railway Company: Beyer, Peacock & Co. Manchester
The London, Brighton and South Coast Railway publicly inaugurates England's first suburban surface railway electrification system on its South London line, known as the "Elevated Electric" (overhead wire 6.7 kV a.c. at 25 Hz).
Railway Company: London, Brighton & southe Coast Railway
Henry Fowler is appointed Chief Mechanical Engineer of the Midland Railway, succeeding Richard Deeley.
Person: Henry Fowler
Railway Company: Midland Railway