By Dr Stephen Krensky, Mark Schroder
Casey Jones was once the main well-known railroad engineer there ever used to be. Casey had one grasp up. He needed to be on time. He anticipated his trains to be on time too. One evening Casey was once requested to force a teach that was once a long way not on time. He acquired that educate working as speedy as she may well pass. might Casey make it on time? Hop on board and discover what made this railroad engineer an American hero during this fast moving story.
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Casey Jones was once the main recognized railroad engineer there ever used to be. Casey had one dangle up. He needed to be on time. He anticipated his trains to be on time too. One evening Casey was once requested to force a educate that was once some distance not on time. He bought that teach operating as quickly as she may well pass. could Casey make it on time?
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The whistles screamed or screeched or squealed or wailed. Casey’s whistle was something special. It was a six-tone whistle made of long and short tubes banded together. Casey’s most famous call sounded like the song of a whip-poor-will. But whatever tune he played, it was always recognized along the tracks. 28 Illinois Indiana Ohio West Virginia Missouri Kentucky Virginia Tennessee North Carolina Memphis South Carolina Arkansas Canton Mississippi Alabama Florida Louisiana New Orleans Gulf of Mexico N W E S Georgia Casey blew that whistle long and loud the day he was promoted to drive the New Orleans Special.
You can also find photographs and the lyrics to songs about Casey. Farmer, Nancy. Casey Jones’s Fireman: The Story of Sim Webb. New York: Phyllis Fogelman Books, 1998. Sim Webb, Casey Jones’s real-life fireman the morning of the accident, is the main character in this fictional tale of Casey’s whistle. Johnson, Angela. I Dream of Trains. New York: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2003. An African American boy dreams of a better life on the railroad like his hero Casey Jones. Wroble, Lisa A.
Casey said that he could. Oh, there was one more thing. That train was running late. Casey wasn’t worried. He wouldn’t melt the tracks, but he could push the train along fast enough. 35 The Last Run The schedule called for the late train to be back on time when it reached Canton, Mississippi. That meant making up 95 minutes in 188 miles. Casey thought he was up to the challenge. In the first 100 miles, he gained back a full hour. “Only 35 minutes behind,” he told his fireman. ” After another 23 miles, the train was only 15 minutes late.
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