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An eastbound BNSF grain train near the Durham Road crossing on the Blackfoot Reservation near Browning, Montana, in January 2013
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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 2017, there are approximately 1,051,767.605 kilometres (653,538.091 mi) of railway track in use worldwide. (World Bank)

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Construction of the line near Coburg in November 2013

The Nuremberg-Erfurt high-speed railway is a 191 km-long (119 miles) German high-speed railway, between Nuremberg and Erfurt. The line is listed in Germany's federal transport plan as Verkehrsprojekt Deutsche Einheit Nr. ("German Unity transport project no.") 8.1 and is a section of the high-speed route between Berlin and Munich and a section of the line connecting Italy and Scandinavia in the European Union's Trans-European Rail network. It consists of an upgraded line between Nuremberg and Ebensfeld and a new line between Ebensfeld and Erfurt. The journey time between Erfurt and Nuremberg will be reduced to approximately one hour and 20 minutes after completion. The planning began in 1991 and construction started in April 1996. Three years later construction was stopped by the new SPD-Green coalition government formed after the 1998 election and only recommenced in 2002. The new line was opened at the timetable change on 10 December 2017. The timing of the final commissioning of the upgraded section is still uncertain.

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Aurizon locomotive Q 4001 leads a bulk freight west train at Fremantle in July 2018

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The facade of Union Station in Washington, DC

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Berryessa/North San José station on the first day of service
A train of the Wuhan Metro
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A Virginia Railway Express passenger train crossing the 14th Street Bridge over the Potomac River in 2013
A postcard depicting a passenger train entering the tunnel under Tennessee Pass

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