1913 in rail transport
February 1- New York City's Grand Central Terminalopens as the world's largest train stationto date.
May 7- Tracklaying begins on the Graysonia, Nashville and Ashdown Railroad(a predecessor of Kansas City Southern Railway) between Murfreesboro and Shawmut, Arkansas. [cite web| url=http://www.kcshs.org/schedule/subs/images/history/kcs_hist.htm| title=The Kansas City Southern Lines| accessdate=2006-05-05| author=Pitcher, Charles; Manager of DOT Compliance, Kansas City Southern Railway (reprinted by the Kansas City Southern Historical Society)| ]
July 15- Opening of the Bern-Lötschberg-Simplon railwayin Switzerland, including the km to mi|14.6|abbr=yes Lötschberg Tunnel. [cite book|last=Marshall|first=John|title=The Guinness Railway Book|year=1989|publisher=Guinness|location=Enfield|isbn=0-85112-359-7]
August 1- The Alton and Southern Railroadis formed through the merger of the Alton and Southern Railroad Company, the Denverside Connecting Railroad and the Alton and Southern Railway.
August 13- Stainless steel(which will soon be used to construct passenger car bodies) is invented by Harry Brearleyin Sheffield.
August 21- Construction begins on the Morrisburg and Ottawa Electric Railwayjust south of Billings Bridge, Ottawa.
October 20- The Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad's tracks reach Casper, Wyoming, making Casper the busiest rail junction in Wyoming. [Casper Star-Tribune ( June 22 2005), " [http://www.casperstartribune.net/articles/2005/06/22/news/casper/a2e0ab59d0ef19c0872570270020fd84.txt BP Amoco Timeline] ". Retrieved June 22 2005.]
December 18- Korekimi Nakamurasteps down as president of South Manchuria Railway.
December 19- Ryutaro Nomurasucceeds Korekimi Nakamuraas president of South Manchuria Railway.
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Nickel Plate Roadcompletes its grade separation project in Cleveland, Ohio.
Supreme Court of the United Statesorders the Union Pacific Railroadto sell all of its stock in the Southern Pacific Railroad.
Julius Krutschnittsucceeds Robert S. Lovettas Chairman of the Executive Committee for the Southern Pacific Railroad.
ALCOceases new steam locomotiveproduction at the former Rogers Locomotive Worksplant in Paterson, New Jersey; ALCO continues producing new locomotives at its other plants.
* William Finley is succeeded by
Fairfax Harrisonas president of the Southern Railway.
* Mary Averell Harriman, wife of the late Edward H. Harriman, creates the
E. H. Harriman Awardto recognize outstanding achievements in railway safety. [Association of American Railroads ( May 19 2005), " [http://www.aar.org/Newsroom/Harriman.asp Railroads Set Another Employee Safety Record in 2004. E. H. Harriman Memorial Awards Honors Outstanding Performance in Rail Safety] ". Retrieved January 11 2006.]
April 21- Richard Beeching, chairman of the British Railways Board 1961– 1965(d. 1985).
December 27- Ian David Sinclair, president of Canadian Pacific Railway1969-1981, is born (d. 2006).
March 31- J. P. Morgan, American financierwho helped to finance United States Steel Corporation(b. 1837).
May 20- Henry Morrison Flagler, visionary and builder of the Florida East Coast Railway(b. 1830).
September 25- Herbert William Garratt, English steam locomotivebuilder and inventorof the Garrattlocomotive type (b. 1864). [( April 27 2004), " [http://www.steamindex.com/people/garratt.htm Herbert William Garratt] ". Retrieved February 9 2005.]
* " [http://pages.ivillage.com/generaljim1/theerielackawannalimited/id19.html Norfolk Southern Railway] ". Retrieved
February 22 2005.
July 28 2005), " [http://www.railways.incanada.net/candate/ottawa.htm Significant dates in Ottawa railway history] ". Retrieved August 16 2005.
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