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High-speed rail is a type of rail transport that operates significantly faster than traditional rail traffic, using an integrated system of specialized rolling stock and dedicated tracks. [1]

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Aérotrain

The Aérotrain was a hovertrain developed in France from 1965 to 1977.

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Acceleration

In physics, acceleration is the rate of change of velocity of an object with respect to time.

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Acela Express

The Acela Express (colloquially abbreviated to Acela) is Amtrak's flagship service along the Northeast Corridor (NEC) in the Northeastern United States between Washington, D.C. and Boston via 14 intermediate stops including Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York City.

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AEG

Allgemeine Elektricitäts-Gesellschaft AG (AEG) (German: "General electricity company") was a German producer of electrical equipment founded as the Deutsche Edison-Gesellschaft für angewandte Elektricität in 1883 in Berlin by Emil Rathenau.

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Ahmedabad–Mumbai main line

Ahmedabad–Mumbai main line is the important railway route on Western Railway section of Indian Railways.

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Air-line railroad

An air-line railroad was a railroad that was relatively flat and straight, choosing a shorter route over an easier route.

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Airliner

An airliner is a type of aircraft for transporting passengers and air cargo.

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Alejandro Goicoechea

Alejandro Goicoechea Omar (his first surname is also spelled Goikoetxea) (23 March 1895 - 30 January 1984) was a Spanish engineer.

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Alstom

Alstom is a French multinational company operating worldwide in rail transport markets, active in the fields of passenger transportation, signalling and locomotives, with products including the AGV, TGV, Eurostar, and Pendolino high-speed trains, in addition to suburban, regional and metro trains, and Citadis trams.

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Amtrak

The National Railroad Passenger Corporation, doing business as Amtrak, is a passenger railroad service that provides medium- and long-distance intercity service in the contiguous United States and to three Canadian cities.

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Amusement park

An amusement park is a park that features various attractions, such as rides and games, as well as other events for entertainment purposes.

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Ankara

Ankara (English; Turkish Ottoman Turkish Engürü), formerly known as Ancyra (Ἄγκυρα, Ankyra, "anchor") and Angora, is the capital of the Republic of Turkey.

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Atlantic Ocean

The Atlantic Ocean is the second largest of the world's oceans with a total area of about.

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Augsburg

Augsburg (Augschburg) is a city in Swabia, Bavaria, Germany.

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AVE

Alta Velocidad Española (AVE) is a service of high-speed rail in Spain operated by Renfe, the Spanish national railway company, at speeds of up to.

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AVE Class 100

The AVE Class 100, or Series 100, is a high-speed train used for AVE services by the Renfe Operadora, in Spain.

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AVE Class 103

The AVE Class 103 is a high-speed train used for the AVE service and operated in Spain by the state-run railway company RENFE.

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Aviation biofuel

Aviation biofuel is a biofuel used for aircraft.

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Axle

An axle is a central shaft for a rotating wheel or gear.

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İzmir

İzmir is a metropolitan city in the western extremity of Anatolia and the third most populous city in Turkey, after Istanbul and Ankara.

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Bakersfield, California

Bakersfield is a city in and the county seat of Kern County, California, United States.

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Baltimore

Baltimore is the largest city in the U.S. state of Maryland, and the 30th-most populous city in the United States.

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Barcelona

Barcelona is a city in Spain.

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Beijing

Beijing, formerly romanized as Peking, is the capital of the People's Republic of China, the world's second most populous city proper, and most populous capital city.

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Beijing West railway station

Beijingxi (Beijing West) railway station (colloquially referred to as West Station) is located in western Beijing's Fengtai District.

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Beijing–Guangzhou–Shenzhen–Hong Kong high-speed railway

The Beijing–Guangzhou–Shenzhen–Hong Kong high-speed railway or Jingguangshengang high-speed railway from its Chinese name is a high-speed railway corridor of the CRH passenger service, ultimately connecting Beijingxi Station in Beijing and Futian Station in Shenzhen.

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Beijing–Tianjin intercity railway

The Beijing–Tianjin intercity railway is a China passenger-only line high-speed rail that runs 117 km line (72.7 statute miles) between Beijing and Tianjin.

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Berlin

Berlin is the capital and the largest city of Germany, as well as one of its 16 constituent states.

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Berlin–Hamburg Railway

The Berlin–Hamburg Railway (Berlin-Hamburger Bahn) is a roughly long railway line for passenger, long-distance and goods trains. It was the first high-speed line upgraded in Germany to be capable of handling train speeds of over (up to 230 km/h). This line also has the fastest journey times between two German cities with average speeds of around 190 km/h. The line built by the Berlin-Hamburg Railway Company, work starting on 6 May 1844, and was taken into service on 15 December 1846. It was then the longest trunk route in the German states, and ran from Berlin's Hamburg station (from October 1884 from Lehrte station), via Spandau, Neustadt (Dosse), Wittenberge, Ludwigslust, Büchen and along the already existing route of the Hamburg-Bergedorf Railway to the Berlin station in Hamburg.

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Bipartisanship

Bipartisanship, sometimes referred to as nonpartisanship, is a political situation, especially in the context of a two-party system, as is the case for countries such as the United States and some other western countries, in which opposing political parties find common ground through compromise.

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Bird strike

A bird strike—sometimes called birdstrike, bird ingestion (for an engine), bird hit, or bird aircraft strike hazard (BASH)—is a collision between an airborne animal (usually a bird or bat) and a manmade vehicle, especially an aircraft.

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Bogie

A bogie (in some senses called a truck in North American English) is a chassis or framework carrying wheelsets, attached to a vehicle, thus serving as a modular subassembly of wheels and axles.

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Bombardier Transportation

Bombardier Transportation is the rail equipment division of the Canadian firm Bombardier Inc. Bombardier Transportation is one of the world's largest companies in the rail vehicle and equipment manufacturing and servicing industry.

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Bombardier Zefiro

Bombardier Zefiro is a family of high-speed passenger trains designed by Bombardier Transportation whose variants have top operating speeds of between and.

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Boston

Boston is the capital city and most populous municipality of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States.

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Brightline

Brightline is a diesel–electric higher-speed rail system in Florida, United States.

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British Rail

British Railways (BR), which from 1965 traded as British Rail, was the state-owned company that operated most of the rail transport in Great Britain between 1948 and 1997.

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British Rail Class 374

The Class 374 electric multiple unit high speed train, branded as Eurostar e320, provide Eurostar services through the Channel Tunnel to serve destinations beyond the core routes to Paris and Brussels.

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Brussels

Brussels (Bruxelles,; Brussel), officially the Brussels-Capital Region (All text and all but one graphic show the English name as Brussels-Capital Region.) (Région de Bruxelles-Capitale, Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest), is a region of Belgium comprising 19 municipalities, including the City of Brussels, which is the de jure capital of Belgium.

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Bukhara

Bukhara (Uzbek Latin: Buxoro; Uzbek Cyrillic: Бухоро) is a city in Uzbekistan.

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Bullet (interurban)

The Bullet was a high-speed electric multiple-unit passenger car produced by the J. G. Brill Company in Philadelphia for the Philadelphia and Western Railroad (P&W) in 1931, and then similar, somewhat smaller single-unit, single-end versions were built for the Fonda, Johnstown and Gloversville Railroad in 1932. Few were sold because of the Great Depression and the public transport decline in the 1930s. However, some of the P&W cars ran for almost 60 years.

