1835 in rail transport
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This article lists events related to rail transport that occurred in 1835.
- May 5 – The first steam-worked passenger railway in continental Europe is opened, covering the 23 km between Brussels and Mechelen in Belgium.
- July 4 – Baltimore and Ohio Railroad's Thomas Viaduct, the first multiple arch stone masonry railroad bridge in the United States, is officially completed. It was also the longest bridge of any kind in the nation, and second longest in the world, next to London Bridge.
- August 25 – The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad opens its line between Baltimore, Maryland, and Washington, DC.
- August 31 – The Great Western Railway of England is incorporated by Act of Parliament.
- October 1 – Promoters of the Bristol and Exeter Railway issue a prospectus for the railway's construction.
- October - James G. King succeeds Eleazer Lord as president of the Erie Railroad.
- 7 December – Germany's first railroad, the Bayerische Ludwigsbahn, starts regular passenger train service over a distance of 6 km (3¾ miles) between the neighboring cities of Nuremberg and Fürth using a steam locomotive named Adler ("Eagle").
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- The Boston and Maine Railroad is formed to build a railroad between Boston, Massachusetts, and Portland, Maine.
- The first steam locomotive assembled by Rogers Locomotive and Machine Works, the McNeil, manufactured by Robert Stephenson and Company, operates on the Paterson and Hudson River Railroad.
- The Wilmington and Raleigh Railroad in North Carolina is chartered.
- April 2 – Jacob Nash Victor, oversaw construction for California Southern Railroad from San Diego through Cajon Pass to Barstow, California (d. 1907).
- April 10 – Henry Villard, president of Northern Pacific Railroad (d. 1900).
- June 27 – Fred Harvey (entrepreneur) who developed the Harvey House chain of restaurants and hotels serving passengers of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway (d. 1901).
- November 25 – Andrew Carnegie, steel magnate and owner of Pittsburgh Locomotive and Car Works (d. 1919).
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