1832 in rail transport
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This article lists events related to rail transport that occurred in 1832.
- May 23 - The Festiniog Railway Company Incorporated by Act of Parliament to build a railway from Festiniog to Portmadoc in North Wales for the carriage of slate and other minerals.
- June 9 - The Strasburg Rail Road, today the oldest short-line railroad in the United States, is incorporated.
- July 25 - A cable snaps on an incline of the Granite Railway causing the first rail transport related fatality in the United States.
- November 23 - After assembling Delaware, Matthias W. Baldwin builds his first entirely new steam locomotive, named Old Ironsides.
- November 26 - The New York and Harlem Railroad opens in New York City.
- December 5 - First carriage of United States mail on the railroad, to West Chester, Pennsylvania.
Unknown date events
- Matthias W. Baldwin assembles an English-built steam locomotive, the Delaware, for the Newcastle and Frenchtown Railroad; this is the first railroad locomotive that Baldwin works on.
- The Jefferson Works in Paterson, New Jersey, is reorganized as Rogers, Ketchum and Grosvenor (later to become Rogers Locomotive and Machine Works).
- Ross Winans patents the 8-wheel railroad car, but the patent is soon disputed by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad who call on Gridley Bryant as an expert witness.
- January 13 - Zerah Colburn, locomotive designer and railroad author (d. 1870).
- May 16 - Philip Armour, founder of Armour and Company and subsidiary Armour Refrigerator Line (d. 1901).
- November 14 - Charles Carroll of Carrollton, signer of the Declaration of Independence and a co-founder of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (b. 1737).
- Mitchell, Frank (March 1999), M. W. Baldwin. Retrieved February 15, 2005.
- Rivanna Chapter, National Railway Historical Society (2005), This Month in Railroad History: July. Retrieved July 22, 2005.
- Westing, Fred (1966). The Locomotives that Baldwin Built. New York: Bonanza Books. p. 14.
- U.S. Post Office Department (1885). History of the Railway Mail Service: a chapter in the history of postal affairs in the United States. Washington, DC: Government Printing Office. p. 28.