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Busan

Busan, formerly known as Pusan and now officially is South Korea's second most-populous city after Seoul, with a population of over 3.5 million inhabitants.

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Cab signalling

Cab signalling is a railway safety system that communicates track status and condition information to the cab, crew compartment or driver's compartment of a locomotive, railcar or multiple unit.

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California

California is a state in the Pacific Region of the United States.

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California High-Speed Rail

California High-Speed Rail (abbreviated CAHSR or CHSR) is a high-speed rail system under construction in California in the United States.

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Car

A car (or automobile) is a wheeled motor vehicle used for transportation.

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Cargo

In economics, cargo or freight are goods or produce being conveyed – generally for commercial gain – by water, air or land.

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Casablanca

Casablanca (ad-dār al-bayḍāʾ; anfa; local informal name: Kaẓa), located in the central-western part of Morocco bordering the Atlantic Ocean, is the largest city in Morocco.

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Charles de Gaulle

Charles André Joseph Marie de Gaulle (22 November 1890 – 9 November 1970) was a French general and statesman who led the French Resistance against Nazi Germany in World War II and chaired the Provisional Government of the French Republic from 1944 to 1946 in order to reestablish democracy in France.

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Chicago – New York Electric Air Line Railroad

The Chicago – New York Electric Air Line Railroad (CNY) was a proposed high-speed electric air-line railroad between Chicago and New York City.

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Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad

The Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad was a railroad that operated in the Midwestern United States.

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Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad

The Chicago, Milwaukee, St.

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China Daily

China Daily is an English-language daily newspaper published in the People's Republic of China.

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China Railway

China Railway, commonly known as CR, full name China Railway Corporation is a state-owned sole proprietorship enterprise that undertakes railway passenger and cargo transportation services in the People's Republic of China and is a state-owned industrial enterprise established under the "Law of the People's Republic of China on All-Ownership Industrial Enterprises." The Ministry of Finance acts on behalf of the State Council to perform the duties of investors..

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China Railway High-speed

China Railway High-speed (CRH) is a high-speed rail service operated by China Railway.

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China Railways CRH2

The CRH2 Hexie Hao (simplified Chinese: 和谐号; traditional Chinese: 和諧號; pinyin: Héxié Hào; literally: "Harmony Express") is one of the high-speed train models in China.

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China Railways CRH3

The CRH3 Hexie Hao (simplified Chinese: 和谐号; traditional Chinese: 和諧號; pinyin: Héxié Hào; literally: "Harmony Express") is a version of the Siemens Velaro high-speed train used in China on the Beijing–Tianjin Intercity Railway line, Wuhan-Guangzhou Passenger Dedicated Line, Zhengzhou-Xi'an Passenger Dedicated Line and the Shanghai–Nanjing Intercity Railway.

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China Railways CRH380A

The CRH380A Hexie Hao (simplified Chinese: 和谐号; traditional Chinese: 和諧號; pinyin: Héxié Hào; literally: "Harmony Express") is a Chinese electric high-speed train that was developed by CSR Corporation Limited (CSR) and is currently manufactured by CSR Qingdao Sifang Locomotive & Rolling Stock Co., Ltd.

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China–Pakistan Economic Corridor

China–Pakistan Economic Corridor (پاكستان-چین اقتصادی راہداری; also known by the acronym CPEC) is a collection of infrastructure projects that are currently under construction throughout Pakistan.

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Cincinnati Car Company

Cincinnati Car Company or Cincinnati Car Corporation was a subsidiary of Ohio Traction Company.

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College Station, Texas

College Station is a city in Brazos County, Texas, situated in East-Central Texas in the heart of the Brazos Valley, in the center of the region known as Texas Triangle.

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Cologne–Frankfurt high-speed rail line

The Cologne-Frankfurt high-speed railway (in German: Neubaustrecke Köln-Rhein/Main) is a railway line in Germany, connecting the cities of Cologne and Frankfurt.

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Commuter rail

Commuter rail, also called suburban rail, is a passenger rail transport service that primarily operates between a city centre and middle to outer suburbs beyond 15 km (10 miles) and commuter towns or other locations that draw large numbers of commuters—people who travel on a daily basis.

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Congressional Research Service

The Congressional Research Service (CRS), known as Congress's think tank, is a public policy research arm of the United States Congress.

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Cross Country Route

The Cross Country Route is a long-distance UK rail route that has in its central part superseded the Midland Railway.

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CSR Corporation Limited

CSR Corp., Ltd., formerly known as China South Locomotive & Rolling Stock Corp., Ltd. was a Chinese manufacturer of locomotive and rolling stock.

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Dallas

Dallas is a city in the U.S. state of Texas.

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DB Class 103

The Baureihe 103 is a class of electric locomotives in Germany, originally operated by Deutsche Bundesbahn.

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Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn AG (abbreviated as DB, DB AG or DBAG) is a German railway company.

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Deutsche Bundesbahn

The Deutsche Bundesbahn or DB (German Federal Railway) was formed as the state railway of the newly established Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) on 7 September 1949 as a successor of the Deutsche Reichsbahn-Gesellschaft (DRG).

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Deutsche Reichsbahn

The Deutsche Reichsbahn, also known as the German National Railway, the German State Railway, German Reich Railway, and the German Imperial Railway, was the name of the German national railway system created after the end of World War I from the regional railways of the individual states of the German Empire.

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Deutz, Cologne

Cologne-Deutz, often just Deutz is an inner city part of Cologne, Germany and a formerly independent town.

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Diesel fuel

Diesel fuel in general is any liquid fuel used in diesel engines, whose fuel ignition takes place, without any spark, as a result of compression of the inlet air mixture and then injection of fuel.

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Diesel–electric transmission

A diesel–electric transmission, or diesel–electric powertrain, is used by a number of vehicle and ship types for providing locomotion.

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Directive (European Union)

A directive is a legal act of the European Union which requires member states to achieve a particular result without dictating the means of achieving that result.

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Dresden

Dresden (Upper and Lower Sorbian: Drježdźany, Drážďany, Drezno) is the capital city and, after Leipzig, the second-largest city of the Free State of Saxony in Germany.

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DRG Class SVT 877

The DRG Class SVT 877 Hamburg Flyer – sometimes also Flying Hamburger or in German Fliegender Hamburger – was Germany's first fast diesel train, and is credited with establishing the fastest regular railway connection in the world in its time.

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E5 Series Shinkansen

The is a Japanese Shinkansen high-speed train type operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East) on Tohoku Shinkansen services since 5 March 2011 and on Hokkaido Shinkansen services since 26 March 2016.

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E6 Series Shinkansen

The is a Japanese Shinkansen high-speed train type operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East) on Komachi "mini-shinkansen" services on the Tohoku Shinkansen and Akita Shinkansen from Tokyo to Akita since 16 March 2013.

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East Coast Main Line

The East Coast Main Line (ECML) is a major railway link between London and Edinburgh via Peterborough, Doncaster, York, Darlington, Durham and Newcastle; it is presently electrified along the whole route.

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Economies of scale

In microeconomics, economies of scale are the cost advantages that enterprises obtain due to their scale of operation (typically measured by amount of output produced), with cost per unit of output decreasing with increasing scale.

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Edgard Pisani

Edgard Pisani (9 October 1918 – 20 June 2016) was a French statesman, philosopher, and writer.

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Eschede

Eschede is a municipality in the district of Celle, in Lower Saxony, Germany.

