John Marsden Writing Topic #28

A train is racing towards a bridge at 120 kilometres an hour. You’re outside the train and you know that the bridge has collapsed. Suggest five ways you could stop the train.**


1. Build a makeshift dock platform in front of the collapsed bridge

2. Put sand on the tracks

3. Put water on the tracks/flood the tracks

4. Place something on the tracks that would stop the wheels from moving

5. Put up a fence or some sort of large barricade for the train to either stop at or crash into


**Reference: Marsden, J 1998, Everything I Know About Writing, Pan Macmillan, Australia.

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