1920 in rail transport

1920 in rail transport

Events

March events

* March 1 - Control of American railroads is returned to private ownership and administration with the disbandment of the USRA.
* March 18 - Fruit Growers Express (FGE) is incorporated.

May events

* May 15 - The Ministry of Railways of Japan is established.

June events

* June 13 - Baltimore and Ohio Railroad inaugurates passenger service to Detroit's Fort Street Union Depot as the first passenger train departs for Washington, DC.MichiganRailroads.com, " [http://www.michiganrailroads.com/RRHX/Timeline/1920s/TimeLine1920sBackUp.htm Railroad history timeline - 1920-1929] ". Retrieved June 13, 2005.]

November events

* November - H. P. M. Beames succeeds Charles Bowen-Cooke as Chief Mechanical Engineer of the London and North Western Railway.
* November 20 - Work begins on the State Railway of Thailand to convert all RailGauge|sg track to meter gauge.State Railway of Thailand, " [http://www.railway.co.th/Eng/history.html Historical background] ". Retrieved November 20 2005.]

Unknown date events

* William Sproule succeeds Julius Krutschnitt as president of the Southern Pacific Company, parent company of the Southern Pacific Railroad. This is Sproule's second term as president.

Births

April births

* April 17 - James B. McCahey, Jr., president of Chicago South Shore and South Bend Railroad (d. 1998).The Political Graveyard (March 10 2005), " [http://politicalgraveyard.com/geo/IL/railroad.html Politicians in Railroading in Illinois] ". Retrieved December 30 2005.]

Deaths

July deaths

* July 22 - William Kissam Vanderbilt, heir to Cornelius Vanderbilt and president of the New York Central system (b. 1849).

November deaths

* November 17 - T. Jefferson Coolidge, president of Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway 1880-1881, dies (b. 1831).The Political Graveyard (March 10 2005), " [http://politicalgraveyard.com/geo/MA/railroad.html Politicians in Railroading in Massachusetts] ". Retrieved December 29 2005.]

Unknown date deaths

* Charles Bowen-Cooke, Chief Mechanical Engineer of the London and North Western Railway 1909-1920 (b. 1859).

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