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1808 in rail transport

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This article lists events related to rail transport that occurred in 1808.


February events

  • February 8 – The Washington Bridge Company is granted authority in Washington, D.C., to build the Long Bridge over the Potomac River, a bridge that will eventually be rebuilt to carry the first railroad tracks to cross the river.
  • May events

  • May 27 – The Kilmarnock and Troon Railway becomes the first railway line in Scotland authorised by Act of Parliament.
  • July events

  • July 8 through September 18 – Richard Trevithick's steam locomotive Catch Me Who Can is demonstrated in London.
  • January births

  • January 8 – John A. Poor, first president of the Portland Company is born in Andover, Maine (d. 1871).
  • February births

  • February 10 – John Edgar Thomson, president of the Pennsylvania Railroad 1852-1874 (d. 1874).
  • March births

  • March 19 – Johann Andreas Schubert, builder of the first German steam locomotive, Saxonia, is born in Wernesgrün (d. 1870).
  • May births

  • May 12 – Joseph Hamilton Beattie, locomotive engineer for London and South Western Railway 1850–1871 (d. 1871), is born.
  • July births

  • July 25 – Francis Thompson, English architect working chiefly on railways (d. 1895).
  • Unknown date births

  • George Muirson Totten, chief construction engineer for the Panama Railway (d. 1884).
  • References

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