Trains at Work
by Mary Elting
Publisher: Garden City Books 1953
Number of pages: 106
Sam is the fireman on a big freight locomotive. When Sam was a little boy, he listened to his father and grandfather talking railroad talk. They used all kinds of words that ordinary people didn't understand. They had wonderful nicknames for each other, and slang words for many of the things they did.
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