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The engine of our progress

From the November 1989 issue of The Christian Science Journal


At the head of an incredible string of railroad cars—open-slatted cars for produce and closed refrigerator cars and flatbed cars for industrial steel and low-slung coal cars with hoppers underneath— there is an engine. It may be we can fashion a metaphor from the hundred-or-more-boxcars-long freight train—a metaphor about progress.