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How does a high-speed train work?

Author: Sarah Eason
Publisher: New York : Gareth Stevens Pub., 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : English
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This book examines the key improvements that have enabled railways to compete with airlines--a feat that until recently seemed impossible. It also looks at some of the exciting new features that are currently in development to make trains faster than ever.
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Genre/Form: Children's nonfiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Eason
ISBN: 9781433934681 143393468X 9781433934698 1433934698
OCLC Number: 458737588
Description: 32 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
Contents: How does a high-speed train work? --
History of trains --
High-speed engines --
Cutting through the air --
Smooth ride --
Coming to a stop --
Making tracks --
Signaling --
In the driver's seat --
All aboard --
Bridges and tunnels --
Maglev trains --
Trains of the future.
Responsibility: by Sarah Eason.

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This book examines the key improvements that have enabled railways to compete with airlines--a feat that until recently seemed impossible. It also looks at some of the exciting new features that are currently in development to make trains faster than ever.

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