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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.
The Advanced Passenger Train (APT) was a tilting high speed train developed by British Rail during the 1970s and early 1980s, for use on the West Coast Main Line (WCML).
An airliner is a type of aircraft for transporting passengers and air cargo.
An airport bus, or airport shuttle bus or airport shuttle is a bus used to transport people to and from, or within airports.
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.
An armoured train is a railway train protected with armour.
The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, often referred to as the Santa Fe or AT&SF, was one of the larger railroads in the United States.
An atmospheric railway uses differential air pressure to provide power for propulsion of a railway vehicle.
Australian English (AuE, en-AU) is a major variety of the English language, used throughout Australia.
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.
A bank engine (United Kingdom/Australia) (colloquially a banker) or helper engine or pusher engine (North America) is a railway locomotive that temporarily assists a train that requires additional power or traction to climb a gradient (or bank).
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.
A bicycle, also called a cycle or bike, is a human-powered, pedal-driven, single-track vehicle, having two wheels attached to a frame, one behind the other.
The bilevel car (American English) or double-decker train (British English and Canadian English) is a type of rail car that has two levels of passenger accommodation, as opposed to one, increasing passenger capacity (in example cases of up to 57% per car).
The Boeing 727 is a midsized, narrow-body three-engined jet aircraft built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes from the early 1960s to 1984.
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.
A boxcar is a North American railroad car that is enclosed and generally used to carry freight.
British English is the standard dialect of English language as spoken and written in the United Kingdom.
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.
The British Rail Class 28 (Metro-Vick Type 2) diesel locomotives, or 'Metrovicks' as they were popularly known, were built as part of the British Railways 1955 Modernisation Plan.
A cable railway (also known as an incline or inclined plane) is a steeply graded railway that uses a cable, rope or chain wound about a cable winch system (similar to a ski lift mechanism) powered by a stationary engine to haul trains on adversely steep grades.
The cant of a railway track or camber of a road (also referred to as superelevation, cross slope or cross fall) is the rate of change in elevation (height) between the two rails or edges.
In economics, cargo or freight are goods or produce being conveyed – generally for commercial gain – by water, air or land.
The Channel Tunnel (Le tunnel sous la Manche; also nicknamed the Chunnel) is a rail tunnel linking Folkestone, Kent, in the United Kingdom, with Coquelles, Pas-de-Calais, near Calais in northern France, beneath the English Channel at the Strait of Dover.
A chassis (plural chassis) is the internal framework of an artificial object, which supports the object in its construction and use.
Check-in is the process whereby people announce their arrival at a hotel, airport, sea port, or event.
A community is a small or large social unit (a group of living things) that has something in common, such as norms, religion, values, or identity.
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.
A conductor (American and Canadian English) or guard (Commonwealth English) is a train crew member responsible for operational and safety duties that do not involve actual operation of the train.
Containerization is a system of intermodal freight transport using intermodal containers (also called shipping containers and ISO containers).
Continuous track, also called tank tread or caterpillar track, is a system of vehicle propulsion in which a continuous band of treads or track plates is driven by two or more wheels.
A covered goods wagon or van is a railway goods wagon which is designed for the transportation of moisture-susceptible goods and therefore fully enclosed by sides and a fixed roof.
A crane is a type of machine, generally equipped with a hoist rope, wire ropes or chains, and sheaves, that can be used both to lift and lower materials and to move them horizontally.
A diesel generator is the combination of a diesel engine with an electric generator (often an alternator) to generate electrical energy.
A diesel locomotive is a type of railway locomotive in which the prime mover is a diesel engine.
Dieselisation or dieselization is a term generally used for the increasingly common use of diesel fuel in vehicles, or known to be said "Rise of diesel power" as opposed to gasoline or steam engines.
A dining car (American English) or a restaurant car (British English), also a diner, is a railroad passenger car that serves meals in the manner of a full-service, sit-down restaurant.
The term drumhead refers to a type of removable sign that was prevalent on North American railroads of the first half of the 20th century.
The is an electric multiple unit (EMU) train type used for commuter and outer-suburban services operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East) in Japan since 2000.
