A train is a set of railway cars. Some trains carry people. Others carry goods. Trains can move along one track or two. Ready to ride? Chug along with TIME for Kids as we discover different types of trains.
This is a freight train.MIKE DANNEMAN—GETTY IMAGES
It carries heavy goods. Freight trains often travel long distances. What do you think this train is carrying in its containers?
This is a passenger train.IPPEI NAOI—GETTY IMAGES
It carries people from place to place. It can travel across the country. Have you been on a train like this?
This is a monorail.BLAINE HARRINGTON III—GETTY IMAGES
It runs on one track instead of two. Monorails are powered by electricity. They are often used at airports and amusement parks .
This is a subway train.SHERRYK70—GETTY IMAGES
People in big cities ride subway trains. These trains are powered by electricity. They run underground.
Did You Know?CATRINA GENOVESE—GETTY IMAGES
Trains can move very fast. They can’t stop quickly. That’s why there are signs and signals at railroad crossings. Always pay attention to these signs and signals. They help people stay safe.