Orphan Train Experience

By Tajanae Smith

Who were the orphan train riders?

The orphan train riders where homeless children or abandon children that lived in New York City. They were kids that ranged from the ages 6-18. They would go all across the US to 45 states including Canada and Mexico.

What was the experience like?

On the train they feed them and they would put numbers on their back. Also when they weren't on the train they were forced to do work and they could possibly go from family to family.