Describes how John Bull, a steam locomotive, was built in England, brought to the United States in 1831 .
Describes how John Bull, a steam locomotive, was built in England, brought to the United States in 1831, assembled, put to work, and modified over time . We’re dedicated to reader privacy so we never track you.
And within a few years, more than a dozen locomotives were constructed following the "John Bull"'s design, helping to spawn a vigorous and vital new American industry. With detailed text and exacting pen-and-ink artwork - including here's-how-it-works diagrams - David Weitzman re-creates the" John Bull"'s colorful history for young train buffs.
Weitzman tells the story of the John Bull, an early steam locomotive in America. Illustrated with large, black-and-white pictures that look like ink drawings, this handsome book describes how the John Bull was designed and built in England
Weitzman tells the story of the John Bull, an early steam locomotive in America. Illustrated with large, black-and-white pictures that look like ink drawings, this handsome book describes how the John Bull was designed and built in England. In 1831, it was shipped in pieces to America, where a mechanic reassembled it without the benefit of drawings, instructions, or previous experience with steam locomotives. After running for several decades, it found a home at the Smithsonian, whose curators ran the engine again in 1981.
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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 Bull's design, helping to spawn a vigorous and vital new American industry.
As some know, John Bull was built in England and transported by steamship to America in 1831. Such a powerhouse had never been seen before, and it was used not only to help build but to run the first New Jersey railroad. This met with such success that America soon manufactured many more similar locomotives. After a lengthy tour of service the locomotive was retired to the Smithsonian Institution where it was admired by thousands. Even more amazing is that some 150 years after it first arrived on our shores the John Bull was still able to run as smoothly as ever
A detailed history of one of the earliest steam locomotives in American history, rich with intricate pen and ink drawings.
Reading Level: Early Elementary School, Late Elementary School, Middle School Genre: Non Fiction Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux 2004. Find this book in a library near you, using WorldCat. A detailed history of one of the earliest steam locomotives in American history, rich with intricate pen and ink drawings.
A British Locomotive Comes to America. There's no description for this book yet. Published March 3, 2004 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR). In library, Railroad trains, Railroads, John Bull (Steam locomotive), Protected DAISY, Juvenile literature, Locomotives, History. United States, Great Britain.
John Bull is a British-built railroad steam locomotive that operated in the United States. It was operated for the first time on September 15, 1831, and 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, the first railroad in New Jersey, which gave John Bull the number 1 and its first name, "Stevens".
David Weitzman (Weitzman, David). used books, rare books and new books. The John Bull: A British Locomotive Comes to America: ISBN 9780374380373 (978-0-374-38037-3) Hardcover, Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), 2004. Find all books by 'David Weitzman' and compare prices Find signed collectible books by 'David Weitzman'. Jenny: The Airplane That Taught America to Fly (Single Titles). My Backyard History Book (Brown Paper School). ISBN 9780316929028 (978-0-316-92902-8) Softcover, Little Brown and Company, 1975.
The John Bull: An English Locomotive Comes to America. Precise draftsmanship makes this book from Weitzman (Old Ironsides, 1997) a bulls-eye for meeting the desires of both railroad buffs and the mechanically inclined. this is a fine addition to historical collections. Farrar, Straus Giroux, 2004. David Weitzman can make a historical steam engine exciting to readers who aren’t mechanical groupies, and that’s a feat. The striking black-and-white presentation of historical manufacturing is reminiscent of earlier books by Edwin Tunis and Leonard Everett Fisher.