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 the aftermath of the Granville-Paris Express wreck at Gare Montparnasse on October 22, 1895, the train's locomotive rests on its smokebox after crashing through the wall of the station onto the street below.
...that Schnabel cars are designed to distribute the weight of their heavy and oversized loads over a large number of bogies, with the largest car of this type in use in North America, CEBX 800, using 18 bogies?
...that Barcelona Metro's El Coll – La Teixonera station, with its entrance situated under a steep hill, has the highest elevated station entrance on the whole network at 181.60 metres (595.8 ft) and the longest lift on the network at 63 metres (207 ft)?
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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