Brian Floca

“The author of the “striking” (Booklist) Moonshot, Locomotive is a rich and in-depth sensory investigation of America’s early railroads. It is a Caldecott Medal Winner, Sibert Honor Book, and New York Times bestseller.

In the summer of 1869, family, crews, and trains were all traveling together on the nation’s newly constructed transcontinental railroad. The noises, speed, and power of the powerful locomotives, the labor that keeps them moving, and the excitement of traveling from the plains to the mountains to the coast all come to life in these pages.

Come experience the steam’s hissing, the engine’s heat, and the speedy passing of the scenery. Come traverse the young nation on the railways!”