S: My Little Book of Trains
BC: Maybe you will ride on a train one day too!
1: TRAINS! | This book is dedicated to boys and girls of all ages who love | PHOTOS BY STEVEN FAUCETTE WWW.FAUCETTEPHOTOGRAPHY.COM COPYRIGHT 2011 | Steven Faucette
2: There are many types of trains. Some carry passengers.
3: Some carry freight.
4: Trains are powered by steam, diesel fuel or electricity.
5: A train depot is where people buy tickets and wait to board the train. | Trains also get loaded with cargo at the depot.
6: Trains ride on tracks or rails.
7: The railroad line men use equipment to repair the tracks and clear the tracks of brush and trees.
10: The steam engines need a lot of water to build steam and keep the train going to its next stop. Water tanks like this one fill the train with water.
11: A trestle is a bridge so that the train can cross rivers and ravines.
12: It takes a lot of people to operate a train. The conductor takes tickets and might even sing a song or two!
13: The engineer, conductor, and brakeman signal each other to drive the train. The engineer makes sure changes from signals are made to change tracks, couple cars and get the train to the depot on time.
14: The brakeman helps connect cars to the engine. He also helps the train adjust its speed and stop.
15: The fireman keeps the steam engine working.
16: There are many kinds of steam engines.
17: Some steam engines were made just to haul logs down from steep mountains.
18: There are many kinds of diesel engines too! Another name for a train engine is "locomotive." There are different kinds of "locomotives" because each has a specific purpose. Some "locomotives" only move train cars a short distance onto a main track. Others carry many train cars a great distance.
20: The caboose is at the end of the train.
21: The caboose is usually RED. The caboose serves as an office, kitchen, and sleeping quarters for the crew.