From TrainSpottingWorld, for Rail fans everywhere
- February 1 – Southern Railway discontinues its passenger train services, transferring the operating responsibilities for the Crescent to Amtrak.
- The main section of Hong Kong MTR's Tsuen Wan Line opens.
- Construction is completed on the first section of the Qingzang railway between Xining and Golmud in China.
- The Lynton and Barnstaple Railway Association is formed to preserve the railway.