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A Tasmanian Railways ZA Class locomotive leads a container train on the Bell Bay line in 1978
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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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The tracks and platforms at Nodeland Station in 2013

Nodeland Station (Norwegian: Nodeland stasjon) is a railway station of the Sørlandet Line situated in the village of Nodeland in Kristiansand municipality in Agder county, Norway. Located 375.29 kilometers (233.19 mi) from Oslo Central Station, it is served by long-distance trains operated by Go-Ahead Norge. In addition to intercity services to Oslo and Stavanger, the eight daily trains in each direction serve as a commuter link to Kristiansand, located nine minutes away. The station features two side platforms and a station building. The station was opened on 17 December 1943 as part of the segment of the Sørlandet Line between Kristiasand and Sira. The line past the station was electrified from 1946 and the station automated in 1969. The following year the station became unmanned. A major upgrade in 2012 saw the lengthening of the passing loop to 718 meters (2,356 ft), new platforms and increased parking. Nodeland had 10,300 passengers in 2008.

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East African Railways locomotive 5902

East African Railways Garratt locomotive number 5902 stands ready for service circa 1955. This locomotive would later receive the name Ruwenzori Mountains.

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The tracks and platforms at Yeoford station in 2006

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