Caboose by Brian Solomon

By Brian Solomon

The snapshot of a bit pink cabin car trundling alongside at the back of a lengthy freight educate is a vintage slice of Americana. With assistance from approximately three hundred awesome smooth and historic pictures depicting cabooses of all shades, this assortment lines the advance of this iconic, bygone rolling inventory from the 19th century to their nearly overall loss of life via the mid-1990s. Bobber, cupola, bay window, and move cabooses are proven at paintings around the usa, within the method featuring the grand geographic scope of North American railroading. The images is observed through distinct captions discussing cabin car building, functionality, heritage, and destinations depicted.

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My Taxi Ride. Layton, UT: Gibbs Smith, Publisher, 2006. Johnson, Stephen T. My Little Yellow Taxi. Edina, MN: Red Wagon Books, 2006. Maestro, Betsy, and Giulio Maestro. Taxi: A Book of City Words. New York: Clarion Books, 1990. html This website has dozens of interesting facts about New York City taxis. 31 Index dashboard, 19, 20 dispatcher, 12 driver, 15, 16, 26 meter, 17, 18, 19 engine, 22 speedometer, 20 fare, 18, 25 trunk, 15 two-way radio, 13, 19 hail, 9 passengers, 5, 6, 7, 14, 15, 16, 25, 26, 27 About the Author Mary Winget is a writer and editor of children’s books.

In 1913, taxi rides in New York City cost 50 cents per mile. 28 Parts of a Taxi trunk steering wheel meter engine (under hood) wheels 29 Glossary dashboard: a panel at the front of a taxi. It holds the taxi’s meter and speedometer. dispatcher: a person who sends and receives messages fare: the amount a passenger must pay at the end of a taxi ride hail: to wave or send a signal meter: a tool to measure distance and time trunk: the area at the back of the taxi used to store luggage two-way radio: a tool that sends and receives messages 30 More about Taxis Books Barracca, Debra, and Sal Barracca.

Johnson, Stephen T. My Little Yellow Taxi. Edina, MN: Red Wagon Books, 2006. Maestro, Betsy, and Giulio Maestro. Taxi: A Book of City Words. New York: Clarion Books, 1990. html This website has dozens of interesting facts about New York City taxis. 31 Index dashboard, 19, 20 dispatcher, 12 driver, 15, 16, 26 meter, 17, 18, 19 engine, 22 speedometer, 20 fare, 18, 25 trunk, 15 two-way radio, 13, 19 hail, 9 passengers, 5, 6, 7, 14, 15, 16, 25, 26, 27 About the Author Mary Winget is a writer and editor of children’s books.

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