Super Explorers bring you interesting facts and full-colour photos all about big and fast trains. • Trains can move freight and goods or people across the city or country. • Early trains were pulled by horses; then came the steam train. Newer trains can be electric, diesel or even powered by magnetic levitation. • Some trains go as fast as 300 kilometeres per hour. • One of the longest rail tunnels in the world is under the English Channel, connecting France and Britain completed in 1994.
Wendy Pirk is an animal lover who dreamed of being a veterinarian but decided instead to pursue a degree in Ecological Anthropology. She is a serious environmentalist and is a freelance writer with a focus on nature and the environment.