Reading Rainbow

Kate Shelley And The Midnight Express

Season 8, Episode 4 of 10

The subject of this episode is the railroad and trains. Host LeVar Bur ton takes a train ride "just for fun" and gives tour of the train's ma ny sections-the dining car, coach, observation car, and sleeper. At th e Los Angeles train yard he visits with an engineer who explains how t rains run. In "Kate Shelley and the Midnight Express", read by Brian D ennehy, Kate couragiously saves the passengers of the midnight express when shes races to the station in during a storm to worn the conducto r that the brige over Honey creek washed out. A song about the trainsc ontinetal railroad offers a little history lesson. Kids review the fol lowing books about trains: "The Train to Lulus'", "The Little Engine T hat Could" and "The Polar Express".

Previously Aired

Day
Time
Channel
1/18/2008
3:30 p.m.
1/20/2008
3:30 p.m.
4/18/2008
3:30 p.m.
4/20/2008
3:30 p.m.
7/18/2008
3:30 p.m.
7/20/2008
3:30 p.m.
10/17/2008
4 p.m.
10/18/2008
5 a.m.
10/19/2008
4 p.m.
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