1833 in rail transport
February 15 – The Western Railroad of Massachusetts is chartered to build a railroad between Worcester, Massachusetts, and the New York state line.
March 15 – Andover and Wilmington Railroad is incorporated to build a branch from the Boston and Lowell Railroad at Wilmington, Massachusetts, north to Andover, Massachusetts.
April 29 – The Utica and Schenectady Railroad is chartered.
May 6 – Grand Junction Railway and London and Birmingham Railway are both authorised by the Parliament of the United Kingdom.
June 6 - Andrew Jackson rides the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad from Ellicott City to Baltimore, first US President to travel by rail during his term of office.
September – Eleazer Lord becomes first president of the Erie Railroad.
November 8 – The Hightstown rail accident in New Jersey is the first to involve passenger deaths.
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Construction is completed on the Camden and Amboy Railroad in New Jersey.
Tredegar Iron Works, an American steam locomotive manufacturer, is formed in Virginia.
The Monkland and Kirkintilloch Railway operates a wagon ferry on the Forth and Clyde Canal in Scotland.
Paterson and Hudson River Railroad is chartered.
March 6 – William Stroudley, locomotive and carriage superintendent for Highland Railway 1865–1870; locomotive superintendent at London, Brighton and South Coast Railway's Brighton Works 1870–1889, is born (d. 1889).
April 22 – Richard Trevithick, English inventor and steam locomotive builder (b. 1771).