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Eschede derailment

The Eschede derailment occurred on 3 June 1998, near the village of Eschede in the Celle district of Lower Saxony, Germany, when a high-speed train derailed and crashed into a road bridge.

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Eskişehir

Eskişehir (eski "old", şehir "city"), is a city in northwestern Turkey and the capital of the Eskişehir Province. In the Byzantine era its name was Dorylaeum. The urban population of the city is 717,135 with a metropolitan population of 826,135. The city is located on the banks of the Porsuk River, 792 m above sea level, where it overlooks the fertile Phrygian Valley. In the nearby hills one can find hot springs. The city is to the west of Ankara, to the southeast of Istanbul and to the northeast of Kütahya. Known as a university town, both Eskişehir Osmangazi University and Anadolu University (which has one of the largest student enrollments in the world) are based in Eskişehir. The province covers an area of.

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Euroduplex

The SNCF TGV 2N2, ONCF RGV 2N2 or most commonly called Euroduplex, is the 3rd generation of the TGV Duplex (after the TGV Dasye), in construction since 2011 by Alstom in Belfort and Aytré (near La Rochelle). It has entered commercial operation by the French national railway company on. Sixty five trains from the SNCF are also named L'Océane, after the inauguration of the LGV L'Océane. These trains are interoperable, containing equipment allowing them to travel between several european continental countries with various types of electrification and signalling systems such as France, Germany, Switzerland, Spain and Luxembourg. A Moroccan variation will be the first high speed train to operate in Africa.

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European Train Control System

The European Train Control System (ETCS) is the signalling and control component of the European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS).

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Fastest trains in China

The "fastest" train commercial service can be defined alternatively by a train's top speed or average trip speed.

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Federal Railroad Administration

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is an agency in the United States Department of Transportation (DOT).

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Florence–Rome high-speed railway

The Florence–Rome high-speed railway line is a link in the Italian high-speed rail network.

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Florida

Florida (Spanish for "land of flowers") is the southernmost contiguous state in the United States.

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Fossil fuel

A fossil fuel is a fuel formed by natural processes, such as anaerobic decomposition of buried dead organisms, containing energy originating in ancient photosynthesis.

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Francorail

Francorail was a grouping of French railway rolling stock manufacturers, formed in the early 1970s and defunct by the late 1980s.

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Frecciarossa 1000

The Frecciarossa 1000, also known as the ETR 1000 (Trenitalia classification) is a high-speed train operated by Italian state railway operator Trenitalia.

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FS Class E.444

The FS E.444 is a class of Italian railways electric locomotives.

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FS Class ETR 200

The ETR 200 (Italian: '''E'''lettro'''T'''reno '''R'''apido 200; meaning Fast Electric Train, series 200) is an Italian electric multiple unit (EMU) introduced in 1936.

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FS Class ETR 500

ETR 500 (Elettro Treno Rapido 500) is a family of Italian high-speed trains introduced in 1993.

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Fuxing Hao

Fuxing Hao is a series of electric multiple unit high-speed trains operated by China Railway Corporation and developed by CRRC, which owns the independent intellectual property rights.

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Gardermoen Line

The Gardermoen Line (Gardermobanen) is a high-speed railway line between Oslo and Eidsvoll, Norway, running past Lillestrøm and Oslo Airport, Gardermoen.

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Gas turbine

A gas turbine, also called a combustion turbine, is a type of continuous combustion, internal combustion engine.

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Gatimaan Express

Gatimaan Express is India's first semi-high speed train that runs between Delhi and Jhansi.

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General Electric

General Electric Company (GE) is an American multinational conglomerate incorporated in New York and headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Gotthard Base Tunnel

The Gotthard Base Tunnel (GBT; Gotthard-Basistunnel, Galleria di base del San Gottardo, Tunnel da basa dal Son Gottard) is a railway tunnel through the Alps in Switzerland.

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Grade separation

Grade separation is the name given to a method of aligning a junction of two or more surface transport axes at different heights (grades) so that they will not disrupt the traffic flow on other transit routes when they cross each other.

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Great Society

The Great Society was a set of domestic programs in the United States launched by Democratic President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964–65.

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Great Western main line

The Great Western main line is a main line railway in England, that runs westwards from London Paddington to.

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Greater Tokyo Area

The Greater Tokyo Area is the most populous metropolitan area in the world, consisting of the Kantō region of Japan, including the Tokyo Metropolis, as well as the prefecture of Yamanashi of the neighboring Chūbu region.

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Ground effect train

A ground effect train is an alternative to a magnetic levitation (maglev) train.

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Guangzhou

Guangzhou, also known as Canton, is the capital and most populous city of the province of Guangdong.

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Gyeongbu Expressway

The Gyeongbu Expressway (경부고속도로; Gyeongbu Gosokdoro) (Asian Highway Network) is the second oldest and most heavily travelled expressway in South Korea, connecting Seoul to Suwon, Daejeon, Gumi, Daegu, and Busan.

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Gyeongbu Line

The Gyeongbu Line (Gyeongbuseon) is the most important railway line in South Korea and one of the oldest ones in the country.

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H5 Series Shinkansen

The is a Japanese Shinkansen high-speed train type owned by Hokkaido Railway Company (JR Hokkaido) for use on Tohoku and Hokkaido Shinkansen services since 26 March 2016.

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Hainan Airlines

Hainan Airlines Co., Ltd. (HNA) is an airline headquartered in Haikou, Hainan, People's Republic of China.

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Hanover–Würzburg high-speed railway

The Hanover–Würzburg high-speed railway was the first of several high-speed railway lines for InterCityExpress traffic that were built in Germany.

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Hebei

Hebei (postal: Hopeh) is a province of China in the North China region.

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HEMU-430X

HEMU-430X (standing for High-Speed Electric Multiple Unit 430 km/h eXperimental) is a South Korean high-speed train intended for a maximum speed of.

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Henry E. Huntington

Henry Edwards Huntington (February 27, 1850 – May 23, 1927) was an American railroad magnate and collector of art and rare books.

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Henschel-Wegmann Train

The Henschel-Wegmann Train was an advanced passenger express train operated by the Deutsche Reichsbahn in Germany, which ran non-stop express services between Berlin and Dresden from June 1936 to August 1939.

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Hertz

The hertz (symbol: Hz) is the derived unit of frequency in the International System of Units (SI) and is defined as one cycle per second.

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Hexie Hao

Hexie Hao also known as the CRH series EMU, is an umbrella term for the franchise of multiple unit high-speed trains operated by China Railway under the high-speed railway service known as the China Railway High-speed.

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Hiawatha (train)

The Hiawathas were a fleet of named passenger trains operated by the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad (also known as the Milwaukee Road) between Chicago and various destinations in the Midwest and Western United States.

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High Speed 1

High Speed 1 (HS1), legally the Channel Tunnel Rail Link (CTRL), is a high-speed railway between London and the United Kingdom end of the Channel Tunnel.

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High Speed Ground Transportation Act of 1965

The High Speed Ground Transportation Act of 1965 was the first attempt by the U.S. Congress to foster the growth of high-speed rail in the U.S. The High Speed Ground Transportation Act was introduced immediately following the creation of Japan's first high-speed Shinkansen, or "bullet train" and was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson as part of his Great Society infrastructure building initiatives.

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High-speed rail in Belgium

Belgium's high-speed rail network provides mostly international connections from Brussels to France, Germany and The Netherlands.

