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Floca, Brian. LOCOMOTIVE
New York : Atheneum Books of Young Readers, 2013
IL 3-6, RL 3.7
In the beginning of the 19th century, if you wanted to travel across the country, you needed to travel by foot or horse. It would take weeks and sometimes months to travel out west. In 1869, the first transcontinental railroad was opened and it shortened the time it took to travel. You could get on the train and in a few days, be in California. But what were the trains like? What was travel like on these trains? Get on board and find out.