RailPictures.Net Photo: CARR 1 Camden and Amboy Railroad Steam 4-2-0 at Washington, District of Columbia by Michael Summers
 
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Camden and Amboy Railroad (more..)
Steam 4-2-0 (more..)
Smithsonian National Museum of American History (more..)
Washington, District of Columbia, USA (more..)
June 20, 2009
Locomotive No./Train ID Photographer
CARR 1 (more..)
John Bull (more..)
Michael Summers (more..)
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Imported in 1831 from England for use on the first rail link between New York and Philadelphia, the John Bull was originally a 0-4-0. Due to a tendency to derail on the uneven American tracks, a set of "guide" wheels was added to the locomotive, thus solving the problem. The Camden & Amboy Railroad engine is displayed on a section of the first iron railroad bridge, built in 1845 by the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad to cross a small creek in West Manayunk, Pennsylvania. The John Bull was donated to the museum by the Pennsylvania Railroad and the bridge was a gift of the Reading Company.
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