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Former JZ class 661, now Kosovo Railways 003, with an empty NewCoFerronikeli ore train on its way to the Golesh mine near Prishtinë airport in July 2009
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In rail transport, a train is a vehicle or (more frequently) a string of vehicles capable of being moved along a continuous line of rails or other guideway for the purpose of conveying freight or passengers between points on a predetermined route. The train may be hauled or propelled by one or more vehicles designed exclusively for that purpose (locomotives) or may be driven by a number of motors incorporated in all or several of the vehicles (multiple units).

As of 2018, there are approximately 1,052,000 kilometres (654,000 mi) of railway track in use worldwide. (World Bank (via Archive.org))

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The former Recess Hotel Platform on the Galway to Clifden railway in 1906

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The preserved C&O 1309 at the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum in October 2009
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