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  1915 in rail transport - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This article lists events related to rail transport that occurred in 1915.
March 7 - San Diego's Union Station officially opens, ushering in a new era of rail transport for the City.
May 22 - In the Quintinshill rail crash, four trains including a troop train collide causing 227 fatalities and injuring 246 people at Quintinshill, Gretna Green, Scotland; the accident is found to be the result of non-standard operating practices during a shift change at a busy junction.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1915_in_rail_transport   (336 words)

 1915 - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
1915 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar).
January 12 - The Rocky Mountain National Park is established by an act of the U.S. Congress.
You can find it there under the keyword 1915 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1915)The list of previous authors is available here: version history (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=1915andaction=history).
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/1915   (1311 words)

 Timeline 1914-1915
1915 Feb 19, British and French warships began their attacks on the Turkish forts at the mouth of the Dardenelles, in an abortive expedition to force the straits of Gallipoli.
1915 Willa Cather published her novel "The Song of the Lark." It was about an opera singer and the birth and development of the artistic spirit.
1915 The explosion of Tambora in Indonesia was estimated to be of the magnitude of 40,000 H-bombs.
timelines.ws /20thcent/1914_1915.HTML   (13608 words)

November 26, 1832 - public transportation began in New York City; fare of 12-1/2 cents; three non-connecting compartments, each able to carry ten passengers, rode on iron wheels along iron rails laid in the middle of the road.
H.W. Stewart, then the General Manager of Burlington Transportation Company, to found an umbrella association of privately-owned and independent carriers to increase passenger traffic between and within members' respective territories; newly-organized association operated under name Trailways; served 24,023 miles of routes, principally in the Midwest.
Transportation Research; Information Services (TRIS) Http://Tris.Amti.Com/Search.Cfm Database is the world's largest and most comprehensive bibliographic resource on transportation information." (400,000 bibliographic records).
www.kipnotes.com /Transport.htm   (3368 words)

 GH&D Light Rail Report
In 1991, FIDO commissioned a light rail study, undertaken by Gutteridge Haskins and Davey Pty Ltd, to identify costs associated with the provision and operation of a light rail system from Woongoolba Creek to Central Station and the McKenzie Line east to the Wabby Plots.
Another potential use of the rail network is to carry freight from the western to the eastern side of the island, thus minimising cross island freight traffic.
As such, an alternative transportation option is required that achieve the objective of distributing passengers without impacting on the environmental values and management economics of the Island.
www.fido.org.au /GHDLightRailReport.html   (7286 words)

 3rd and 4th rail dimensions and settings
Standard rail relationships 4mm scale recommended dimensions for the basic interrelationship between prototype-gauged running rails and the 3rd and 4th rails for LT and Southern/SR prototypes are shown in the adjacent drawing.
As conductor rail wear takes place, the insulators are re-packed underneath, or packing is inserted between the underside of the rail and the cradle of the insulator, to maintain the conductor rail relationship with the running rails.
The conductor rail is probably 106lb/yard section: the slight height difference between it and the cast ribbed ramps can be seen, being accommodated by the use of different types of insulator and packing thickness under the conductor rail itself.
homepage.ntlworld.com /russelliott/3rd-4th.html   (8998 words)

 Conventional Rail vs. 'Gadgetbahnen' | Planetizen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Various forms of rail—mainly light rail and regional rail over existing tracks—also appear to be feasible in several dozen more corridors in larger urban areas nationwide, plus a handful of special cases in smaller cities and rural areas.
A high-speed surface transport system of any technology would not be built with 10 percent grades and curves sharp enough to require high superelevation, owing to passenger motion-sickness issues and safety issues for standing passengers.
Light rail, the a la mode transit choice dominating the municipal scene today is essentially old technology being reapplied and is having a profound effect on the urban landscape nation-wide.
www.planetizen.com /node/70   (9570 words)

