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How are subway trains powered?

A subway is an electric railroad that runs under the ground.  Subways provide quick and cheap transportation in many big cities and help keep the streets free from traffic. Subway trains are made up of several cars that look very much like railroad cars.  Each car may hold 100 or more passengers. Subway trains run …

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How did the stagecoach get its name?

Coaches that carried passengers became known as “stagecoaches” because they stopped to rest at stage stops along the way. Until railroads appeared, early travelers in America made long-distance journeys either on horseback or in horse-drawn coaches, called “stagecoaches.” Stops were made along the way at rest stations, or “stages,” for fresh horses and food for …

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