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A multiple-unit train or simply multiple unit (MU) is a self-propelled train composed of one or more carriages joined together, which when coupled to another multiple unit can be controlled by a single driver. [1]

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Adhesion railway

An adhesion railway relies on adhesion traction to move the train.

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AGV (train)

The AGV (acronym for French: Automotrice à grande vitesse) is a standard gauge, high-speed, electric multiple-unit train designed and built by Alstom.

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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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BBC News

BBC News is an operational business division of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) responsible for the gathering and broadcasting of news and current affairs.

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Beijing–Guangzhou railway

The Beijing–Guangzhou railway or Jingguang railway is a major arterial railway that connects Beijing in the north with Guangzhou in the south.

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Beijing–Harbin railway

The Beijing–Harbin railway, named the Jingha Railway, is the railway that connects Beijing with Harbin in Heilongjiang Province.

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Beijing–Shanghai railway

The Beijing–Shanghai railway or Jinghu railway is a railway line in China between Beijing and Shanghai.

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Bombardier Voyager family

The Voyager series is a group of high-speed diesel-electric multiple-unit trains built in Belgium by Bombardier Transportation for service on the UK railway network.

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Boston and Maine Corporation

The Boston and Maine Corporation, known as the Boston and Maine Railroad (B&M), was a U.S. Class I railroad in northern New England.

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British Rail Class 395

The Class 395 Javelin is a dual-voltage electric multiple unit (EMU) built for high-speed commuter services on High Speed 1 and elsewhere on the Integrated Kent Franchise. The six-car trains were built in Japan by Hitachi and operate at a maximum speed of under 25 kV AC overhead electrification on High Speed 1, and on 750 V DC third rail supply on conventional lines. The use of the high-speed trains as part of the transport infrastructure for the Olympic Park formed part of the original bid for the 2012 Summer Olympics. The service was named the Olympic Javelin Shuttle, and was the origin for the Javelin nickname. The Olympic services began 28 July 2012.

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Budd Rail Diesel Car

The Budd Rail Diesel Car, RDC or Buddliner is a self-propelled diesel multiple unit (DMU) railcar.

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Canadian Car and Foundry

Canadian Car and Foundry (CC&F) also variously known as "Canadian Car & Foundry," or more familiarly as "Can Car," manufactured buses, railroad rolling stock and later aircraft for the Canadian market.

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The CargoSprinter is a freight multiple unit designed to transport freight or equipment.

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Charles Scribner's Sons

Charles Scribner's Sons, or simply Scribner's or Scribner, is an American publisher based in New York City, known for publishing American authors including Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Kurt Vonnegut, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Stephen King, Robert A. Heinlein, Thomas Wolfe, George Santayana, John Clellon Holmes, Don DeLillo, and Edith Wharton.

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Chicago "L"

The Chicago "L" (short for "elevated") is the rapid transit system serving the city of Chicago and some of its surrounding suburbs in the U.S. state of Illinois.

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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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Córas Iompair Éireann (Irish Transport System), or CIÉ, is a statutory corporation of the Republic of Ireland, answerable to the Irish Government and responsible for most public transport in Ireland and – jointly with its Northern Ireland counterpart, the Northern Ireland Transport Holding Company – the railway service between Ireland and Northern Ireland.

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Cieszyn (Těšín, Teschen, Tessin) is a border town in southern Poland on the east bank of the Olza River, and the administrative seat of Cieszyn County, Silesian Voivodeship.

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Cisalpino AG was a railway company, referred to as CIS in timetables, operating international trains between Switzerland and Italy connecting Basel, Schaffhausen, Zürich, Geneva, Milan, Venice, Trieste, Livorno, and Florence.

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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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Colorado Railcar

Colorado Railcar was a manufacturer of railroad rolling stock, railcars and diesel multiple unit commuter vehicles.

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Commonwealth Engineering

Commonwealth Engineering was an Australian engineering company that designed and built railway locomotives, rolling stock and trams.

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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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Deux-Montagnes line

The Deux-Montagnes line is a commuter railway line in Greater Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

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Diesel engine

The diesel engine (also known as a compression-ignition or CI engine), named after Rudolf Diesel, is an internal combustion engine in which ignition of the fuel which is injected into the combustion chamber is caused by the elevated temperature of the air in the cylinder due to mechanical compression (adiabatic compression).

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Diesel multiple unit

A diesel multiple unit or DMU is a multiple-unit train powered by on-board diesel engines.

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Electric multiple unit

An electric multiple unit or EMU is a multiple-unit train consisting of self-propelled carriages, using electricity as the motive power.

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EuroCity, abbreviated as EC, is a cross-border train category within the European inter-city rail network.

