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The John Bull: A British Locomotive Comes to America

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The story of a steam-powered wonder The "John Bull" -- now on permanent display at the Smithsonian Institution -- was imported from England in 1831, and its cutting-edge design had a huge impact on American locomotive history. Used to help build and then run the first successful New Jersey railroad, the" John Bull" transported passengers and freight between New York City and Philadelphia more quickly and efficiently than ever before. And within a few years, more than a dozen locomotives were constructed following the "John ...

The John Bull: A British Locomotive Comes to America 2004, Farrar Straus Giroux, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780374380373

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