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).
...that although the Very Fast Train Joint Venture remains the most substantial investment into a high-speed rail project in Australia, speculation on its failure in 1991 included a difficult relationship between joint venture members, the deregulation of the Australian airline market and accusations that the scheme was in fact a disguised land development project?
June 28, 2015 – Ian Allan, creator of the ABC series of roster books on British railways in the 1940s and founder of Ian Allan Publishing, passes away a day before his 93rd birthday. He was active in railway preservation and sat on various railway trusts and helped to reinstate steam-hauled excursions using privately-owned locomotives, after the end of steam on British Rail. (Telegraph)
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