1821 in rail transport
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|Years in rail transport|
This article lists events related to rail transport that occurred in 1821.
- May 8 – William Henry Vanderbilt, son of Cornelius Vanderbilt and president of the New York Central system (d. 1885).
- August 10 – Jay Cooke, financier who built the Northern Pacific Railway (d. 1905).
- August 17 – John Saxby, English railway signalling engineer (d. 1913).
- October 21 - Collis P. Huntington, a member of The Big Four group of financiers in California (d. 1900).
- Marshall, John (2003). Biographical Dictionary of Railway Engineers (2nd ed.). Oxford: Railway and Canal Historical Society. ISBN 0-901461-22-9.
- Ambrose, Stephen E. (2000). Nothing Like It in the World: The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad. Touchstone. pp. 47–48. ISBN 0-7432-0317-8. A footnote in the text cites the data to "Collis Huntington Memoir, Bancroft Library, U.C. Berkeley."