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East African Railways 30 class steam locomotive no. 3015 pulls a freight train near Morogoro, Tanzania, in 1967
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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

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Overhead view of Durham station in May 2017

Durham–University of New Hampshire station, also known as Durham–UNH station or simply Durham station, is a passenger rail station in Durham, New Hampshire, served by Amtrak's Downeaster line. The historic depot, which now houses the UNH Dairy Bar, is situated just west of downtown Durham on the campus of the University of New Hampshire (UNH). The station is owned by the university, but an adjacent parking area is managed by the town of Durham. On average, about 161 rail passengers board or detrain daily at Durham, making it the third-busiest Amtrak stop in New Hampshire.

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An ex- DSB MZ III diesel locomotive built by NOHAB leads an iron ore train at the "ferrocarril del valle" in Spain, in August 2017.

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DART Blue Line train at Akard station in downtown Dallas heading towards Downtown Rowlett station in 2015

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The facade of Union Station in Washington, DC

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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
Berryessa/North San José station on the first day of service

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