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Railroads Elsewhere in America on the Move
 

Other exhibit sections of America on the Move continue the railroad story, in the context of other kinds of transportation.

An exhibit section treats "containerization" — the great shift in international freight transport from "break-bulk" ships (in which overseas cargoes were carried deep in the holds of traditional freighters) to standardized steel boxes that can be carried equally well by ship, truck, and rail.

The final section of America on the Move, "Going Global: Los Angeles, 1999," presents in vivid electronic imagery the fast-paced world we live in today, in which intense mobility and computer-managed commerce are part and parcel of everyday life. International food marketing, apparel distribution, and people in a transportation-animated city illustrate our modern, transportation-dependent world.

Thus the final exhibit section reinforces the principal theme of America on the Move: transportation fundamentally shaped America — and will continue to do so.

A terminal where containers are moved to and from ships, trucks, and trains.
A terminal where containers are moved to and from ships, trucks, and trains.
A container train — diesel locomotive and 'double stacked' container-cars — leaving the Port of Los Angeles.
A container train — diesel locomotive and "double stacked" container-cars — leaving the Port of Los Angeles.
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