 Sugar Cane Transport
Efficient transport of chopped cane is essential to avoid losses of sugar content after harvesting and to maintain a uniform flow of cane through the mills.
Although cane tramways were initially constructed by estates, it was the central mill which was to use the technology to the greatest extent, and thereby achieve the efficiency of cane transport to achieve the economies of scale possible from larger mill capacity.
Small petrol-engined rail tractors were employed for light duties from the early 1920s and, after 1925, petrol-powered locomotives by Fowler and Hudswell Clarke appeared on mainline operations.
www.lrrsa.org.au /LRR_SGRb.htm   (6787 words)

 BBC NEWS | UK | Six die as train ploughs into car
Det Chief Constable Andy Trotter of British Transport Police said the officer alerted the emergency services after seeing "the car remain on the crossing and the train hit the car".
The Queen has sent a message of sympathy to the victims' families and friends and Transport Secretary Alistair Darling has promised a thorough investigation.
Rail Passengers Council national director Anthony Smith said: "There are two big questions which need answering quickly - what was the car doing on the railway line and why did the train derail in such a catastrophic fashion?"
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/uk/3989277.stm   (826 words)

 Brothers died, 1914-1915
However, he was serving near Loos in October 1915 in the same Battalion as his brother-in-law Thomas Lawrence Barton, who was killed whilst on patrol.
None have a known grave, and all are commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing, Ypres.
The CWGC lists their date of death as 10 May 1915 but another local man wrote home saying that he had seen the Hughes boys "bowled over" on 9 April.
www.1914-1918.net /heroes/brothers.htm   (4682 words)

 The Battle of Loos 1915
Compared with the small-scale British efforts of Spring 1915, this attack of 6 Divisions was a mighty offensive indeed - it was referred to as 'The Big Push'.
Taking place on ground not of their choosing and before stocks of ammunition and heavy artillery were sufficient, the opening of the battle was noteworthy for the first use of poison gas by the British Army.
It was known that the French Army would be at the summit of their strength in late 1915.
www.1914-1918.net /BATTLES/bat13_loos/bat.htm   (10587 words)

 War in the Mediterranean 1915
She is the first of four French boats lost in the Dardanelles in 1915.
On the 17th, after failing to sink a British transport, she is intercepted south of the Greek island of Chios by British destroyers "Jed", "Kennet" and "Wear" and runs herself aground.
After arriving by rail at Pola for assembly, coastal submarine "UB-3" sails for the Aegean and Dardanelles area and goes missing.
www.naval-history.net /WW1AreaMed1915.htm   (6497 words)

 Subway Centennial
It was the fastest city transportation system in the world; its four-track design enabled both express and local trains to run in each direction, and “City Hall to Harlem in 15 minutes!” was the slogan.
The BMT opened in 1915, and construction work began on a third subway in 1925.
In 1968 the New York State Legislature created the current Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and the Transit Authority joined the MTA family.
www.mta.nyc.ny.us /mta/centennial.htm   (1113 words)

 Pyle National Rail   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Pyle National offers the broadest choice of interconnectors for rail and mass transportation, and has a long history of providing interconnect solutions to the global rail industry.
The relationship goes back to 1899, when the founder of the company, George C Pyle, developed turbine generators to operate railroad engine headlights in the United States.
Our many customers include the LUL Central, Jubilee and Northern Lines and Electro-Star in the UK, Irish Rail, Strasbourg Tram in France, ICE in Germany, Porto Tram in Portugal, Long Island Rail Road M7 EMI and New York City Transport in the USA, and the Express train Bejing-Shanghai-Chagzhou in China.
www.pylenational.co.uk /rail.html   (346 words)

 Trains at the Science Museum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
With the opening of the Napoli and Portici Railway on 3 October, 1839, Italy finally became part of the history of rail transport.
The Rail Transport Building is one of the most impressive areas in the Museum.
It is the reconstruction of an art nouveau railway station housing a large fleet of steam locomotives and electric engines.
www.museoscienza.org /english/treni/treni.html   (197 words)

