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A Pacific National cement train led by Victorian X class locomotive X31 at Grovedale, Victoria, Australia, in 2007
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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 East Finchley station in 2009

East Finchley is a London Underground station in East Finchley in the London Borough of Barnet, north London. The station is on the High Barnet branch of the Northern line, between Highgate and Finchley Central stations and is in Travelcard Zone 3. The station was opened in 1867 as part of the Great Northern Railway's line between Finsbury Park and Edgware stations. As part of London Underground's only partially completed Northern Heights plan, the station was completely rebuilt with additional tracks in the late 1930s. Northern line trains started serving the station in 1939 and main line passenger services ended in 1941.

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SBB at St. Gallen

On a rainy Tuesday evening, SBB-CFF-FFS Re 460 class electric locomotive no. Re 460 058-1 La Côte awaits departure from St. Gallen railway station, Switzerland, with a westbound InterCity train made up of IC 2000 double deck coaches.

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Milwaukee Road locomotive E50 in the Deer Lodge, Montana engine house, October 1974

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