I make this train from maple, hickory and walnut. There are six cars: engine, tender, tanker, people car, car carrier with removable sports car and caboose. Each car measures approximatley 7 inches long -- the entire train is about 45 inches long. The cars disconnect and can be played with separately. There's an engineer in the engine and 6 little people in the people car that can be removed and played with - -good eye-hand coordination practice. If you're concerned that your little one will put them in his/her mouth, convo me and I can glue them in the car before shipping. The sports car is also fun to play with by itself. You can also attach a pull-string to the peg in front of the engine so that the train can be used as a pull-toy. Finished with child-safe boiled linseed oil and polyurethene. Great gift for ages 2 and above. If you would like only a five car train, message me and let me know which of the cars you would like eliminated. Cost for five car train = $75.