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High-speed rail in China

High-speed rail (HSR) in China is the country's network of passenger-dedicated railways designed for speeds of.

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High-speed rail in Germany

Construction of the first high-speed rail in Germany began shortly after that of the French LGVs (lignes à grande vitesse, high-speed lines).

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High-speed rail in Italy

High-speed rail in Italy consists of two lines connecting most of the country's major cities.

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High-speed rail in Poland

High-speed rail service (Kolej dużych prędkości) commenced in Poland on 14 December 2014, with the introduction of 20 non-tilting Pendolino trainsets operating on 4 designated lines radiating out from Warsaw.

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High-speed rail in Portugal

In February 2009, the government of Portugal announced plans to build a high-speed rail line from Lisbon to Madrid; this plan was cancelled in March 2012.

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High-speed rail in Russia

High-speed rail is emerging in Russia as an increasingly popular means of transport.

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High-speed rail in Sweden

In Sweden many trains run at 200 km/h.

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High-speed rail in the Netherlands

The Netherlands is connected to the European high-speed rail network with one dedicated high-speed line, HSL-Zuid, and improved traditional rail.

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High-speed rail in the United Kingdom

Category:Proposed_railway_lines_in_Scotland The international definition of high-speed rail encompasses lines with a top speed of at least and existing lines with a top speed of around.

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High-speed rail in Turkey

The Turkish State Railways started building high-speed railways in 2003.

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HighBeam Research

HighBeam Research is a paid search engine and full text online archive owned by Gale, a subsidiary Cengage, for thousands of newspapers, magazines, academic journals, newswires, trade magazines, and encyclopedias in English.

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Higher-speed rail

Higher-speed rail (HrSR), also known as high-performance rail, higher-performance rail, or almost-high-speed rail, is a jargon used to describe inter-city passenger rail services that have top speeds of more than conventional rail but are not high enough to be called high-speed rail services.

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Highway Capacity Manual

The Highway Capacity Manual (HCM) is a publication of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies of Science in the United States.

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Hitachi Rail Italy

Hitachi Rail Italy S.p.A. (HRI) is a rail transport engineering company based in Italy whose main products are designing and manufacturing of railway and mass transit vehicles.

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Hot and high

In aviation, hot and high is a condition of low air density due to high ambient temperature and high airport elevation.

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Houston

Houston is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Texas and the fourth most populous city in the United States, with a census-estimated 2017 population of 2.312 million within a land area of.

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HSR-350x

HSR-350x, alternatively called G7, KHST or NG-KTX, and later officially renamed Hanvit 350, is a South Korean experimental high-speed train.

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Hunting oscillation

Hunting oscillation is a self-oscillation, usually unwanted, about an equilibrium.

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Iberian-gauge railways

Iberian-gauge railways (ancho ibérico, trocha ibérica, bitola ibérica) is the name given to the railways using track gauge of, most extensively used by the railways of Spain and Portugal.

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ICE 3

ICE 3, or Intercity-Express 3, is a family of high-speed EMU trains operated by Deutsche Bahn.

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Indian locomotive class WAP-5

WAP 5 is the name of a class of "High Speed" electric locomotives produced and used by Indian Railways.

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Intercités

Intercités (before September 2009: Corail Intercités) is a brand name used by France’s national railway company, SNCF, to denote non high speed services on the 'classic' network in France.

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Intercity (Deutsche Bahn)

Intercity is the second-highest train classification in Germany, after the ICE.

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InterCity 125

InterCity 125 was the brand name of British Rail's diesel-powered High Speed Train (HST) fleet, which was built from 1975 to 1982 and was introduced in 1976.

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Intercity-Express

The Intercity-Express (written as InterCityExpress in Austria, Denmark, Switzerland and, formerly, in Germany) or ICE is a system of high-speed trains predominantly running in Germany and its surrounding countries.

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InterCityExperimental

The Intercity Experimental, later renamed ICE V, was an experimental train developed by the Deutsche Bundesbahn for research into high-speed rail in Germany.

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International Union of Railways

The UIC (Union Internationale des Chemins de fer) or International Union of Railways is an international rail transport industry body.

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Interurban

The interurban (or radial railway) is a type of electric railway, with streetcar-like light electric self-propelled railcars which run within and between cities or towns.

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Istanbul

Istanbul (or or; İstanbul), historically known as Constantinople and Byzantium, is the most populous city in Turkey and the country's economic, cultural, and historic center.

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J. G. Brill Company

The J.G. Brill Company manufactured trams/streetcars (also, US: trolleys, trolley cars)Young, Andrew D. (1997).

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Jacobs bogie

Jacobs bogies (named after Wilhelm Jakobs,, 1858–1942, a German mechanical railway engineer) are a type of rail vehicle bogie commonly found on articulated railcars and tramway vehicles.

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Japanese National Railways

, abbreviated or "JNR", was the business entity that operated Japan's national railway network from 1949 to 1987.

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Kalmbach Publishing

Kalmbach Publishing Co. is an American publisher of books and magazines, many of them railroad-related, located in Waukesha, Wisconsin.

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Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City is the largest city in the U.S. state of Missouri.

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Kawasaki Heavy Industries

is a Japanese public multinational corporation primarily known as a manufacturer of motorcycles, heavy equipment, aerospace and defense equipment, rolling stock and ships.

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Károly Zipernowsky

Károly Zipernowsky (born as Carl Zipernowsky, 4 April 1853 in Vienna – 29 November 1942 in Budapest) was an Austrian-born Hungarian electrical engineer.

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Kenitra

Kenitra (Moroccan Arabic:, Qniṭra; القنيطرة, al-Qonayṭéra, the little bridge) is a city in northern Morocco, formerly (1932–1956) known as Port Lyautey.

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Kenitra–Tangier high-speed rail line

The Casablanca—Tangier high-speed rail line, an '''LGV''' (French: ''Ligne à Grande Vitesse'', "high-speed line") that will host the TGV (Train à Grande Vitesse, "high-speed train"), is a high-speed rail line under construction in Morocco.

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Kerosene

Kerosene, also known as paraffin, lamp oil, and coal oil (an obsolete term), is a combustible hydrocarbon liquid which is derived from petroleum.

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Keystone Service

Amtrak's Keystone Service provides frequent regional rail passenger train service along the Amtrak Philadelphia to Harrisburg Main Line between the Harrisburg Transportation Center in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and 30th Street Station in Philadelphia.

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King Abdullah Economic City

King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC,; مدينة الملك عبدالله الإقتصادية) is a megaproject announced in 2005 by king Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the then-king of Saudi Arabia.

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Konya

Konya (Ikónion, Iconium) is a major city in south-western edge of the Central Anatolian Plateau and is the seventh-most-populous city in Turkey with a metropolitan population of over 2.1 million.

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Korail

Korea Railroad Corporation (Korean: 한국철도공사, Hanja: 韓國鐵道公社), promoted as Korail (코레일), is the national railroad operator in South Korea.

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Korea Train Express

Korea Train eXpress (KTX) is South Korea's high-speed rail system, operated by Korail.

