1997 in rail transport

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Years in rail transport

This article lists events related to rail transport that occurred in 1997.


January events

March events

April events

May events

June events

August events

September events

October events

November events

December events

  • December – Illinois RailNet is formed.
  • 10 December – Inauguration of the 2nd and last part of the Belgian High Speed Line 1 (HSL 1 – Antoing<>Lembeek) by King Albert II.
  • 14 December – Belgian High Speed Line 1 (HSL 1) put into service, reducing the travel time Brussels<>Paris to 1h25 and Brussels<>London to 2h36.

Unknown date events




North America

1997 E. H. Harriman Awards
Group Gold medal Silver medal Bronze medal
A Norfolk Southern Railway    
Awards presented by Railway Age magazine


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