1815 in rail transport
|Years in rail transport|
This article lists events related to rail transport that occurred in 1815.
- February 6 – The first railroad charter in the United States is issued to the New Jersey Railroad Company, a railroad that ultimately was never built.
May or June events
- July 31 – The boiler explosion of a locomotive designed by William Brunton on the Newbottle Waggonway in North East England kills around a dozen people, the first railway disaster.
Unknown date births
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