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Encyclopedia > 2000 in rail transport
1999, 2000, 2001

1999 in rail transport
2000 in rail transport
2001 in rail transport

This article lists events related to rail transport that occurred in 2000. 1999 is a common year starting on Friday of the Common Era, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2001 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article will list events related to rail transport that occurred in 1999. ... This article will list events related to rail transport that occurred in 2001. ... Diesel and electric trains and locomotives replaced steam in many countries in the decades after World War II. Many countries since the 1960s have adopted High-speed railways. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Events

January events

January 29 is the 29th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ...

May events

May 23 is the 143rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (144th in leap years). ... General Motors Electro-Motive Division (normally shortened to GM EMD or just EMD) is the worlds largest builder of railroad locomotives. ... The Union Pacific Railroad (NYSE: UNP) is the largest railroad in the United States. ... Categories: Rail stubs | EMD locomotives ... Great Western Railway No. ...

June events

June 7 is the 158th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (159th in leap years), with 207 days remaining. ... The Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel is a tunnel through Maynard Mountain near Whittier, Alaska and part of the Portage Glacier Highway. ... 1943 is a common year starting on Friday. ... World map showing location of North America A satellite composite image of North America North America is the third largest continent in area and in population after Eurasia and Africa. ...

July events

July 21 is the 202nd day (203rd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 163 days remaining. ... A Metrolink Tram in Manchester city centre Metrolink is the light-rail (tram) system which runs throughout Greater Manchester, in England, centred on Manchester city centre. ... Location within the British Isles. ... Royal motto: Dieu et mon droit (French: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area  - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 1st UK 49,138,831 377/km² Religion...

October events

October 17 is the 290th (in leap years the 291st) day of the year according to the Gregorian calendar. ... The Hatfield rail crash was a railway accident that occurred on 17 October 2000, at Hatfield, Hertfordshire, UK. A Great North Eastern Railway Intercity train bound for Leeds had left London Kings Cross at 1210 local time. ... Location within the British Isles. ...

November events

November 11 is the 315th day of the year (316th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 50 days remaining. ... Angels Flight, Los Angeles, California with gantlet track configuration A funicular, also called funicular railway or inclined railway, inclined plane, or in the United Kingdom a cliff railway, consists of a system of transport in which cables attach to a tram-like vehicle on rails to move it up and... One of the reservoirs of the Kaprun Kraftwerk (power project) Kaprun is a small town in the Pinzgau district of Land Salzburg in Austria. ... The white funicular train is waiting at the valley station. ...

Unknown date events

Robert D. Krebs has headed three major United States railroads in succession,leading the Southern Pacific when it was acquired by Santa Fe Industries, rising to lead the resulting Santa Fe Pacific Corporation, and finally being chosen to head the new Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) when Santa Fe Pacific... An eastbound BNSF Railway train passes some maintenance of way equipment in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, August 8, 2004. ... Map of the Cairo Metro The Cairo Metro in Egypt is Africas only full-fledged metro system. ... An eastbound BNSF Railway train passes some maintenance of way equipment in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, August 8, 2004. ... Missing image Canadian National Railways logo or herald (used pre-1960) Missing image Network Map of Canadian National Railway The Canadian National Railway (CN; AAR reporting marks CN, CNA, CNIS), known as Canadian National Railways (CNR) between 1918 and 1960, and Canadian National/Canadien National (CN) from 1960 to present...

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References

  • Some of the events listed here were translated from 2000 dans les chemins de fer (http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/2000_dans_les_chemins_de_fer), the equivalent French-language Wikipedia article.
  • General Motors Electro-Motive Division (May 23, 2000), General Motors' Electro Motive ships first five locomotives for huge Union Pacific order (http://www.emdiesels.com/en/company/news/links/20000523_UP_sd70m.html). Retrieved April 13, 2005.

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2000 in rail transport - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (490 words)
July 14 - The United States Surface Transportation Board's temporary moratorium on railroad mergers is upheld by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit; the ruling contributes to the failure of the proposed BNSF/CN merger.
October 2 - VIA Rail operates a funeral train for Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau between Ottawa and Montreal; the train's journey, which was frequently slowed through towns for the numerous well-wishers, was documented by a CBC news helicopter.
October 17 - The Hatfield rail crash, south of Hatfield, Hertfordshire, UK, occurs when a train traveling at 115 mph derails due to a rail that breaks under it.
High-speed rail - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (5626 words)
High-speed rail is public transport by rail at speeds in excess of 200 km/h (124 mph).
Railways were the first form of mass transportation, and until the development of the motorcar in the early 20th century had an effective monopoly on land transport.
By building a new rail infrastructure with 20th century engineering, including elimination of constrictions such as roadway at-grade (level) crossings, frequent stops, a succession of curves and reverse curves, and not sharing the right-of-way with freight or slower passenger trains, higher speeds (250–300 km/h) are maintained.
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