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Exo (public transit)

Exo, formerly the Réseau de transport métropolitain (RTM; Metropolitan Transportation Network) is a public transit system in the Greater Montreal Region, including the Island of Montreal, Laval (Île Jésus), and communities along both the North Shore of the Rivière des Mille-Îles and the South Shore of the St. Lawrence River.

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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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Frank J. Sprague

Frank Julian Sprague (July 25, 1857 in Milford, Connecticut – October 25, 1934) was an American naval officer and inventor who contributed to the development of the electric motor, electric railways, and electric elevators.

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FS Class ETR 470

ETR 470 (ElettroTreno 470) is a high-speed tilting Electric Multiple Unit introduced in 1993 and produced in nine units for the ItaloSwiss firm Cisalpino.

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Glossary of rail transport terms

Rail terminology is a form of technical terminology.

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After 1945 the GNR(I) found itself in a poor financial position as a result of the deprivations of World War II and increased competition from road traffic.

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Grand Central Terminal

Grand Central Terminal (GCT; also referred to as Grand Central Station or simply as Grand Central) is a commuter and intercity railroad terminal at 42nd Street and Park Avenue in Midtown Manhattan in New York City, United States.

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Head-end power

In rail transport, head-end power (HEP) or electric train supply (ETS) is the electrical power distribution system on a passenger train.

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High-speed rail

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.

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

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Indian Railways

Indian Railways (IR) is India's national railway system operated by the Ministry of Railways.

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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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Internet Archive

The Internet Archive is a San Francisco–based nonprofit digital library with the stated mission of "universal access to all knowledge." It provides free public access to collections of digitized materials, including websites, software applications/games, music, movies/videos, moving images, and nearly three million public-domain books.

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Light rail

Light rail, light rail transit (LRT), or fast tram is a form of urban rail transport using rolling stock similar to a tramway, but operating at a higher capacity, and often on an exclusive right-of-way.

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Liverpool Overhead Railway

The Liverpool Overhead Railway (known locally as the Dockers' Umbrella) was an overhead railway in Liverpool which operated along the Liverpool Docks and opened in 1893 with lightweight electric multiple units.

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A locomotive or engine is a rail transport vehicle that provides the motive power for a train.

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London Underground

The London Underground (also known simply as the Underground, or by its nickname the Tube) is a public rapid transit system serving London and some parts of the adjacent counties of Buckinghamshire, Essex and Hertfordshire in the United Kingdom.

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M2 (railcar)

The M2 railcar is a series of 244 electric multiple unit cars produced for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the Connecticut Department of Transportation that ran on the New Haven Line (then part of Penn Central, now part of Metro North).

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M250 series

The, branded "Super Rail Cargo", is a freight electric multiple unit (EMU) train type operated by Japan Freight Railway (JR Freight) in Japan.

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M8 (railcar)

The M8 is an electric multiple unit railroad car built by Kawasaki for use on the New Haven Line of the Metro-North Railroad.

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Melbourne is the state capital of Victoria and the second-most populous city in Australia and Oceania.

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Metro-North Railroad

The Metro-North Commuter Railroad, trading as MTA Metro-North Railroad or simply Metro-North, is a suburban commuter rail service run by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), a public authority of the U.S. state of New York.

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Montabaur is a town and the district seat of the Westerwaldkreis in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.

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Motor coach (rail)

A motor coach (International usage) or motorcar (US usage) is a powered rail vehicle able to pull several trailers and at the same time transport passengers or luggage.

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Multi-system (rail)

A Multi-system locomotive, also known as a multi-system electric locomotive, multi-system electric multiple unit, or multi-system train, is an electric locomotive which can operate using more than one railway electrification system.

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Multiple-unit train control

Multiple-unit train control, sometimes abbreviated to multiple-unit or MU, is a method of simultaneously controlling all the traction equipment in a train from a single location, whether it is a Multiple unit comprising a number of self-powered passenger cars or a set of locomotives.

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Mytishchi (p) is a city and the administrative center of Mytishchinsky District in Moscow Oblast, Russia, which lies to the northeast of Russia's capital Moscow, on the Yauza River and the Moscow–Yaroslavl railway.

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National Museums Liverpool

National Museums Liverpool, formerly National Museums and Galleries on Merseyside, comprises several museums and art galleries in and around Liverpool, England.

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New Haven Line

Metro-North Railroad's New Haven Line runs from New Haven, Connecticut, southwest to Mount Vernon, New York.

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New Pendolino

The New Pendolino is a class of high-speed tilting trains built by Alstom Ferroviaria for Trenitalia, SBB, Renfe, and PKP, known as the ETR 600 / 610, RABe 503, Avant S-114 and ED250 respectively.

