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 in 1848, Exeter St Thomas station was worked by atmospheric trains, but since there was no engine house at the station, the driver had to hold the train on its brakes against the pressure in the pipes while it was stopped there?
December 30, 2015 – Construction begins on the Ningbo–Fenghua Intercity Railway in China. The 21.8-kilometre long (13.5 mi) line, expected to open in 2020, will be a suburban metro line connecting Gaotang Bridge Station to Jinhai Road Station. (CNNB)
November 14, 2015 – A test TGV train traveling eastbound on the southern track of the LGV Est high-speed rail line derails as it enters a curve at 265 km/h (165 mph) in Eckwersheim. The accident killed eleven crew and injured the remaining 42 persons aboard, which included 4 children who were not authorized by SNCF to be on the train. According to investigators, late braking, which led to the train entering the curve at excessive speed, was the immediate cause of the accident. (BBC)(DNA)(SNCF)
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