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KTX-I

The KTX-I or simply KTX, also known as TGV-K, is a South Korean high speed train class based on the French TGV Réseau. The 20-car formation of the trainsets without restaurant car is optimized for high capacity. The 46 trainsets were built partly in France and partly in South Korea in the framework of a technology transfer agreement, which was the basis for further domestic high-speed train development in South Korea. Korail uses the name of KTX as the official name of KTX-I. The name of KTX-I is derived to distinguish KTX-Sancheon, which was formerly called as KTX-II, but it is not the official name for this rolling stock. The high-speed rail service of South Korea's national rail carrier Korail, Korea Train Express (KTX), started with the KTX-I. The operational reliability of the trains was improved over time with better maintenance and minor modifications. As of 2011, the KTX-I remains Korail's main workhorse in KTX service with a maximum scheduled speed of.

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KTX-Sancheon

The KTX-Sancheon is a South Korean high-speed train built by Hyundai Rotem in the second half of the 2000s and operated by Korail since March 2009.

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Kunming

Kunming is the capital and largest city of Yunnan province in southwest China.

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L0 Series

The is a high-speed maglev train that the Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central) is developing and testing.

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Land consumption

Land consumption as part of human resource consumption is the conversion of land with healthy soil and intact habitats into areas for industrial agriculture, traffic (road building) and especially urban human settlements.

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Land speed record for rail vehicles

Determination of the fastest rail vehicle in the world varies depending on the definition of "rail".

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Land use

Land use involves the management and modification of natural environment or wilderness into built environment such as settlements and semi-natural habitats such as arable fields, pastures, and managed woods.

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas (Spanish for "The Meadows"), officially the City of Las Vegas and often known simply as Vegas, is the 28th-most populated city in the United States, the most populated city in the state of Nevada, and the county seat of Clark County.

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Le Capitole (train)

Le Capitole (alternatively written Capitole) was an express train between Paris and Toulouse in France.

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LGV Est

The Ligne à Grande Vitesse Est européenne (English: East European High Speed Line), typically shortened to LGV Est, is a French high-speed rail line that connects Vaires-sur-Marne (near Paris) and Vendenheim (near Strasbourg).

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LGV Sud-Est

The LGV Sud-Est (French: Ligne à Grande Vitesse Sud-Est; English: "Southeast high-speed line") is a French high-speed rail line which links Paris's and Lyon's suburbs.

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Lille

Lille (Rijsel; Rysel) is a city at the northern tip of France, in French Flanders.

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Lincoln, Nebraska

Lincoln is the capital of the U.S. state of Nebraska and the county seat of Lancaster County.

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List of high-speed railway lines

This article provides a list of operated high-speed rail networks, listed by country or region.

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List of high-speed trains

The following is a list of high-speed trains, limited to conventional wheeled trains, that have been, are, or will be in commercial service.

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LNER Class A4 4468 Mallard

London and North Eastern Railway locomotive numbered 4468 Mallard is a Class A4 4-6-2 Pacific steam locomotive built at Doncaster, England in 1938.

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Locomotives of Pakistan

Locomotives of Pakistan currently in operation and owned by Pakistan Railways consist of diesel locomotives.

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Lufthansa

Deutsche Lufthansa AG, commonly known as Lufthansa (sometimes also as Lufthansa German Airlines), is the largest German airline and, when combined with its subsidiaries, also the largest airline in Europe both in terms of fleet size and passengers carried during 2017.

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Lyndon B. Johnson

Lyndon Baines Johnson (August 27, 1908January 22, 1973), often referred to by his initials LBJ, was an American politician who served as the 36th President of the United States from 1963 to 1969, assuming the office after having served as the 37th Vice President of the United States from 1961 to 1963.

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Lyon

Lyon (Liyon), is the third-largest city and second-largest urban area of France.

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Madrid

Madrid is the capital of Spain and the largest municipality in both the Community of Madrid and Spain as a whole.

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Madrid–Barcelona high-speed rail line

The Madrid–Barcelona high-speed rail line is a standard gauge railway line inaugurated on 20 February 2008.

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Madrid–Seville high-speed rail line

| The Madrid–Sevilla high-speed line (NAFA or Nuevo Acceso Ferroviario an Andalucía) is a Spanish railway line for high-speed traffic between Madrid and Seville.

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Maglev

Maglev (derived from magnetic levitation) is a system of train transportation that uses two sets of magnets, one set to repel and push the train up off the track as in levitation (hence Maglev, Magnetic-levitation), then another set to move the 'floating train' ahead at great speed taking advantage of the lack of friction.

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Mantes-la-Jolie–Cherbourg railway

The railway from Mantes-la-Jolie to Cherbourg is an important French 228-kilometre long railway line, that connects Mantes-la-Jolie, a western suburb of Paris, with the northwestern port city Cherbourg via Caen.

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Marienfelde

is a locality in southwest Berlin, Germany, part of the Tempelhof-Schöneberg borough.

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Marne–Rhine Canal

The Canal de la Marne au Rhin (Marne-Rhine Canal) is a canal in north-eastern France.

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Mecca

Mecca or Makkah (مكة is a city in the Hejazi region of the Arabian Peninsula, and the plain of Tihamah in Saudi Arabia, and is also the capital and administrative headquarters of the Makkah Region. The city is located inland from Jeddah in a narrow valley at a height of above sea level, and south of Medina. Its resident population in 2012 was roughly 2 million, although visitors more than triple this number every year during the Ḥajj (حَـجّ, "Pilgrimage") period held in the twelfth Muslim lunar month of Dhūl-Ḥijjah (ذُو الْـحِـجَّـة). As the birthplace of Muhammad, and the site of Muhammad's first revelation of the Quran (specifically, a cave from Mecca), Mecca is regarded as the holiest city in the religion of Islam and a pilgrimage to it known as the Hajj is obligatory for all able Muslims. Mecca is home to the Kaaba, by majority description Islam's holiest site, as well as being the direction of Muslim prayer. Mecca was long ruled by Muhammad's descendants, the sharifs, acting either as independent rulers or as vassals to larger polities. It was conquered by Ibn Saud in 1925. In its modern period, Mecca has seen tremendous expansion in size and infrastructure, home to structures such as the Abraj Al Bait, also known as the Makkah Royal Clock Tower Hotel, the world's fourth tallest building and the building with the third largest amount of floor area. During this expansion, Mecca has lost some historical structures and archaeological sites, such as the Ajyad Fortress. Today, more than 15 million Muslims visit Mecca annually, including several million during the few days of the Hajj. As a result, Mecca has become one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the Muslim world,Fattah, Hassan M., The New York Times (20 January 2005). even though non-Muslims are prohibited from entering the city.

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Medina

Medina (المدينة المنورة,, "the radiant city"; or المدينة,, "the city"), also transliterated as Madīnah, is a city in the Hejaz region of the Arabian Peninsula and administrative headquarters of the Al-Madinah Region of Saudi Arabia.

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Mediterranean Sea

The Mediterranean Sea is a sea connected to the Atlantic Ocean, surrounded by the Mediterranean Basin and almost completely enclosed by land: on the north by Southern Europe and Anatolia, on the south by North Africa and on the east by the Levant.

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Megaproject

A megaproject is an extremely large-scale investment project.

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Merced, California

Merced (Spanish for "Mercy") is a city in, and the county seat of, Merced County, California, United States, in the San Joaquin Valley.

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Metroliner (train)

The Metroliners were extra-fare high speed trains between Washington, D.C. and New York City which operated from 1969 to 2006.

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Midland Main Line

The Midland Main Line is a major railway line in England from London to Sheffield in the north of England.

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Midwestern United States

The Midwestern United States, also referred to as the American Midwest, Middle West, or simply the Midwest, is one of four census regions of the United States Census Bureau (also known as "Region 2").