An electric battery is a device consisting of one or more electrochemical cells with external connections provided to power electrical devices such as flashlights, smartphones, and electric cars.
An electric locomotive is a locomotive powered by electricity from overhead lines, a third rail or on-board energy storage such as a battery or a supercapacitor.
On trains, the expression emergency brake has several meanings.
Express trains (also sometimes referred to as fast trains, though this is a relative term, usually meaning "faster than some other trains on the line in question") are a form of rail service.
A flatcar (US) (also flat car (US) or flat wagon (UIC)) is a piece of railroad (US) or railway (non-US) rolling stock that consists of an open, flat deck mounted on a pair of trucks (US) or bogies (UK), one at each end containing four or six wheels.
The Flying Scotsman is an express passenger train service that has operated between Edinburgh and London, the capitals of Scotland and England, via the East Coast Main Line.
Freighthopping or train hopping is the act of surreptitiously boarding and riding a railroad freight car.
Freightliner Group is a rail freight and logistics company, formed in the United Kingdom in 1995, and now having expanded into Australia, The Netherlands and Poland.
A fuel cell is an electrochemical cell that converts the chemical energy from a fuel into electricity through an electrochemical reaction of hydrogen fuel with oxygen or another oxidizing agent.
A fuel cell vehicle (FCV) or fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) is a type of electric vehicle which uses a fuel cell, instead of a battery, or in combination with a battery or supercapacitor, to power its on-board electric motor.
A funicular is one of the modes of transport, along with a cable railway and an inclined elevator, which uses a cable traction for movement on a steep slope.
A gas turbine, also called a combustion turbine, is a type of continuous combustion, internal combustion engine.
A gas turbine locomotive is a type of railway locomotive in which the prime mover is a gas turbine.
Glasgow (Glesga; Glaschu) is the largest city in Scotland, and third most populous in the United Kingdom.
Rail terminology is a form of technical terminology.
The Golden Arrow (Flèche d’Or) was a luxury boat train of the Southern Railway and later British Railways.
In US railroad terminology, a gondola is an open-topped rail vehicle used for transporting loose bulk materials.
Goods wagons or freight wagons (North America: goods cars or freight cars) are unpowered railway vehicles that are used for the transportation of cargo.
Gravity, or gravitation, is a natural phenomenon by which all things with mass or energy—including planets, stars, galaxies, and even light—are brought toward (or gravitate toward) one another.
The Great Western Railway (GWR) was a British railway company that linked London with the south-west and west of England, the Midlands, and most of Wales.
In rail transport, head-end power (HEP) or electric train supply (ETS) is the electrical power distribution system on a passenger train.
A headboard is a board hung on the front of a locomotive.
The heaviest trains in the world are freight trains hauling bulk commodities such as coal and iron ore.
A heritage railway is a railway operated as living history to re-create or preserve railway scenes of the past.
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.
The history of rail transport began in 6th century BC in Ancient Greece.
A hopper car (US) or hopper wagon (UIC) is a type of railroad freight car used to transport loose bulk commodities such as coal, ore, grain, and track ballast.
A horsecar, or horse-drawn tram, is an animal-powered (usually horse) tram or streetcar.
Hydrail is the generic (not capitalized) adjective term describing all forms of rail vehicles, large or small, which use on-board hydrogen as a source of energy to power the traction motors, or the auxiliaries, or both.
Inter-city rail services are express passenger train services that cover longer distances than commuter or regional trains.
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.
An intermodal container is a large standardized shipping container, designed and built for intermodal freight transport, meaning these containers can be used across different modes of transport – from ship to rail to truck – without unloading and reloading their cargo.
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.
A jet airliner (or jetliner) is an airliner powered by jet engines (passenger jet aircraft).
Jet fuel, aviation turbine fuel (ATF), or avtur, is a type of aviation fuel designed for use in aircraft powered by gas-turbine engines.
Latin (Latin: lingua latīna) is a classical language belonging to the Italic branch of the Indo-European languages.
A level crossing is an intersection where a railway line crosses a road or path at the same level, as opposed to the railway line crossing over or under using a bridge or tunnel.
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.
This is a list of the world's railway operating companies listed alphabetically by continent and country.
A train song is a song referencing passenger or freight railroads.
