(upbeat music) (whistling)
(harp noise) – [Penny] Today, we’re
at a Railroad Museum. Museums are places that
have interesting collections of things. This museum has a very
interesting collection of trains. – Hi Guys, welcome to The
Gold Coast Rail Road Museum. – Hi.
– I’m Laurie. – Hi Laurie. – And what’s your name? – Nicholas.
– Hi Nicholas. And, you are? – Chloe.
– Hi Chloe, nice to meet you both. Sir. We’re gonna learn lots of
things about trains today. Are you guys ready?
– [Family] Yes. – Alright, we’re gonna have a great time. Wanna come this way? We’ll start with some locomotives. This is the 153 steam locomotive. They used to use steam
locomotives a long time ago, and a locomotive is just an
engine that pulls the train. And, it has an engine in it just like the front of your parents’ car. – [Nicholas] What’s the engineer for? – [Laurie] The engineer drives the train. He sits in the front and
the conductor takes care of the safety of the rest of the train. He usually rides in the back. There’s lots of different kinds of trains, and another kind of
train is a freight train. And a freight train can carry your toys, it can carry your food, it
can even carry your mail. Just about everything
in your life has been on a train at least once. – [Penny] So, the
locomotive is the first car on every train? – [Laurie] It is, and it
can pull all kinds of cars. There can be a passenger
car, or a freight car, they even have a caboose
where the crew can ride. So you guys wanna go check
out some different trains? – [Nicholas] Yes!
– [Laurie] Alright! Each car has a different purpose. – [Penny] What kind of cars
are attached to the train? – [Laurie] Well, you
might have passenger cars, and there’s several
types of passenger cars. You might have one that
just has seats in it, where everybody gets to sit
when they take a train ride, or you might have what
we call a sleeper car and it has beds in it. It’s really fun. There are cars that they call lounge cars and you can just kinda hang out and relax, maybe have a juice. There’s all kinds of passenger cars. There’s a caboose right there! A red caboose. – [Penny] It’s the last car on a train. – [Laurie] That’s right. – [Penny] What is inside? Let’s see. Wow, look at this! – [Nicholas] What is this for? – The caboose is for the conductor. The conductor might come
and check your tickets, he might step outside and call all aboard for everybody at a station, he has lots of different jobs. The conductor would ride back here and he could look out the windows and make sure nothing
was wrong with the train. – It looks good. – [Laurie] And they could
also take a break back here. (bell ringing) (train whistling) – [Penny] Do you hear that?
– [Nicholas] That’s a whistle. – [Penny] That’s right. That whistle means a train is coming. – [Laurie] Trains are very large and heavy and take a long time to stop. So if you see any of these
signs you need to stop, look, and listen. – [Penny] This is where
trains cross the street. (bell ringing) R and R means rail road. Railroad is a compound word. It is two words combined to make one word. Rail and road. Together they make, railroad.
– [Children] Railroad – [Penny] Watch out for
trains if you see this sign. (train horns) (upbeat amusement park music)
(murmuring) – [Laurie] This is a
collection of model railroads and they’re just like the
trains that we saw outside, only they’re smaller. They still have the
locomotive and the cars and the caboose. There’s a locomotive. – A locomotive! – Caboose! – [Penny] Let’s put this
train set in the right order. Which car goes first? – [Chloe] This one. – That’s right, that’s the locomotive. That’s where the engine is and
it pulls all the other cars. And what’s next, where do the people sit? – [Nicholas] Passenger car. – [Laurie] Good job,
this is a passenger car. – And which is the last car? – [Chloe] Caboose. – [Laurie] The caboose
is for the conductor. – [Penny] This is where they could rest and talk and eat. – [Laurie] The train’s gonna
be pulling in any minute now. (train whislting)
– [Penny] That’s our train. We better hurry. The engineer communicates
with the whistle. The whistle tells people that he’s coming. (bell ringing)
(train whistling) Thank you Laurie for
teaching us all about trains. – You’re very welcome Penny, and I thank you all for coming, and I hope you have a great day. (train steaming) (whistling)
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