Grade Range: K-12Resource Type(s): Web LinkDate Posted: 9/10/2008
The AAR Website promotes the utilization of freight rail as a viable, eco-friendly, alternative to trucks when hauling freight across the United States, and all of North America. AAR members include the major freight railroads in the United States, Canada and Mexico, as well as Amtrak, and are based in Washington, DC.
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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