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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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A Sounder train at Mukilteo station in 2009

Mukilteo is train station serving the city of Mukilteo, Washington. It is owned by Sound Transit, who runs the North Line of their Sounder commuter rail service through the station from Everett to King Street Station in Seattle. The station includes a parking lot with 63 spaces, as well as connections to nearby Washington State Ferries, Community Transit, and Everett Transit service on State Route 525. Mukilteo Station opened with a single side platform in 2008 as the first phase of a multi-modal replacement for the Mukilteo ferry terminal, with the second platform and its pedestrian overpass scheduled to open in 2015.

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NSB passenger train in 2014

An NSB class BM 69 DMU operating the Lokaltog Myrdal - Bergen is following the Langavatnet between Vieren and Ørneberget, Norway, in 2014.

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A Kintetsu Ise-Shima Liner at Ujiyamada Station in 2008
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