Trains transport freight and people between many cities and towns, and they provide important transport within cities. Read about early rail vehicles in Australia and the different ways they were powered. Find out about the huge job of building railways across the continent. Learn about the jobs people do on trains and at stations today, and what trains might be like in the future.
About the Australian Transport Series: This bright and informative new series looks at the development of our transport systems and what they mean for life in Australia today. Topics such as the technology involoved, issues of safety and the environment and employment in this field are covered. For ages 7 to 12.