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The Camden - Amboy Railroad

And the story of the John Bull

The first railroad in New Jersey and the first successfully commercial railroad in the country ran across central New Jersey, from Camden to Perth Amboy.

             Learn more about this railroad and the train that ran on it:

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See a picture of the John Bull 

The John Bull on tour 

The story of the John Bull replica 

Where is the John Bull now?


Consider reading more on this topic:
The John Bull: 150 Years a Locomotive. John H. White, Jr. Smithsonian Institution Press, 1981.


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