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Source: Games For The Playground, Home, School And Gymnasium

_10 to 100 players._

_Parlor; schoolroom; out of doors._

Each player is named for some object on a train, such as engine,
baggage car, dining car, smokestack, boiler, cylinders, wheels, oil,
coal, engineer, porter, conductor, etc. One person is chosen to be the
train master. He says in narrative form: "We must hurry and make up a
train to go to Boston. I will take Number One _engine_ and some
_coal_; have the _bell rope_ in order; be sure that the _cushions_ are
brushed in the _sleeping car_," etc. As he names these objects, the
player bearing each name runs to the starter and lines up behind him,
each putting his hands on the shoulders of the one in front, the first
one placing his on the shoulders of the starter. When all are on the
train, the starter gives the signal for going, and the whole train
moves out on its journey, which at the discretion of the starter will
be up hill over obstacles, down hill from others, around loops and
curves, etc.; and he may, under suitable circumstances, find a
convenient place for a grand "smash-up" at the end.

For large numbers there should be several starters, starting several
trains at once, and these may race for a given point at the end.

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