TRUCKS AND TRAINS
While Edward Shenton was still in school he bacame extremely interested in racing cars that ran regularly in Rittenhouse Park. Around 1905 to 1910 in Philadelphia he wrote and drew descriptions of these cars. Later he had opportunity to illustrate several books with trucks, trains, and ships.

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"The giant freighter stopped abreast of the overturned truck. 'Get a tow line out.' grunted the driver. It took less than a minute to pull the Model A right side up and back onto the road."

from T-Model Tommy by Stephen Meader, 1938

"Tom sat in line, so tiny among the huge, new, long trailer trucks. They all had to wait while the state troopers made their inspections and weight checks."

from T-Model Tommy by Stephen Meader, 1938

" The deep, barking exhaust of the two engines came back to them as they labored up the grade. Randy and Joe finished their coffee and climbed back to their perch on the top of the caboose."

from The Long Trains Roll by Stephen Meader, 1944

"A train came rumbling past down the grade drowning out all other sounds. Sheer luck made him look up... he grabbed his companion's arm and jerked him toward the track. A rock as big as a barrel crashed into the ditch, just missing them."

from The Long Trains Roll by Stephen Meader, 1944

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