Trains! (Step into Reading)

Trains! (Step into Reading)

Susan E Goodman

Language: English

Pages: 48

ISBN: 0375869417

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


A Step 3 reader introducing trains of all shapes and sizes doing what they do best: hauling freight, carrying passengers, and zooming at speeds close to 400 miles per hour! Readers will encounter the Jacobite—a Scottish train that plays the Hogwarts Express in the Harry Potter films. They will learn about the great steam locomotives that crossed the United States, joining east and west in 1869. And they will learn about the different technologies­­—steam, diesel, electric, and electromagnetic­­—that continue to make trains an important part of our modern world. Illustrated with full color and black & white photos.

Step 3 readers feature engaging characters in easy-to-follow plots about popular topics—for children who are ready to read on their own.

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Acknowledgments: Thanks to designers Francisco Lupin and Priestmangoode for their incredible designs for future trains, Chris Whitten of Interesting.com for the old-time train illustration, Ghislain Gerard for access to his extensive archive of train pictures, the Canadian Pacific Railway for its excellent photo archive, and Jennifer Jo and the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. And, finally, thanks to Georgia for putting up with having her picture taken so many times in a small sleeping

Acknowledgments: Thanks to designers Francisco Lupin and Priestmangoode for their incredible designs for future trains, Chris Whitten of Interesting.com for the old-time train illustration, Ghislain Gerard for access to his extensive archive of train pictures, the Canadian Pacific Railway for its excellent photo archive, and Jennifer Jo and the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. And, finally, thanks to Georgia for putting up with having her picture taken so many times in a small sleeping

jets. But trains are moving faster too. Old tracks slow trains down. Some old tracks have curves. Trains must brake when going around a curve. Some new trains still use these tracks. They just tilt while turning. They lean the way bicycles do. These trains go up to 150 miles an hour. Most people in the United States fly or drive between cities. In other nations people use trains instead. New tracks have been laid. The rails are straight. So their trains go much faster. Pointed

it’s a movie star! It plays the Hogwarts Express. It takes Harry Potter and his friends to school. What’s the best thing about a train ride? Sometimes it’s what you see outside your window. This trip has great scenery. Sadly, there are no passengers to see it. The train is coming from a mine. It is carrying salt to a factory. But the crew can enjoy the view! The best thing about a trip may be the train itself. Trains can be hotels in motion! You can rent your own room. It is

faced each other in Utah. One had traveled from the East. The other came from the West. One last rail would connect all the tracks. Workers hammered it in with a spike of solid gold! Trains carried cargo and people. Some even carried queens! Queen Victoria of England had her own train. It was the first one to have a bathroom in it! Trains used steam power for a long time. Then the diesel engine took over. It burns oil to make electricity. The electricity drives the train.

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