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Perhaps you have seen products being brought into the city. You may have seen the milk trains unloading their many shining cans.

Surely you have seen the freight cars with their signs painted on the outside telling that they are refrigerator cars, or coal cars, or other kinds of cars. What do they carry?

Many of the things we need are brought here on trains. Where is there in our neighborhood a freight railroad station? Is it near our school?

How else are products carried? Coffee, rubber, pepper, chocolate and much silk are brought here from distant lands in ships. If you go to the harbor of a large city you can see hundreds of busy men unloading the big ships.

Ships and railroads carry not only foods but people too.

Notebook Work: Draw a train carrying a full load of black coal.

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