- February 4
- 1830 – The Camden and Amboy Railroad (locomotive pictured), the first railroad to be built in New Jersey, is chartered.
- 1934 – United Traction Company in Albany, New York, abandons the Albany-Troy and Albany-Cohoes streetcar lines, replacing the service with buses.
- 1908 – Great Western Railway's sole 4-6-2 steam locomotive, number 111 The Great Bear, makes its first run, becoming the first 4-6-2 locomotive to be operated in Great Britain.
- 1958 – Canada's Kellog Commission releases a report on the use of firemen as part of diesel locomotive crews.