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A train is a set of cars on a railway. It is like a special bus that can only drive on rails. A place where a train stops, to let people get on and off, is called a railway station. The locomotive (the first car of the train) pulls the cars along the track. Trains are used to carry people, as well as cargo, such as fuel, imported/exported goods, and so on.
Types of Train [change]
Freight trains have freight cars (US) or goods wagons (UK) to carry goods from one place to another. Some are boxcars; others are special so they can carry special cargo.
Passenger trains have passenger cars (US) or coaches (UK) made so people can ride them from one train station to another. There are few long-distance passenger trains in the United States, but more in Europe and Asia.
People who run the trains [change]
The Driver [change]
The driver that makes sure the train works right and speeds it up or slows it down. Every train needs a driver to make it run right.
The Guard [change]
The guard is the person that makes sure the train goes the right way and tells the driver if he makes a mistake.
The Fireman [change]
Only steam trains have a fireman. He makes sure the fire that powers the steam train is burning right by putting coal into the fire.
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