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Railroad Bull

Posted by Jim on December 29, 2001 at

The discussion of "screws" in prison got me wondering (which is why I like this site) about the origin of the railroad "bull". The bull policed the train, throwing freeloaders off, particularly during the Great Depression. Any input about where the term originated?