Most major rail lines coming into the NY metropolitan area from the south and west, the PRR (Pennsy, Pennsylvania RR), Erie, LV (Lehigh Valley), Lackawanna, and the Jersey Central, itself, had rail-marine terminals on the Jersey side of the river.
The progressive little Jay Street had bought one of the first gas-electric locos ever made from GE, their #3, a 45-ton center-cab 175-hp unit, back in 1915, considered the prototype for the boxcabs which followed.
Two steam-tug-drawn floats were constructed, each holding 8 cars transversely, and they were served by triple-track aprons at the transfer landings, running from Alexandria down the Potomac 60 miles to Aquia Landing, about 10 miles northeast of Fredricksburg, Maryland.
home.att.net /~Berliner-Ultrasonics/railmarn.html   (2146 words)

SS Francesca requisitioned for use as transport between Sebenico, Pola and Triest.
SS Magyar rehired for use as coal transport at Pola.
German UC13 arrived at Pola by rail; assembled as cargo submarine.
www.stile.coventry.ac.uk /cbs/staff/beech/ahnavy/1915.htm   (5116 words)

 1915 & munitions
Watford, with its close proximity to a good rail head, ample local land for troop training and an abundance of good-class homes for troop billets, played a full part in troop training.
The demand for munitions sparked a surge in engineering skills which stood the town in good stead in later years.
The youngster, presenting a cigarettes to a soldier about to embark for the middle east, above, when older was told by his father that the soldier to whom he gave the cigarettes, and the others, were all “lost at sea” on their voyage.
www.watford-history.co.uk /1915munitions.html   (885 words)

 UK rail accident deaths   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Although other privatised transport industries such as airlines and the bus and coach travel industry take passenger safety seriously, maybe rail managers are different.
The total number of passenger deaths is from the Health and Safety Executive, which became responsible for rail safety in 1991.
It is often said that rail deaths are dwarfed by road deaths and indeed they do.
www.igreens.org.uk /uk_rail_accident_deaths.htm   (464 words)

 1915   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar).
August 5 – 23 - Hurricane Two of the 1915 Atlantic hurricane season over Galveston and New Orleans – 275 dead
August 6 - World War I: Battle of Sari Bair begins - The Allies mount a diversionary attack timed to coincide with a major Allied landing of reinforcements at Suvla Bay.
www.tocatch.info /en/1915.htm   (1861 words)

 LJMU Transport and Logistics weblinks   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Transport and Logistics Study at Liverpool John Moores University
This page provides links to a significant number of websites related to transport and logistics.
DfT Rail Group took over reponsbibility for for providing overall strategic direction and leadership for Britain’s railway from the Strategic Rail Authority in 2005.
www.staff.livjm.ac.uk /etmcrobe/transport/tsptweblinks.htm   (929 words)

 World Rail Transit List
CR - Commuter Rail (Regional rail, suburban rail, S-bahn,...)
Installations not part of urban or suburban common carrier passenger transport (private use, rural lines, museums, etc) and facilities confined within a complex, institution, amusement park, airport, or other non-"public" space should not be included on this list.
Denver, Colorado [m1848K]; LR 1994, HT (Denver Rail Heritage Society)
home.cc.umanitoba.ca /~wyatt/rail-transit-list.html   (2275 words)

 The Fourth Rail
An American Delta Force officer, who recently spent a week in Sudan tracking the terrorists, said the camps are used to train new recruits to wage jihad, or holy war, against the West and its allies.
The trainees are instructed how to handle weapons and build and transport bombs.
The officer said it was proving difficult to pin the terrorists down.
www.billroggio.com /archives/2004/08   (16660 words)

 WWW Links
Alpha Rail Net various US railroads (Larry Tuttle)
Birth of a Rail, The Workington Iron & Steel Comapny
British Rail in the 1980's and 1990's (Steve Parrott)
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