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GWR 4575 class steam loco 5521 tails a "Steam on the Met" railtour at Amersham, England, in 2013
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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).

As of 2006, there are approximately 1,370,782 kilometres (851,764 mi) of railway track in use worldwide.



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The platforms and tracks at Mount Baker station in 2009

Mount Baker is a station on Sound Transit's Link Light Rail system. It is situated between the Columbia City and Beacon Hill stations on the Central Link line, which runs from Seattle–Tacoma International Airport through Rainier Valley to Downtown Seattle. The elevated station consists of two side platforms located west of the intersection of Rainier Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Way in the Mount Baker neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. A light rail station in the Mount Baker area was first proposed in 1995 and approved the following year. Construction began in late 2005 and the station was opened for regular service on July 18, 2009. Trains serve the station 20 hours a day every day; the headway between trains is 7.5 minutes during peak periods, with less frequent service at other times. Mount Baker Station is also served by five King County Metro bus routes that connect it to Downtown, Capitol Hill, Rainier Beach, the Central District, and the University District.

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The Eiger Glacier and the Wengernalpbahn, Wengernalp, Switzerland

A train of the Wengernalpbahn ascends the grade with the Elger Glacier in the background.

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