Grade Range: 9-12Resource Type(s): Reference MaterialsDate Posted: 7/7/2008
Students can learn more about American railroads during the 20th century. This reference page is included in the online exhibition entitled America on the Move, which focuses on transportation in US history.
Museum education, Self-paced learning modules, Thematic approach, Visual instruction
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The steam locomotive "John Bull" was built in 1831 and ran for 35 years, pulling trains of passen...
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Ride a train with a friendly conductor who teaches a young boy how to talk like a railroader.
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