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Victorian Railways S301 pulls a freight train at Beveridge, Victoria, Australia, in 1852
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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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View over the buffer at Carlingford in 2012

The Carlingford railway line is a minor railway line in Sydney, Australia. Opened in 1888, the line runs north-south between the suburb of Carlingford and the Main Suburban railway line at Clyde. Passenger services on the line form part of the Sydney Trains commuter rail network and are marketed as the T6 Carlingford Line. The railway line's small catchment, low patronage, short platforms and single track for much of its length mean the T6 generally operates as a shuttle service, with passengers changing at Clyde for T1 North Shore, Northern & Western Line services to the Sydney central business district and Parramatta. Most of the line is planned for conversion to light rail as part of the Parramatta Light Rail network.

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The SyltShuttle, operated by DB AutoZug, transports road vehicles on railway wagons over the Hindenburgdamm, an 11-kilometre long (6.8 mi) causeway joining the North Frisian island of Sylt to mainland Schleswig-Holstein.

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