1798 – Lake Lock Rail Road was built near Wakefield, Great Britain
1803 – Great Britain had it's first passenger railway, in London.
1804 – Great Britain had it's first steam railway in Wales
1827 – France had it's first railway.
1830 – America's first steam locomotive “Tom Thumb” was built by Peter Cooper.
1831 – Australia had it's first railway. It was privately owned.
1832 – Canada's first railway was built. It was a wooden tramway
1834 – Ireland had it's first railway, between Dublin and Kingstown
1835 – Belgium's first railway was opened.
1835 – Germany had it's first steam powered public railway
1836 – Canada had it's first public railway
1837 – Austria had it's first railway, between Vienna and Wagram
1837 – Russia had it's first railway
1845 – Jamaicahad it's first railway, between Kingston to Spanish Town
1852 – Africa had it's first railway
1853 – India's first railway opened between Bombay City and Thane, Maharashtra
1854 – The first steam locomotive to run in Australia. Built by Robertson, Martin, Smith & Co.
1854 - Egypt had it's first standard gauge railway
1860 – South Africa had it's first railway.
1862 – Finlandhad it's first railway
1863 – New Zealand had it's first public railway
1863 – The first underground railway was opened in London, Great Britain
1876 – China's first railway opened.
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