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Ground Transportation Automobile, Train

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General

Portal

Wikipedia Trains Portal

Dictionary

train : connected line of railroad cars with or without a locomotive — Webster

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Encyclopedia

Train is a form of rail transport consisting of a series of vehicles that usually runs along a rail track to transport cargo or passengers. Motive power is provided by a separate locomotive or individual motors in self-propelled multiple units. Although historically steam propulsion dominated, the most common modern forms are diesel and electric locomotives, the latter supplied by overhead wires or additional rails. Other energy sources include horses, engine or water-driven rope or wire winch, gravity, pneumatics, batteries, and gas turbines. Train tracks usually consist of two running rails, sometimes supplemented by additional rails such as electric conducting rails and rack rails, with a limited number of monorails and maglev guideways in the mix.[1] The word ‘train’ comes from the Old French trahiner, from the Latin trahere ‘pull, draw’.

There are various types of trains that are designed for particular purposes. A train may consist of a combination of one or more locomotives and attached railroad cars, or a self-propelled multiple unit (or occasionally a single or articulated powered coach, called a railcar). The first trains were rope-hauled, gravity powered or pulled by horses. From the early 19th century almost all were powered by steam locomotives. From the 1910s onwards the steam locomotives began to be replaced by less labor-intensive and cleaner (but more complex and expensive) diesel locomotives and electric locomotives, while at about the same time self-propelled multiple unit vehicles of either power system became much more common in passenger service. — Wikipedia

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Outline

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B&O Railroad Museum, Baltimore
List of railway museums (Wikipedia)

Library

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Education

Course

OER Commons: Open Educational Resources
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Community

Occupation

Rail Transportation Occupations (Occupational Outlook Handbook)

Organization

Light Rail Transit Association

Event

Conference Alerts Worldwide (Conal)

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Reddit

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News

Railway Gazette
International Railway Journal

Book

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Government

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Expression

Fun


Toy

All About Toy Trains, Toy Train Museum

Poem

OEDILF: The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form

Future


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