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    Trains and Railroad Vocabulary Word List (265)
    A)Abandon, Accident, Adequate, Aid, All aboard!, All-clear, Amtrak, Appeal, Automation, Automation, Axle
    B)Baggage cars, Ballast, Bankrupt, Baron, Billow, Blocks, Blue-collar, Boiler, Bolt, Box car, Brake, Brakeman, Branch line, Buff
    C)Cab, Caboose, Call, Cargo, Carry, Carry, Cars, Chug, Circuit, Cities, Class, Clerk, Coaches, Colored-light, Comfort, Communication, Commute, Commuter, Competition, Conductor, Conglomerate, Connect, Container, Controls, Controls, Coolies, Corporation, Costs, Coupler, Crew, Cross-tie, Crossings, Curve
    D)Denim, Derail, Detection, Device, Diesel, Dining car, Dining car, Direction, Discontinue, Disputes, Distance, Double-deck, Downhill
    E)Efficient, Electric, Elevated, Engine, Engineer, Equipment, Express, Extend, Extent
    F)Fast, Fast-track, Federal, Finances, Fireman, Fishplate, Flange, Flatcar, Freight, Frontier, Fuel, Future
    G)Gangs, Gas-turbine, Gauge, Government, Grade, Grant
    H)Hauling, Heavy, High-speed, Historical, History, Hobby, Hopper car, Hotbox, Hydraulics
    I)Immigrants, Industry, Inefficient, Inspection, Interchange, Intercity, Iron plates
    J)Jam, Job, Joint bar, Journal box, Journey, Junction
    K)Keen, Keep
    L)Label, Labor, Landscape, Line, Linking, Locomotive, Long-distance, Luxurious
    M)Machinery, Mail, Main-line, Maintenance, Major, Mediate, Merge, Metro-liner, Model, Money, Monorail, Multiple track
    N)Network, Nonstop
    O)Oil-burning, Operation, Order, Overall, Overheat, Overpass, Overuse
    P)Passenger, Passion, Piggyback service, Popular, Power, Precaution, Private car, Provide, Public, Puff, Pull, Pullman
    Q)Quality, Quantity, Query, Quest
    R)Rail car, Rail yard, Railroad, Rails, Rapido, Rate, Redirect, Refrigeration, Registration, Regulate, Repair, Retarder, Rights, Roadbed, Rolling stock, Route, Run, Running
    S)Safety, Scanner, Scenery, Seats, Security, Semaphore, Serve, Service, Settlers, Shape, Shipping, Shop, Sidings, Sight see, Signal, Size, Sleek, Sleeping car, Smoke, Snack bar, Speed, Spike, Stable, Standard, Standard, Station, Steam, Steam-power, Steel, Stop, Strength, Strike, Subway, Switch, Swivel, System
    T)Tanker, Technology, Terminal, TGV, Third rail, Ticket, Tie, Toil, Tough, Town, Toy, Tracks, Traffic, Train, Transcontinental, Transportation, Traveler, Trees, Tunnel
    U)Uncouple, Unions, Unprofitable, Uphill
    V)Vibration, Vision, Vital
    W)Weather, Weight, Weld, Westward, Wheels, Whistle, Whistle stop, Wire, Work rules, Worker, Worldwide, Worn, Wreck
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    Y)Yard
    Z)Zeal, Zephyr
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    Do you know these train and railroad facts?
    Kinds of cars on passenger trains: baggage, bar, chair, club, dining, dome, lounge, parlor, sleeping, tavern
    Trains cross, valleys, mountain ranges, plains, rivers, bodies of water, hills, steep grades

    Train and Railroad Initials mean:
    TRAIN= Telerail Automated Information Network
    ACI = Automatic Car Identification
    CTC =Centralizes Traffic Control
    ICC = Interstate Commerce Commission

    Large line-haul companies: Burlington Northern, Inc., ConRail, the Atchinson, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway; the Southern Pacific Company and the Missouri Pacific System
    Unions: Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen, etc.

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    5. Discuss three types of transportation
    6. Railroads provide passenger and freight service Discuss and expand upon the differences


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