Train ride

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For the film, see Train Ride.

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]

Main article: Kiddie rides

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

Trackless trains[edit]

Main article: Trackless train

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]

Main article: Roller coaster

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.

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