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KCJ-liveried former Tokyu 8000 series EMU set 8008 at Bogor on the KCJ Bogor-Jatinegara Line in Indonesia in April 2016
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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 1,051,767.605 kilometres (653,538.091 mi) of railway track in use worldwide. (World Bank (via Archive.org))

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Limited express "Azusa" No. 21 bound for Matsumoto by E353 series S108 train running between Torisawa and Saruhashi on the Chuo Main Line in December 2020

The E353 series (E353系) is a DC tilting electric multiple unit (EMU) train operated by the East Japan Railway Company (JR East) in Japan on limited express services on the Chuo Main Line since December 2017. A pre-series train, consisting of one nine-car set (set S101) and one three-car set (set S201), was delivered in July 2015 for performance testing. These trains replaced the older E351 series EMUs used on Super Azusa (Now Azusa) limited express services on the Chuo Main Line between Shinjuku in Tokyo and Matsumoto in Nagano Prefecture. Originally intended to enter revenue service in spring 2016, the first trains entered service on 23 December 2017.

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A Denver and Salt Lake Railroad train at the Moffatt Tunnel's east portal circa 1930

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The preserved C&O 1309 at the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum in October 2009
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