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1844 in rail transport

Years in rail transport

This article lists events related to rail transport that occurred in 1844.

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  • August 9 – In the United Kingdom, the Railway Regulation Act 1844 (officially: An Act to attach certain Conditions to the Construction of future Railways) requires every railway company to run at least one passenger train a day in both directions along the length of each of its lines, calling at every station. The maximum fare for journeys by these trains (soon to become known as Parliamentaries) is fixed at one penny per mile (1.6 km), and it is a further requirement of the Act that the carriages used on these trains be provided with seats and afford passengers protection from the weather.

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  • June 21 – Ernest F. Cambier, Belgian colonial pioneer, establishes the first Congo railway (d. 1909).[6]

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