In rail transport, a train is a vehicle or (more frequently) a string of vehicles capable of being moved along a continuous line of rails or other guideway for the purpose of conveying freight or passengers between points on a predetermined route. The train may be hauled or propelled by one or more vehicles designed exclusively for that purpose (locomotives) or may be driven by a number of motors incorporated in all or several of the vehicles (multiple units).
In railroad terminology, a stock car, cattle car or cattle wagon (British English) is a type of rolling stock used for carrying livestock (not carcasses) to market. A traditional stock car resembles a boxcar with louvered instead of solid car sides (and sometimes ends) for the purpose of providing ventilation; stock cars can be single-level for large animals such as cattle or horses, or they can have two or three levels for smaller animals such as sheep, pigs, and poultry. Specialized types of stock cars have been built to haul live fish and shellfish and circus animals such as camels and elephants. Until the 1880s, when the Mather Stock Car Company and others introduced "more humane" stock cars, loss rates could be quite high as the animals were hauled over long distances. Improved technology and faster shipping times have greatly reduced losses.
...that when construction of the N Line in Denver, Colorado, is completed in 2018, the 18.5-mile long (29.8 km) line will include the Skyway Bridge, which at 9,533 feet (2,906 m) will be the longest bridge in Colorado?
...that the first Fairlie locomotive, named Little Wonder, was such a success that Robert Francis Fairlie, the locomotive's inventor, gave the Ffestiniog Railway Company in Wales a perpetual license to use the Fairlie patent without restriction in return for using the line and the success of its Fairlie locomotives in his publicity?
October 11, 2014 – The Shiraz Metro in Iran is officially opened. Construction began in 2001 with three lines planned for the system. The first 10.5-kilometre long (6.5 mi) section includes eight stations connecting Ehsan to Namazi; construction is continuing to extend this first line south to Gol-e-Sorkh Square to provide a connection to the local airport and adding 12 more stations along the route. (Railway Gazette)
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