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New South Wales Sputnik suburban carriage stock

The New South Wales Sputnik suburban carriage stock is a type of electric multiple unit that was operated by the New South Wales Government Railways and its successors between 1957 and 1993 and served on the Sydney rail network.

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New South Wales Tulloch double deck carriage stock

The New South Wales Tulloch double deck carriage stock were a type of electric multiple unit carriage operated by the New South Wales Government Railways and its successors between 1964 and 2004.

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New York City Subway

The New York City Subway is a rapid transit system owned by the City of New York and leased to the New York City Transit Authority, a subsidiary agency of the state-run Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA).

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NI Railways

NI Railways, also known as Northern Ireland Railways (NIR) and for a brief period Ulster Transport Railways (UTR), is the railway operator in Northern Ireland.

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Nippon Sharyo

,, formed in 1896, is a major rolling stock manufacturer based in Nagoya, Japan.

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NJ Transit

New Jersey Transit Corporation, branded as NJ Transit (NJT; stylized as NJ TRANSIT), is a state-owned public transportation system that serves the US state of New Jersey, along with portions of New York State and Pennsylvania.

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Northeast Corridor Line

The Northeast Corridor Line is a commuter rail line operated by New Jersey Transit along Amtrak's Northeast Corridor in the United States.

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Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland (Tuaisceart Éireann; Ulster-Scots: Norlin Airlann) is a part of the United Kingdom in the north-east of the island of Ireland, variously described as a country, province or region.

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Overhead line

An overhead line or overhead wire is used to transmit electrical energy to trams, trolleybuses or trains.

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Pantograph (transport)

A pantograph (or "pan") is an apparatus mounted on the roof of an electric train, tram or electric bus to collect power through contact with an overhead line.

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Passenger car (rail)

A passenger car (known as a coach or carriage in the UK, and also known as a bogie in India) is a piece of railway rolling stock that is designed to carry passengers.

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Pelham station

The Pelham Metro-North Railroad station serves Pelham, New York, via the New Haven Line.

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PKP class EN57

EN57 is an electric multiple unit used by the Polish railway operator (PKP).

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Presidents' Conference Committee (Toronto streetcar)

The Presidents' Conference Committee Car was a streetcar used by the Toronto Transportation Commission and the Toronto Transit Commission.

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Prime mover (locomotive)

In engineering, a prime mover is an engine that converts fuel to useful work.

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Princeton Branch

The Princeton Branch is a commuter rail line and service owned and operated by New Jersey Transit (NJT) in the U.S. state of New Jersey.

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Public Transport Corporation

The Public Transport Corporation (PTC) was a Government of Victoria owned statutory authority formed under the Transport Act 1983 which operated passenger and freight trains, trams and bus services.

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Push–pull train

Push–pull is a configuration for locomotive-hauled trains, allowing them to be driven from either end of the train, whether having a locomotive at each end or not.

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RABe 520

The RABe 520 is an electric multiple unit used since 2002 by the Swiss Federal Railways.

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A railbus is a lightweight passenger rail vehicle that shares many aspects of its construction with a bus, typically having a bus (original or modified) body and four wheels on a fixed base, instead of on bogies.

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A railcar, in British English and Australian English, is a self-propelled railway vehicle designed to transport passengers.

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Rapid transit

Rapid transit or mass rapid transit, also known as heavy rail, metro, MRT, subway, tube, U-Bahn or underground, is a type of high-capacity public transport generally found in urban areas.

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River Line (NJ Transit)

The River Line (stylized as River LINE) is a diesel tram-train light rail system in southern New Jersey, United States, that connects the cities of Camden and Trenton, New Jersey's capital.

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The S-train is a type of hybrid urban-suburban rail serving a metropolitan region.

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The RABDe 500 (often nicknamed ICN for Intercity-Neigezug, German for Intercity Tilting Train, the train category for which these trains are used), is a Swiss passenger train which was introduced in 2000, in time for Expo.02 held in western Switzerland in 2002.

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The RABe 514 is a four-car double decker electrical multiple unit used by the Swiss Federal Railways SBB-CFF-FFS for the Zürich S-Bahn.

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The RBDe 560 (in the old naming style, the RBDe 4/4) and its derivatives provide motive power for S-Bahn, suburban, and regional traffic on the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) network.

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Starting in 1959, the SBB-CFF-FFS put motored coaches of the type RBe 540 (old designation RBe 4/4) into service for push-pull operation on the Gotthard line.

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The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) is a regional public transportation authority that operates bus, subway / elevated rail line, commuter and light rail line, and electric trolleybus services to nearly 4 million people in five counties in and around Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Shanghai–Kunming railway

The Shanghai–Kunming Railway or Hukun Railway, also known as the Hukun Line, is a major arterial railroad across eastern, south central and southwest China.

