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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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Me26-09 heading north with Cargolink's train on Solørbanen, Norway, in June 2009

Cargolink AS is a Norwegian railway company. Owned by the automotive distribution company Autolink, Cargolink has operated both autorack and container trains since November 2008. Cargolink has a fleet of ten diesel locomotives, five shunters, 100 autoracks and 60 container cars. Combined autorack and container trains are operated up to five times per week along the Sørland-, Bergen-, Rauma-, Røros- and Nordland Lines, as well as services through Sweden. Autolink, the largest distributor of automobiles in Norway, has traditionally bought train services from CargoNet. In 2007, they signed a contract with Ofotbanen, and at the same time bought 40% of the company. However, Ofotbanen was in financial difficulties, causing a dispute between the two owners. The result was that Autolink formally established Cargolink in March 2008, without the knowledge of Ofotbanen, and terminated the contract with Ofotbanen in July. Cargolink received an operating licence in September and service started in November.

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The Rigibahn in Switzerland
The Rigibahn in Switzerland

A train of the Rigi-Bahnen in Switzerland.

Mount Rigi, situated between two of the arms of Lake Lucerne is the home of two standard gauge rack railways, the Vitznau-Rigi Bahn (VRB) and the Arth-Rigi Bahn (ARB). These two railways, along with the Luftseilbahn Weggis-Rigi Kaltbad (LWRK) cable car, form the Rigi Railways (Rigi-Bahnen).

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The former Recess Hotel Platform on the Galway to Clifden railway in 1906
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
The preserved C&O 1309 at the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum in October 2009
An Avelia Liberty train on a test run in Delaware in May 2020
An Avelia Liberty train on a test run in Delaware in May 2020
Berryessa/North San José station on the first day of service
Berryessa/North San José station on the first day of service


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