Train ride

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A train ride consists of miniature trains capable of carrying people. Some are considered amusement rides and some are located in amusement parks and municipal parks.

Backyard and garden railways[edit]

If the ride is on tracks, and especially if the service is provided by a non-commercial hobbyist club, the train may be an exact scale model, often with a live steam locomotive.

Kiddie rides[edit]

Commercial children's rides often use simple but colorful equipment, with the driving mechanism hidden under vacuum formed plastic covers.

Trackless trains[edit]

Trains which do not use tracks usually consist of railroad-like cars towed behind an ordinary, or modified motor vehicle. This type of ride is often conducted as a sightseeing tour of the surroundings.

Undulating rides[edit]

Some train rides (e.g. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad) resemble roller coasters, and may not be available to children under a certain age or a minimum height.


Train ride at Van Saun Park in Paramus, New Jersey, United States. 
The Civil War Train Ride at Land of Make Believe amusement park, Hope Township, New Jersey, United States. 
A children's train ride in Birkenhead Park in the United Kingdom. 
The train ride in the Centreville Amusement Park on the Toronto Islands, Toronto, Canada 
Train ride at Turtle Back Zoo, West Orange, New Jersey, United States 

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