1874 in rail transport

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Years in rail transport
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This article lists events related to rail transport that occurred in 1874.


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  • October 23 – The first trains operate on the Monterey and Salinas Valley Railroad, making it the first narrow gauge railroad to operate in California.[5]
  • October 26 – Grand Trunk Railway converts all 546 miles (879 km) of its track east of Montreal to Portland, Maine from 5 ft 6 in (1676 mm) Portland gauge to 4 ft 8+12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge.[6]

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  4. ^ Electric Railway Historical Association of Southern California. "The street railway history of Los Angeles". Archived from the original on 6 September 2005. Retrieved 2005-09-13.
  5. ^ Monterey County Historical Society (2006). "The Monterey & Salinas Valley Railroad". Archived from the original on 12 November 2006. Retrieved 2006-10-23.
  6. ^ "Significant dates in Canadian railway history". Colin Churcher's Railway Pages. 2006-09-15. Archived from the original on 23 October 2006. Retrieved 2006-10-26.
  7. ^ U.S. Government Printing Office (1979). "The Fish Car Era of the National Fish Hatchery System". Archived from the original on 7 April 2005. Retrieved 2005-03-28.