Grade 3
A Closer Look
  A Freight Train
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Learn more about freight trains and railroads with these Internet sites.

California State Railroad Museum
Discover the story of America's first transcontinental railroad and the people who built it. This site contains descriptions, photographs, and paintings that highlight the significance of railroads to the growth of America and convey the drama of linking the Central Pacific and Union Pacific railroads at Promontory Point. Click Rail History to begin.

Find out about Conrail's freight shipping services and the history of its railroad at this site.


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