Trackside: Stories of New Jersey’s First Rail
The Museum of Early Trades & Crafts will host an informative and entertaining discussion about New Jersey’s first railroad, the Camden & Amboy Railroad. Rail historian and writer, John Kilbride, will offer his fascinating look at New Jersey’s trains in his presentation titled: Trackside: Stories of New Jersey’s First Railroad.
The building of the C&A and arrival of the “John Bull” locomotive introduced a new chapter into New Jersey’s rich rail heritage. Mr. Kilbride will tell the story of the C&A’s development, construction, and operation and its historic significance to our area, and provide fascinating details about the “John Bull” and its long and varied career. He will also discuss the corporate strength of the C&A as it expanded its empire and created a monopoly in its relatively short history. Also included in this presentation are eyewitness accounts of early travel through New Jersey. The cost is $8 per person; $5 for Museum members and seniors. Please register on the Museum’s website at www.metc.org