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Minimum railway curve radius

The minimum railway curve radius is the shortest allowable design radius for the centre line of railway tracks under a particular set of conditions.

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Ministry of Railways

A Ministry of Railways is a Cabinet department that exists or has existed in many Commonwealth states.

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Ministry of Railways (Pakistan)

The Ministry of Railways (وزارت ريلوے, Wazarat-e-Railway, abbreviated as MoR) is a ministry of the Government of Pakistan tasked with planning, administrating and overseeing government policies for the development of the national rail network, Pakistan Railways.

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Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communication (Turkey)

The Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications (Ulaştırma, Denizcilik ve Haberleşme Bakanlığı) is a government ministry office of the Republic of Turkey, responsible for transport, information and communication services in Turkey.

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Munich

Munich (München; Minga) is the capital and the most populated city in the German state of Bavaria, on the banks of the River Isar north of the Bavarian Alps.

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Nangang station

Nangang is a railway station in Taipei, Taiwan served by Taiwan Railways Administration, Taiwan High Speed Rail and Taipei Metro.

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Narrow-gauge railway

A narrow-gauge railway (narrow-gauge railroad in the US) is a railway with a track gauge narrower than the standard.

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New Haven, Connecticut

New Haven is a coastal city in the U.S. state of Connecticut.

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New Straits Times

The New Straits Times is an English-language newspaper published in Malaysia.

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Norristown High Speed Line

The Norristown High Speed Line (NHSL) is a interurban rapid transit line operated by SEPTA, running between the 69th Street Transportation Center in Upper Darby and the Norristown Transportation Center in Norristown, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Northeast Corridor

The Northeast Corridor (NEC) is an electrified railroad line in the Northeast megalopolis of the United States.

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Northeast Regional

The Northeast Regional is a regional rail service operated by Amtrak in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic United States.

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Norwegian Air Lines

Det Norske Luftfartselskap A/S (literally "The Norwegian Aviation Company") or DNL, trading internationally as Norwegian Air Lines, was an airline and flag carrier of Norway.

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Nuclear power

Nuclear power is the use of nuclear reactions that release nuclear energy to generate heat, which most frequently is then used in steam turbines to produce electricity in a nuclear power plant.

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Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori

Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori (New Passenger Transport) is an Italian company which is Europe's first private open access operator of high-speed trains.

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Odakyu 3000 series SE

The or SE (Super Express), later becoming SSE (Short Super Express), was a "Romancecar" electric multiple unit (EMU) train type operated by the Odakyu Electric Railway in the Tokyo area of Japan.

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Odakyu Electric Railway

, or OER, is a major railway company based in Tokyo, Japan, best known for its Romancecar series of limited express trains from Tokyo to Odawara, Enoshima, Tama New Town, and Hakone.

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Official Guide of the Railways

The Official Guide of the Railways, now known as the Official Railway Guide, was originally produced by National Railway Publication Company of New York City, beginning in 1868.

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Olympic Games

The modern Olympic Games or Olympics (Jeux olympiques) are leading international sporting events featuring summer and winter sports competitions in which thousands of athletes from around the world participate in a variety of competitions.

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Osaka

() is a designated city in the Kansai region of Japan.

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Oslo

Oslo (rarely) is the capital and most populous city of Norway.

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Oslo Airport, Gardermoen

Oslo Airport (Oslo Lufthavn) is the main international airport serving Oslo, Norway, the capital and most populous city in the country.

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Pacific Northwest

The Pacific Northwest (PNW), sometimes referred to as Cascadia, is a geographic region in western North America bounded by the Pacific Ocean to the west and (loosely) by the Cascade Mountain Range on the east.

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Passenger rail terminology

Various terms are used for passenger rail lines and equipment-the usage of these terms differs substantially between areas.

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Pendolino

Pendolino (from Italian pendolo "pendulum", and -ino, a diminutive suffix) is an Italian family of tilting trains used in Italy, Spain, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Finland, Russian Federation, the Czech Republic, the United Kingdom, Slovakia, Switzerland and China.

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Perpignan–Barcelona high-speed rail line

The Perpignan–Barcelona high-speed line is an international high-speed rail line between France and Spain.

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia is the largest city in the U.S. state and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the sixth-most populous U.S. city, with a 2017 census-estimated population of 1,580,863.

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Philadelphia and Western Railroad

The Philadelphia and Western Railroad was a high-speed, third rail-equipped, commuter-hauling interurban electric railroad operating in the western suburbs of the U.S. city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Pioneer Zephyr

The Pioneer Zephyr is a diesel-powered railroad train formed of railroad cars permanently articulated together with Jacobs bogies, built by the Budd Company in 1934 for the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad (CB&Q), commonly known as the Burlington.

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Planned high-speed rail by country

This article lists planned or proposed high-speed rail projects, arranged by country.

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Point-to-point transit

Point-to-point transit refers to a transportation system in which a plane, bus, or train travels directly to a destination, rather than going through a central hub.

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Positive train control

Positive train control (PTC) is a system of functional requirements for monitoring and controlling train movements and is a type of train protection system.

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Power car

In rail transport, the expression power car may refer to either of two distinct types of rail vehicle.

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Prussian state railways

The term Prussian state railways (German: Preußische Staatseisenbahnen) encompasses those railway organisations that were owned or managed by the State of Prussia.

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Pudong

Pudong is a district of Shanghai located east of the Huangpu River across from the historic city center of Shanghai in Puxi.

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Qinhuangdao–Shenyang high-speed railway

Qinhuangdao-Shenyang passenger railway or Qinshen railway is a passenger-dedicated high-speed railway between Qinhuangdao and Shenyang, spanning a distance of 404 km.

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Rabat

Rabat (الرِّبَاط,; ⴰⵕⴱⴰⵟ) is the capital city of Morocco and its third largest city with an urban population of approximately 580,000 (2014) and a metropolitan population of over 1.2 million.

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Railjet

The Railjet (branded as railjet) is a high-speed train of the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) and Czech Railways (ČD), which was introduced with the timetable change of 2008-2009 and operates at speeds of up to.

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Railroad switch

A railroad switch, turnout, or points is a mechanical installation enabling railway trains to be guided from one track to another, such as at a railway junction or where a spur or siding branches off.

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Railway air brake

A railway air brake is a railway brake power braking system with compressed air as the operating medium.

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Railway Gazette International

Railway Gazette International is a monthly business journal covering the railway, metro, light rail and tram industries worldwide.

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Railway lines in Pakistan

This is a list of Railway lines in Pakistan.

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Red Devil (interurban)

The Red Devil was a high-speed interurban streetcar built by the Cincinnati Car Company for the Cincinnati and Lake Erie Railroad (C&LE) in 1929–1930.

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Regenerative brake

Regenerative braking is an energy recovery mechanism which slows a vehicle or object by converting its kinetic energy into a form which can be either used immediately or stored until needed.

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Regional rail

Regional rail, also known as local trains and stopping trains, are passenger rail services that operate between towns and cities.

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Renfe Operadora

Renfe Operadora is the state-owned company which operates freight and passenger trains on the, the and the networks of the Spanish national railway infrastructure company Adif (Administrador de Infraestructuras Ferroviarias—Railway Infrastructure Administration).

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Rhode Island

Rhode Island, officially the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, is a state in the New England region of the United States.