In the history of rail transport, dating back to the 19th century, there have been hundreds of named passenger trains.
This is the list of rail accident lists.
A livery is a uniform, insignia or symbol adorning, in a non-military context, a person, an object or a vehicle that denotes a relationship between the wearer of the livery and an individual or corporate body.
A locomotive or engine is a rail transport vehicle that provides the motive power for a train.
Luxury trains are designed to offer a very comfortable ride and evoke an association with history and heritage.
A machine uses power to apply forces and control movement to perform an intended action.
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.
A metropolis is a large city or conurbation which is a significant economic, political, and cultural center for a country or region, and an important hub for regional or international connections, commerce, and communications.
Mode of transport is a term used to distinguish substantially different ways to perform.
A monorail is a railway in which the track consists of a single rail.
In thermodynamics, motive power is a natural agent, such as water or steam, wind or electricity, used to impart motion to machinery such as an engine.
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.
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.
The is a Japanese Shinkansen high-speed train with tilting capability developed jointly by JR Central and JR-West for use on the Tokaido and San'yō Shinkansen lines since 2007, and also operated by JR Kyushu on the Kyushu Shinkansen line.
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).
NJ Transit Rail Operations is the rail division of NJ Transit.
Old French (franceis, françois, romanz; Modern French: ancien français) was the language spoken in Northern France from the 8th century to the 14th century.
The Orient Express was a long-distance passenger train service created in 1883 by Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits (CIWL).
An overhead line or overhead wire is used to transmit electrical energy to trams, trolleybuses or trains.
In the 1950s, LeTourneau Inc.
A passenger (also abbreviated as pax) is a person who travels in a vehicle but bears little or no responsibility for the tasks required for that vehicle to arrive at its destination or otherwise operate the vehicle.
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.
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.
Pneumatics (From Greek: πνεύμα) is a branch of engineering that makes use of gas or pressurized air.
A porter is a railway employee.
Praise is a form of social interaction expressing recognition, reassurance or admiration.
In engineering, a prime mover is an engine that converts fuel to useful work.
Public transport (also known as public transportation, public transit, or mass transit) is transport of passengers by group travel systems available for use by the general public, typically managed on a schedule, operated on established routes, and that charge a posted fee for each trip.
A public transport timetable (also timetable and North American English schedule) is a document setting out information on service times, to assist passengers with planning a trip.
The Pullman Car Company, founded by George Pullman, manufactured railroad cars in the mid-to-late 19th century through the first half of the 20th century, during the boom of railroads in the United States.
A rack railway (also rack-and-pinion railway, cog railway, or cogwheel railway) is a steep grade railway with a toothed rack rail, usually between the running rails.
Rail freight transport is the use of railroads and trains to transport cargo as opposed to human passengers.
The rail profile is the cross sectional shape of a railway rail, perpendicular to its length.
Rail transport is a means of transferring of passengers and goods on wheeled vehicles running on rails, also known as tracks.
Examples of railways in fiction include.
Railway modelling (UK, Australia and Ireland) or model railroading (US and Canada) is a hobby in which rail transport systems are modelled at a reduced scale.
A railcar, in British English and Australian English, is a self-propelled railway vehicle designed to transport passengers.
A railfan, rail buff, or train buff (American English), railway enthusiast or railway buff (Australian/British English), trainspotter or anorak (British English, usually derogatory), is a person interested, recreationally, in rail transport.
Railmotor is a term which was used by several British railway companies for a lightweight railcar, that is, a railway carriage with a small steam traction unit or diesel or petrol engine integrated into it.
A railroad car or railcar (American and Canadian English), railway wagon or railway carriage (British English and UIC), also called a train car or train wagon, is a vehicle used for the carrying of cargo or passengers on a rail transport system (a railroad/railway).
The Railways Act 1993 was introduced by John Major's Conservative government and passed on 5 November 1993.
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.
The Réseau Express Régional (Regional Express Network), commonly abbreviated RER, is a hybrid suburban commuter/rapid transit system serving Paris, France and its suburbs.
The Red Arrow (Кра́сная стрела́) is a Russian overnight sleeper train connecting Moscow and Saint Petersburg via the Moscow–Saint Petersburg Railway.
