One of the more unusual sights on the Strasburg Rail Road was the PRR’s 1940’s re-creation of predecessor Camden & Amboy’s John Bull. The original was donated to the Smithsonian in 18... (more)
Replica of the John Bull at the RR Museum of PA.
The John Bull
In 1939, The Pennsylvania Rail Road built a replica of the 1831 John Bull locomotive that was built for predecessor Camden & Amboy. The original had been sold ... (more)
1939 "John Bull" replica on display. I was fortunate to see this under steam circa 1983.
Camden & Amboy Railroad 4-2-0 "John Bull"
This is the original "John Bull" locomotive which was built in 1831 in Newcastle, England for the Camden & Amboy Railroad. The C&A was chartered... (more)
Camden & Amboy Railroad 1939 built "John Bull" Replica
The Camden & Amboy Railroad's 4-2-0 "John Bull" sits on display across from the Pennsylvania Railroad's 4-4-0 #1223. The 4-4-0 is... (more)
A young American looks an English ancestor face to face at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania. Conrail #2233, former PC, ex PRR was built in April of 1963 while the "John Bull" is a 1939 replica... (more)
The Camden & Amboy Railroad 1939 built "John Bull" Replica
Built in 1939 by the PRR's Altoona shops to replace the still surviving original "John Bull" which had since been donated to ... (more)
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 ... (more)