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Elephants travel on a circus train too.
Trains made circuses more profitable.
W.C. Coup partnered with P.T. Barnum in 1871.
Some circuses used to have more than 600 horses.
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Trains made it easier for circuses to travel.
Circuses made more money using trains.
Circuses grew larger by making more money.
W.C. Coup is credited as one of the first to use a circus train.
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Moving a circus to another town is fast and easy.
Circuses grew larger because of trains.
P.T. Barnum was a magnificent showman.
Small towns are not a great place to bring your circus.
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TGV is short for 'Train a Grande Vitesse'
TGV trains have set many speed records.
TGV trains move so fast that they are dangerous.
April 3rd, 2007 was a historic day for trains.
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Petrol powered trains can travel pretty fast too.
TGV are the fastest trains in the world.
Electricity powers TGV trains.
TGV are French passenger trains.
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The French have no translation for the phrase 'Holy Cow.'
A TGV test train reached speeds of up to 357.2 MPH.
The TGV, a French passenger train, is the fastest in the world.
Electricty is much safer and more efficient that petrol fuel.
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Trains allowed cowboys to ship cattle across the country.
Cowboys fought with cattle rustlers to protect their herds.
Cows used to graze on the open range.
The Yankees lived in the Northeast, far from the Southwest.
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Easterners paid high prices for beef.
Trains brought cows to the East.
Facing extreme weather was one of the greatest risks of being a cowboy.
Cowboys brought cows to train stations.
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Cowboys robbed trains and stole easy money from passengers.
Barbed wire ended the open range and the cowboy lifestyle.
Cowboys lived a very dangerous life but made a lot of money.
Trains helped to grow the beef market and create cowboys.
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Busses can drive anywhere but a tram has to stay on a track.
Trams require electric tracks and cables to run.
Auto companies tried to destroy the public tram system.
Labor strikes helped to end the public tram system.
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Car companies worked together to destroy the tram system.
Trams used to be the main form of public transportation.
The trams were replaced by busses.
The Great Depression was another reason the tram system ended.
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The bus system was a great improvement over the electric trolley system.
Electric trolley cars were inconvient due to needing cables and tracks to run.
Car companies made public transportation worse to boost their sales.
The Great Depression was a very hard time for most Americans.
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