Redevelopment is any new construction on a site that has pre-existing uses.
A refrigerator car (or "reefer") is a refrigerated boxcar (U.S.), a piece of railroad rolling stock designed to carry perishable freight at specific temperatures.
Regional rail, also known as local trains and stopping trains, are passenger rail services that operate between towns and cities.
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.
Road transport or road transportation is a type of transport by using roads.
In railroad terminology a Roadrailer or RoadRailer is a highway trailer, or semi-trailer, that is specially equipped for use in railroad intermodal service.
A rocket sled is a test platform that slides along a set of rails, propelled by rockets.
In rail transportation, a rolling highway, or rolling road is a form of combined transport involving the conveying of road trucks by rail, referred to as Ro-La trains.
The term rolling stock in rail transport industry originally referred to any vehicles that move on a railway.
The Royal Scot was a British named express passenger train that ran between and, the length of the West Coast Main Line (WCML), with previously a portion also going to Edinburgh.
A rubber-tyred metro, also spelled rubber-tired metro, is a form of rapid transit system that uses a mix of road and rail technology.
In general, a rural area or countryside is a geographic area that is located outside towns and cities.
A semi-trailer is a trailer without a front axle.
The Shanghai maglev train or Shanghai Transrapid is a magnetic levitation train, or maglev line that operates in Shanghai, China.
The, colloquially known in English as the bullet train, is a network of high-speed railway lines in Japan.
The sleeping car or sleeper (often wagon-lit) is a railway passenger car that can accommodate all its passengers in beds of one kind or another, primarily for the purpose of making nighttime travel more restful.
Social exclusion, or social marginalization, is the social disadvantage and relegation to the fringe of society.
A span bolster, in rail terminology, is a beam or frame used to link two trucks (US) or bogies (UK) so that they can be articulated together and be joined to the locomotive or railroad car at one rotating mounting point.
A steam locomotive is a type of railway locomotive that produces its pulling power through a steam engine.
Sydney Trains is the suburban passenger rail network serving the city of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Takeoff is the phase of flight in which an aerospace vehicle or an animal goes from the ground to flying in the air.
Talgo is a Spanish manufacturer of intercity, standard, and high speed passenger trains.
A tank car (International Union of Railways (UIC): tank wagon) is a type of railroad car (UIC: railway car) or rolling stock designed to transport liquid and gaseous commodities.
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.
The Railway Series is a set of story books about a railway system located on the fictional Island of Sodor.
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.
A tilting train is a train that has a mechanism enabling increased speed on regular rail tracks.
A toy train is a toy that represents a train.
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.
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.
A train game or railway game is a board game that represents the construction and operation of railways.
A train station, railway station, railroad station, or depot (see below) is a railway facility or area where trains regularly stop to load or unload passengers or freight.
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.
Transport or transportation is the movement of humans, animals and goods from one location to another.
Transshipment or transhipment is the shipment of goods or containers to an intermediate destination, then to yet another destination.
A Travelling Post Office (TPO) was a type of mail train used in Great Britain and Ireland where the post was sorted en route.
An underframe is a framework of wood or metal carrying the main body structure of a railway vehicle, such as a locomotive, carriage or wagon.
A unit train, also called a block train or a trainload service, is a train in which all cars (wagons) carry the same commodity and are shipped from the same origin to the same destination, without being split up or stored en route.
An urban area is a human settlement with high population density and infrastructure of built environment.
V-scale, Vscale, or V scale (with V standing for virtual reality) is a scale of model railroading utilizing self-defining three-dimensional models and a compatible graphics engine to create an alternative modeled world.
A vehicle (from vehiculum) is a machine that transports people or cargo.
A well car, also known as a double-stack car or stack car (also well wagon), is a type of railroad car specially designed to carry intermodal containers (shipping containers) used in intermodal freight transport.
A wheelchair, often abbreviated to just "chair", is a chair with wheels, used when walking is difficult or impossible due to illness, injury, or disability.
Wilbert Vere Awdry, OBE (15 June 1911 – 21 March 1997) was an English Anglican cleric, railway enthusiast, and children's author.
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.
The is a railway loop line in Tokyo, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East).
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