15/09/1981 The John Bull becomes the oldest operable steam locomotive
John Bull: Riding the Rails
Replica John Bull running
John Bull is a British-built railroad steam locomotive that operated in the United States. It became the oldest operable steam locomotive in the world when the Smithsonian Institution operated it in 1981. Built by Robert Stephenson and Company, the John Bull was initially purchased by and operated for the Camden and Amboy Railroad.
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