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SNTF (National Rail Transportation Company, Algeria) diesel multiple unit number ZZ 2202, built by CAF, is ready for passengers at Sidi Bel Abbès station, Algeria, in 2008.
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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 2018, there are approximately 1,052,000 kilometres (654,000 mi) of railway track in use worldwide. (World Bank (via Archive.org))


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A T1300 class train at Nydalen station in 2007

Nydalen is a rapid transit station on the Ring Line of the Oslo Metro. It is located at Nydalen in the Nordre Aker borough of Oslo, Norway. The station opened on 20 August 2003, as part of the first section of the Ring Line to Storo. The station is served by lines 4, 5 and 6 of the metro, as well as several local bus services. Artistic effort was put into the construction of the station, and the escalators were built into the Tunnel of Light exhibition. Close by the station is the Norwegian School of Management (BI) campus and several large working places.

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Parnell Tunnel construction
Parnell Tunnel construction

Construction work proceeds in 1873 on the first Parnell Tunnel, which will pass under Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand. A new, larger tunnel was subsequently built at a lower gradient and opened in 1915.

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The former Recess Hotel Platform on the Galway to Clifden railway in 1906
The former Recess Hotel Platform on the Galway to Clifden railway in 1906

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a Brooks-built locomotive
a Brooks-built locomotive

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The preserved C&O 1309 at the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum in October 2009
The preserved C&O 1309 at the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum in October 2009
An Avelia Liberty train on a test run in Delaware in May 2020
An Avelia Liberty train on a test run in Delaware in May 2020
Berryessa/North San José station on the first day of service
Berryessa/North San José station on the first day of service


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