1750s in rail transport
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This article lists events relating to rail transport that occurred during the 1750s.
- June 9 – The Middleton Railway is the first in Great Britain to be granted powers by Act of Parliament. It was built by Charles Brandling to carry coal from his pits at Middleton into Leeds and was at this time a wooden, horse-drawn wagonway with a gauge of 4 ft 1 in (1.254 m); much rebuilt it survives as a heritage railway.
- Bushell, J. (1975). The World’s Oldest Railway: a history of the Middleton Railway. Sheffield: Turntable Publications. ISBN 0-902844-27-X.
- Paley, W. B. (1910). "The first railway Act". Locomotive: 49–50, 76.
- Sharman, Frank A. (1975). "The first railway Act?". Journal of the Railway and Canal Historical Society. 21: 47–9.