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Right-of-way (transportation)

A right-of-way (ROW) is a right to make a way over a piece of land, usually to and from another piece of land.

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Rolling stock

The term rolling stock in rail transport industry originally referred to any vehicles that move on a railway.

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Samarkand

Samarkand (Uzbek language Uzbek alphabet: Samarqand; سمرقند; Самарканд; Σαμαρκάνδη), alternatively Samarqand, is a city in modern-day Uzbekistan and is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in Central Asia.

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Seattle–Tacoma International Airport

Seattle–Tacoma International Airport, also referred to as Sea–Tac Airport or Sea–Tac, is the primary commercial airport serving the Seattle metropolitan area in the U.S. state of Washington.

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Seoul

Seoul (like soul; 서울), officially the Seoul Special Metropolitan City – is the capital, Constitutional Court of Korea and largest metropolis of South Korea.

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Seville

Seville (Sevilla) is the capital and largest city of the autonomous community of Andalusia and the province of Seville, Spain.

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Seville Expo '92

The Universal Exposition of Seville (Expo '92) took place from Monday, April 20 to Monday, October 12, 1992 on La Isla de La Cartuja (Cartuja Island), Seville, Spain.

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Shanghai

Shanghai (Wu Chinese) is one of the four direct-controlled municipalities of China and the most populous city proper in the world, with a population of more than 24 million.

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Shanghai maglev train

The Shanghai maglev train or Shanghai Transrapid is a magnetic levitation train, or maglev line that operates in Shanghai, China.

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Shanghai Pudong International Airport

Shanghai Pudong International Airport is one of two international airports of Shanghai and a major aviation hub of China.

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Shanghai–Nanjing intercity railway

The Shanghai–Nanjing intercity high-speed railway or Huning intercity high-speed railway is a long high-speed rail line between Shanghai and Nanjing in the People's Republic of China.

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Shenzhen

Shenzhen is a major city in Guangdong Province, China.

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Shenzhen North station

Shenzhen North station is one of the four large inter city railways stations in Shenzhen, China and is located station in Longhua, Bao'an District, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China.

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Shijiazhuang railway station

The Shijiazhuang railway station is the main railway station of Shijiazhuang, the capital of Hebei Province of the People's Republic of China.

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Shinkansen

The, colloquially known in English as the bullet train, is a network of high-speed railway lines in Japan.

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Siemens & Halske

Siemens & Halske AG (or Siemens-Halske) was a German electrical engineering company that later became part of Siemens.

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Sivas

Sivas (Latin and Greek: Sebastia, Sebastea, Sebasteia, Sebaste, Σεβάστεια, Σεβαστή) is a city in central Turkey and the seat of Sivas Province.

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SNCF

The Société nationale des chemins de fer français (SNCF, "French National Railway Company") is France's national state-owned railway company.

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SNCF Class BB 9200

The SNCF Class BB 9200 1500 V DC electric locomotives were built by Schneider-Jeumont/CEM between 1958-1964.

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SNCF Class CC 7100

SNCF's CC 7100 class are part of a series of electric locomotives built by Alsthom.

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SNCF TGV Duplex

The TGV Duplex is a French high-speed train of the TGV family, manufactured by Alstom, and operated by the French national railway company SNCF.

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SNCF TGV POS

The TGV POS is a TGV train built by French manufacturer Alstom which is operated by the French national rail company, the SNCF, in France's high-speed rail lines.

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SNCF TGV Réseau

The SNCF TGV Réseau (TGV-R) trains were built by Alstom between 1992 and 1996.

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SNCF TGV Sud-Est

The SNCF TGV Sud-Est or TGV-PSE is a French high speed TGV train built by Alstom and operated by SNCF, the French national railway company.

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South Wales Main Line

The South Wales Main Line (Prif Linell De Cymru), originally known as the London, Bristol and South Wales Direct Railway or simply as the Bristol and South Wales Direct Railway, is a branch of the Great Western Main Line in Great Britain.

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Southeastern United States

The Southeastern United States (Sureste de Estados Unidos, Sud-Est des États-Unis) is the eastern portion of the Southern United States, and the southern portion of the Eastern United States.

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St Pancras railway station

St Pancras railway station, also known as London St Pancras and officially since 2007 as St Pancras International, is a central London railway terminus located on Euston Road in the London Borough of Camden.

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St. Louis Car Company

The St.

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Stadler FLIRT

Stadler FLIRT (Fast Light Innovative Regional Train; 1) is a diesel or electric multiple unit railcar made by Stadler Rail of Switzerland.

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Standard-gauge railway

A standard-gauge railway is a railway with a track gauge of.

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Steam locomotive

A steam locomotive is a type of railway locomotive that produces its pulling power through a steam engine.

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Strait of Gibraltar

The Strait of Gibraltar (مضيق جبل طارق, Estrecho de Gibraltar) is a narrow strait that connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea and separates Gibraltar and Peninsular Spain in Europe from Morocco and Ceuta (Spain) in Africa.

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Subsidence

Subsidence is the motion of a surface (usually, the earth's surface) as it shifts downward relative to a datum such as sea level.

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Sunk cost

In economics and business decision-making, a sunk cost is a cost that has already been incurred and cannot be recovered (also known as retrospective cost).

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Taiwan High Speed Rail

Taiwan High Speed Rail (abbreviated THSR or HSR) is a high-speed rail line that runs approximately, along the west coast of Taiwan, from the capital Taipei to the southern city of Kaohsiung.

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Taiwan Journal

Taiwan Journal is an English-language weekly newspaper published by the Government Information Office of the Republic of China (Taiwan).

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Talgo

Talgo is a Spanish manufacturer of intercity, standard, and high speed passenger trains.

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Tangier

Tangier (طَنجة Ṭanjah; Berber: ⵟⴰⵏⴵⴰ Ṭanja; old Berber name: ⵜⵉⵏⴳⵉ Tingi; adapted to Latin: Tingis; Tanger; Tánger; also called Tangiers in English) is a major city in northwestern Morocco.

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Tashkent

Tashkent (Toshkent, Тошкент, تاشكېنت,; Ташкент) is the capital and largest city of Uzbekistan, as well as the most populated city in Central Asia with a population in 2012 of 2,309,300.

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Tashkent–Samarkand high-speed rail line

The Tashkent to Samarkand high-speed rail line is a high-speed rail connection between Tashkent and Samarkand, the two largest Uzbek cities.

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Tōhoku Shinkansen

The is a Japanese high-speed Shinkansen rail line, connecting Tokyo with Aomori in Aomori Prefecture in a route length of 674 km (419 miles), making it Japan's longest Shinkansen line.

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Tōkaidō Shinkansen

The is a Japanese high-speed Shinkansen line, opened in 1964 between Tokyo and Shin-Ōsaka.

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Texas

Texas (Texas or Tejas) is the second largest state in the United States by both area and population.

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Texas Central Railway

Texas Central or Texas Central Partners, LLC is a private company that is proposing a high-speed rail line between Dallas/Fort Worth and Houston.

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TGV

The TGV (Train à Grande Vitesse, "high-speed train") is France's intercity high-speed rail service, operated by the SNCF, the state-owned national rail operator.

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TGV world speed record

The TGV (Train à Grande Vitesse, French for "High-Speed Train") holds a series of land speed records for rail vehicles achieved by SNCF, the French national railway, and its industrial partners.

