1819 in rail transport

Events

June events

* June 24 - James Foster and John Urpeth Rastrick partner to form Foster, Rastrick and Company, the English firm that built the first steam locomotives for the Delaware and Hudson Railroad.

Births

October births

* October 27 - Henry B. Plant, president of the Plant System of railroads (d. 1899).

Deaths

April deaths

* April 15 - Oliver Evans, pioneering steam locomotive designer and inventor (b. 1755).

References

* " [http://www.steamindex.com/people/engrs.htm Brief biographies of major mechanical engineers] ". Retrieved February 9 2005.
* Bedwell, Carolyn (2002), " [http://www.kylenano.demon.co.uk/rastrick/jur-summary.htm John Urpeth Rastrick] ". Retrieved April 4 2005.
* Bedwell, Carolyn (2002), " [http://www.kylenano.demon.co.uk/rastrick/jur-chron.htm John Urpeth Rastrick - Chronology] ". Retrieved April 22 2005 — date for Foster, Rastrick and Company formation.
* Senate House Library, University of London, " [http://www.aim25.ac.uk/cgi-bin/search2?coll_id=1695&inst_id=14 John Bradley & Co (Stourbridge) Ltd., Ironfounders] ". Retrieved April 22 2005 — info on Foster, Rastrick and Company, verifies Foster family connections.


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