1876 in rail transport

Years in rail transport
Timeline of railway history

This article lists events related to rail transport that occurred in 1876.


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  • August 3 – The Woosung Road runs over and kills a Chinese soldier on the tracks. The British Consular Court will find the driver David Banks innocent of manslaughter, but the ensuing public outcry pressures both sides towards a Chinese purchase of the line.[5]

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Panorama of Tehachapi Loop

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  • January 21 – The Abbots Ripton rail accident on the Great Northern Railway kills 13 and injures 53. The accident occurred after a blizzard reduced visibility and disrupted the signaling system, causing the Special Scotch Express to collide with a coal train and an express train travelling in the other direction to then run into the wreckage.


April birthsEdit

  • April 24 – Yury Lomonosov, Russian-born locomotive engineer (d. 1952).

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