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Camden and Amboy Passenger Coach
In collection
From the Smithsonian Collection
This drawing of an early railroad passenger coach, used on the Camden and Ambo, shows how much the shape of the coach depended on the form of horse drawn carriages.
Physical Description
line drawing. The coach illustrated was made my M. P. & M. E. Green, "Who build to order carriages of every kind at their establishment at Hoboken N. J."
Details
Date Made:
1831
Locations:
New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania
History
The Camden and Amboy Railroad and Transportation Company was chartered in 1830 in the state of New Jersey. Robert Livingston Stevens and Edwin A. Stevens got the exclusive right to build a railroad across New Jersey connecting New York and Philadelphia, and the line was completed in 1833.

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