Vehicles

Did you ever hear a small boy complain of having to hang about a railway station and wait for a train? No; for to him to be inside a railway station is to be inside a cavern of wonder and a palace of poetical pleasures. Because to him the red light and the green light on the signal are like a new sun and a new moon. Because to him when the wooden arm of the signal falls down suddenly, it is as if a great king had thrown down his staff as a signal and started a shrieking tournament of trains.

From All Things Considered by G.K. Chesterton

Diggers Go by Steve Light

Freight Train by Donald Crews

The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot by Alice and Martin Provensen

Katy and the Big Snow by Virginia Lee Burton

The Little Auto by Lois Lenski, also The Little Train

The Little Engine that Could by Watty Piper

Locomotive by Brian Floca

Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton

Who Made This Cake? by Chihiro Nakagawa


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Painting: The Gare Saint-Lazare: Arrival of a Train by Claude Monet (1877)