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The Economical Environmentalist

The Economical Environmentalist is a book by Prashant Vaze about the effects of climate change and what practical measures can be taken to reduce the amount of energy one consumes.

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The History Press

The History Press is a British publishing company specialising in the publication of titles devoted to local and specialist history.

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The Japan Times

The Japan Times is Japan's largest and oldest English-language daily newspaper.

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The Man in Seat Sixty-One

The Man in Seat Sixty-One is a travel website written and maintained by Mark Smith.

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The Times

The Times is a British daily (Monday to Saturday) national newspaper based in London, England.

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Three-phase electric power

Three-phase electric power is a common method of alternating current electric power generation, transmission, and distribution.

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Tianjin

Tianjin, formerly romanized as Tientsin, is a coastal metropolis in northern China and one of the four national central cities of the People's Republic of China (PRC), with a total population of 15,469,500, and is also the world's 11th-most populous city proper.

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Tilting train

A tilting train is a train that has a mechanism enabling increased speed on regular rail tracks.

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Toulouse

Toulouse (Tolosa, Tolosa) is the capital of the French department of Haute-Garonne and of the region of Occitanie.

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Track (rail transport)

The track on a railway or railroad, also known as the permanent way, is the structure consisting of the rails, fasteners, railroad ties (sleepers, British English) and ballast (or slab track), plus the underlying subgrade.

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Train ferry

A train ferry is a ship (ferry) designed to carry railway vehicles.

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Tram

A tram (also tramcar; and in North America streetcar, trolley or trolley car) is a rail vehicle which runs on tramway tracks along public urban streets, and also sometimes on a segregated right of way.

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Trans Europ Express

The Trans Europ Express, or Trans-Europe Express (TEE), is a former international first-class railway service in western and central Europe that was founded in 1957 and ceased in 1995.

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Trans-European high-speed rail network

The Trans-European high-speed rail network (TEN-R), together with the Trans-European conventional rail network, make up the Trans-European Rail network, which in turn is one of a number of the European Union's Trans-European transport networks (TEN-T).

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Trans-Siberian Railway

The Trans-Siberian Railway (TSR, p) is a network of railways connecting Moscow with the Russian Far East.

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Transrapid

Transrapid is a German-developed high-speed monorail train using magnetic levitation.

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Trenitalia

Trenitalia is the primary train operator in Italy.

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Trenord

Trenord is a railway company which is responsible for the operation of regional passenger trains in Lombardy.

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Trondheim

Trondheim (historically Kaupangen, Nidaros and Trondhjem) is a city and municipality in Trøndelag county, Norway.

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Turbotrain

The Turbotrain was any of several French high-speed, gas turbine trains.

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Turbulence

In fluid dynamics, turbulence or turbulent flow is any pattern of fluid motion characterized by chaotic changes in pressure and flow velocity.

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Turkish State Railways

The State Railways of the Republic of Turkey (Türkiye Cumhuriyeti Devlet Demiryolları), abbreviated as TCDD, is a government-owned national railway company responsible with the ownership and maintenance of railway infrastructure in Turkey, as well as the planning and construction of new lines.

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Twin Cities Zephyr

The Twin Cities Zephyr was a streamlined passenger train on the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad (CB&Q), running between Chicago and the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul in Minnesota.

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UAC TurboTrain

The UAC TurboTrain was an early high-speed, gas turbine train manufactured by United Aircraft that operated in Canada between 1968 and 1982 and in the United States between 1968 and 1976.

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United States Code

The Code of Laws of the United States of America (variously abbreviated to Code of Laws of the United States, United States Code, U.S. Code, U.S.C., or USC) is the official compilation and codification of the general and permanent federal statutes of the United States.

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United States Congress

The United States Congress is the bicameral legislature of the Federal government of the United States.

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Vactrain

A vactrain (or vacuum tube train) is a proposed design for very-high-speed rail transportation.

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Volt

The volt (symbol: V) is the derived unit for electric potential, electric potential difference (voltage), and electromotive force.

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Wenzhou train collision

On 23 July 2011, two high-speed trains travelling on the Yongtaiwen railway line collided on a viaduct in the suburbs of Wenzhou, Zhejiang province, China.

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West Coast Main Line

The West Coast Main Line (WCML) is one of the most important railway corridors in the United Kingdom, connecting the major cities of London, Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, and Glasgow.

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Westinghouse Licensing Corporation

Westinghouse Licensing Corporation (commonly known as Westinghouse Electric Corporation) is a Delaware General Corporation Law organized subsidiary that was founded in 1998 by Westinghouse-CBS (the renamed "original Westinghouse" and predecessor of the current CBS Corporation) in managing the intellectual property assets relating to the Westinghouse trademarks produced from 1886 until 1996.

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Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (also known as The Wharton School or Wharton) is the business school of the University of Pennsylvania, a private Ivy League university in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Wind tunnel

A wind tunnel is a tool used in aerodynamic research to study the effects of air moving past solid objects.

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World Bank

The World Bank (Banque mondiale) is an international financial institution that provides loans to countries of the world for capital projects.

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World War II

World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.

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Wuhan–Guangzhou high-speed railway

The Wuhan-Guangzhou high-speed railway, also called the Wuguang high-speed railway and short for Beijing–Guangzhou–Shenzhen–Hong Kong high-speed railway, Wuhan–Guangzhou section, is a high-speed rail line, operated by China Railway High-speed (CRH), connecting Wuhan (Hubei) and Guangzhou (Guangdong), in the People's Republic of China.

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X 2000

X 2000, also called X2, is a tilting train operated by SJ in Sweden.

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Yaw damper (railroad)

A yaw damper is a transverse mounted shock absorber used to prevent railcars and locomotives from swaying excessively from side to side.

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Yüksek Hızlı Tren

Yüksek Hızlı Tren or YHT (High-Speed Train) is the high-speed rail service of the Turkish State Railways, currently operating on two lines: Ankara to Istanbul via Eskişehir and Ankara to Konya via Polatlı.

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Zhejiang

, formerly romanized as Chekiang, is an eastern coastal province of China.

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Zhengzhou East railway station

Zhengzhoudong (East) railway station, is a railway station for high-speed trains in Zhengzhou, Henan, China.

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Zossen

Zossen (Sosny) is a German town in the district of Teltow-Fläming in Brandenburg, approximately 20 miles (30 km) south of Berlin, and next to the B96 highway.

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Zuoying HSR station

HSR Zuoying is a metro and railway station in Kaohsiung, Taiwan served by Kaohsiung MRT, Taiwan High Speed Rail, and Taiwan Railways Administration, where it is known as Xinzuoying.

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0 Series Shinkansen

The trains were the first Shinkansen trainsets built to run on Japan's new Tōkaidō Shinkansen high-speed line which opened in Japan in 1964.

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1973 oil crisis

The 1973 oil crisis began in October 1973 when the members of the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries proclaimed an oil embargo.

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1992 Summer Olympics

The 1992 Summer Olympic Games (Spanish: Juegos Olímpicos de Verano de 1992; Catalan: Jocs Olímpics d'estiu de 1992), officially known as the Games of the XXV Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event celebrated in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain in 1992.

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2008 Summer Olympics

The 2008 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXIX Olympiad and commonly known as Beijing 2008, was an international multi-sport event that was held from 8 to 24 August 2008 in Beijing, China.

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25 kV AC railway electrification

25 kV alternating current electrification is commonly used in railway electrification systems worldwide, especially for high-speed rail.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High-speed_rail

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