1971 in rail transport

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Years in rail transport

This article lists events related to rail transport that occurred in 1971.

Events

April

May

June

July

September

October

November

December

Unknown date

Accidents

February accidents

March accidents

  • March 4 – A local train collides with a mini truck at a level crossing on the Fujikyu line, Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi, Japan, killing at least 179 people and injuring 6100.
  • March 11 – A runaway train carrying 350 passengers, mostly children, derails next to a 12-metre deep (39 ft) ravine near Vicuña, Chile, killing twelve people.

May accidents

June accidents

July accidents

  • July 21 – A fast train from Basel to Copenhagen derails due to a technical failure in the Class 103 engine; 23 die and 121 are injured.

Births

Deaths

Unknown date deaths

References

  1. ^ "The Post Office Role in U.S. Development: Railway Mail Service". History of the United States Post Office. Retrieved 2006-04-26. 
  2. ^ Scott-Morgan, John; Martin, Kirk (2008). Red Panniers: Last Steam on the Underground. Lydney, Gloucester: Lightmoor Press. p. 145. ISBN 9781899889297. OCLC 271770628. 
  3. ^ Green, Oliver (1988). The London Underground - An Illustrated History. Ian Allan. p. 59. ISBN 0-7110-1720-4. 
  4. ^ Balkwill, Richard; Marshall, John (1993). The Guinness Book of Railway Facts and Feats (6th ed.). Enfield: Guinness Publishing. ISBN 978-0-85112-707-1. 
  5. ^ Wood, G. C. (1972). 6000 King George V – a chronology. Hereford: 6000 Locomotive Association. 
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