About Trains: Train History, Train Travel, Types of Trains, Railroad Jobs & More Fascinating Train Facts [NOOK Book]

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Updated October 25, 2013

Children of all ages seem to enjoy playing with trains, but may adults do as well. They may not be playing with them though as much as they are collecting them. There are true train collectors and then there are those who want to simply make a fun hobby out of it. Many of them in either category or current railway workers or they have since retired ...
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About Trains: Train History, Train Travel, Types of Trains, Railroad Jobs & More Fascinating Train Facts

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Overview

Updated October 25, 2013

Children of all ages seem to enjoy playing with trains, but may adults do as well. They may not be playing with them though as much as they are collecting them. There are true train collectors and then there are those who want to simply make a fun hobby out of it. Many of them in either category or current railway workers or they have since retired from the profession.

There are many great layouts you can create as a hobby for your train. With a flat piece of board that is as large as you would like, you can transform it into your own train area. There are train kits that contain smaller scale boxcars, engines, cabooses, train stations, tunnels, and tracks. You can also buy individual pieces in order to personalize your train collection. Many of the tracks even come with controllers so you can switch the tracks and have more than one train on it.

Some of the older Santa Fe train pieces are worth a large amount of money today. This is because it was one of the largest railway companies for decades. In recent years it has merged with Burlington Northern to become Burlington Northern Santa Fe. The pieces of equipment for collecting that say Santa Fe on the sides of them are collectibles that continue to increase in value.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016382173
  • Publisher: Ramsey Ponderosa Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/25/2013
  • Series: "Quick Start Guide" Series, #19
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,063,319
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Frederick Hanson is an avid railroad and train lover, who is also a train conductor.
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