1937 in rail transport


January events

March events

  • March 9 – In a joint announcement, Pullman and the New York Central announce the order of new streamlined equipment to be NYC's "Great Steel Fleet". At the same time Pullman and the Pennsylvania Railroad announce new streamline cars to be PRR's "Fleet of Modernism".
  • March 15 – The last tram operates on the Porte de Saint-Cloud-Porte de Vincennes line in Paris, France.
  • March 21 – Southern Pacific's "Daylight Limited" debuts the new red/orange/black "Daylight" paint scheme.

April events

May events

June events

July events

August events

  • August 1 – Russia's Railway Worker Day national holiday is restored under Soviet rule; the observance date is changed from July 8 to the first Sunday of August.[4]

October events

November events

December events

Unknown date events



January deaths


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  • Norfolk Southern Railway. Retrieved February 22, 2005.
  • Wayner, Robert J., ed. (1972). Car Names, Numbers and Consists. New York: Wayner Publications. OCLC 8848690.
  1. "Railway Statistics 2008". Norwegian National Rail Administration. 2009. p. 34. Archived from the original (pdf) on 2 March 2012. Retrieved 28 April 2010.
  2. London & North Eastern Railway (1937). The Coronation: the first streamline train, King's Cross for Scotland. Retrieved 2014-08-20.
  3. "The streamlined symbol of 1930s luxury". York: National Railway Museum. 2009-05-01. Archived from the original on 2014-08-21. Retrieved 2014-08-20.
  4. "Railway Worker Day marked in Russia". ITAR-TASS. 2006-08-06. Retrieved 2006-08-07.
  5. ja:仙山線#歴史#年表 (Japanese language) Retrieved January 13, 2017.
  6. Johnson, Ron (1985). The Best of Maine Railroads. Portland Litho. p. 112.
  7. "A Brief History of the Famous Mount Lowe Railway". Retrieved 5 December 2005.
  8. "Accident at Castlecary on 10th December 1937". Railways Archive. Retrieved 2014-07-21.
  9. "New Type Rail Coach Tested". Los Angeles Times. December 23, 1937. p. A3.
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