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

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Siemens Velaro

Siemens Velaro is a family of high-speed EMU trains used in Germany, Belgium, France, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Spain, China, Russia and Turkey.

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South Side Elevated Railroad

The South Side Elevated Railroad (originally Chicago and South Side Rapid Transit Railroad) was the first elevated rapid transit line in Chicago, Illinois.

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Soviet Union

The Soviet Union, officially the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) was a socialist state in Eurasia that existed from 1922 to 1991.

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Sprinter (train)

The Sprinter is a family of diesel multiple unit trains in use on the British railway system.

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St. Albans (city), Vermont


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St. Louis Car Company

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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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Stadler KISS

The Stadler KISS is a family of bilevel electric multiple unit commuter train developed and manufactured by Stadler Rail.

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A suburb is a mixed-use or residential area, existing either as part of a city or urban area or as a separate residential community within commuting distance of a city.

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Sumitomo Corporation

is one of the largest worldwide Sogo shosha general trading companies, and is a diversified corporation.

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Swiss Federal Railways

Swiss Federal Railways (Schweizerische Bundesbahnen, SBB, Chemins de fer fédéraux suisses, CFF, Ferrovie federali svizzere, FFS) is the national railway company of Switzerland.

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Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales and the most populous city in Australia and Oceania.

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Sydney Trains

Sydney Trains is the suburban passenger rail network serving the city of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

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Sydney Trains A set

The Sydney Trains A set or Waratah is a class of electric multiple unit trains operated by Sydney Trains in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

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Sydney Trains T set

The Tangara (an Aboriginal Australian word meaning to go) is a class of electric multiple unit operated by Sydney Trains in Sydney, Australia.

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Tōkaidō Main Line

The is a major Japanese railway line of the Japan Railways Group (JR Group) network, connecting and stations.

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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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The New York Times

The New York Times (sometimes abbreviated as The NYT or The Times) is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership.

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Third rail

A third rail is a method of providing electric power to a railway locomotive or train, through a semi-continuous rigid conductor placed alongside or between the rails of a railway track.

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In computing, time-sharing is the sharing of a computing resource among many users by means of multiprogramming and multi-tasking at the same time.

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Toronto Transit Commission

The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) is a public transport agency that operates bus, subway, streetcar, and paratransit services in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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Toronto Transportation Commission

Toronto Transportation Commission (TTC) was the public transit operator in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, which operated buses, streetcars and the island ferries.

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Traction motor

A traction motor is an electric motor used for propulsion of a vehicle, such as an electric locomotive or electric roadway vehicle.

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A train is a form of transport consisting of a series of connected vehicles that generally runs along a rail track to transport cargo or passengers.

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A transformer is a static electrical device that transfers electrical energy between two or more circuits through electromagnetic induction.

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Trenitalia is the primary train operator in Italy.

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Tulloch Limited

Tulloch Limited was an Australian engineering and railway rolling stock manufacturer, located at Rhodes, New South Wales.

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Twin unit

A twin unit or twinset is a set of two railroad cars or locomotives which are permanently coupled and treated as if they were a single unit.

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Ukraine (Ukrayina), sometimes called the Ukraine, is a sovereign state in Eastern Europe, bordered by Russia to the east and northeast; Belarus to the northwest; Poland, Hungary, and Slovakia to the west; Romania and Moldova to the southwest; and the Black Sea and Sea of Azov to the south and southeast, respectively.

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Ulster Transport Authority

The Ulster Transport Authority (UTA) ran rail and bus transport in Northern Ireland from 1948 until 1966.

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Union Pearson Express

The Union Pearson Express (UP Express) is an airport rail link running between Union Station in Downtown Toronto and Toronto Pearson International Airport.

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Union Station (New Haven)

Union Station, also known as New Haven Railroad Station or simply New Haven, is the main railroad passenger station in New Haven, Connecticut.

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US Railcar

US Railcar is a manufacturer of railroad rolling stock, including passenger cars and diesel multiple units.

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Via Rail

Via Rail Canada (generally shortened to Via Rail or Via; styled corporately as VIA Rail Canada) is an independent Crown corporation, subsidized by Transport Canada, mandated to offer intercity passenger rail services in Canada.

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Victoria–Courtenay train

The Victoria–Courtenay train (formerly the Malahat), commonly known as the Dayliner, was a passenger train service operated by Via Rail between Victoria, Nanaimo, and Courtenay on Vancouver Island in British Columbia.

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4D Train

The 4D was a prototype double deck electric multiple unit built for the Public Transport Corporation, Victoria, Australia, for operation on the Melbourne railway system.

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