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A train is a form of rail transport consisting of a series of vehicles that usually runs along a rail track to transport cargo or passengers to and from various destinations. See below for more information, resources and facts about trains. For more information on the history of Trains read the fact file below or download our comprehensive worksheet pack to utilise within the classroom or home environment.
- After the initial patent of James Watt for stationary steam engine expired, train design production flourished as early as the 1800’s.
- Early pioneers of train development were James Watt, Oliver Evans, Matthew Murray, Richard Trevithick and George Stephenson. Their innovations enabled the rise of the modern train history.
- The first underground railway was made in London. Its popularity never wavered despite steam engine smoke problems during on its journeys.
- Largest modern manufacturers of trains are General Electric and EMD (Electro-Motive Diesel). These companies continuously upgrade its products as budding companies produce the fastest, luxurious and largest trains to date.
- Today 40% of world’s freight cargo is transported via trains. Its preference of freight play in the low carbon economy as rail produces 76% less carbon dioxide emissions than the equivalent road journey.
- The longest train station in Wales is as large as 6 football fields (600 meters) while the longest train station name is Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyll-llantysiliogogogoch or Llanfair PG.
- The longest route for one train can be made between Moscow and Vladivostok on Trans-Siberian Express railway line that is 9,297 kilometers long.
- Grand Central station in New York has 44 passenger platforms and 67 tracks. It has been in operation since February 2, 1913.
- The Trans-Australian Railway is the Longest stretch of perfectly straight railway track. It is 478 kilometers long. Service runs in both directions twice a week, with the total trans
- Australian journey taking about three days coast-to-coast.
- WW1 and WW2 benefited from railway networks and heavy industrial trains. Transport of weapons, rations and medical supplies were faster than animal-laden transport.
- Trains are one of the most eco-friendly ways you can travel. You can also view beautiful scenery while traveling.
- Trains can be powered by a variety of energy sources including steam, diesel and electricity.
Trains operating solely on electrical power get the electricity from a third rail, or electrical line, along the track. Operators control the train by using the throttle, reversing gear and brake.
This bundle contains 9 ready-to-use Train Worksheets that are perfect for students who want to learn more about Trains which are a form of rail transport consisting of a series of vehicles that usually runs along a rail track to transport cargo or passengers to and from various destinations. See below for more information, resources and facts about trains.
Download includes the following worksheets:
- Train Facts
- Color Me!
- Train Records
- Early Trains
- The Busiest Train Station
- Speedy Train
- Number Train
- Train Travel
- Train Timeline
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