Train Travel Around The World

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First Train

The first train was built by George Stephenson in 1825. George Stephenson was a British engineer who designed the famous and historically important steam-powered locomotive named The Rocket.

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First Train
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Commuter Train

Commuter rail, also called suburban rail, is a passenger rail transport service that primarily operates between a city center, and the middle to outer suburbs beyond 15km (10 miles) and commuter towns or other locations that draw large numbers of commuters â€" people who travel on a daily basis. Trains operate following a schedule, at speeds varying from 50 to 200 km/h (30 to 125 mph).

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Commuter Train
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Steam Locomotive

A steam locomotive is a railway locomotive that produces its power through a steam engine. These locomotives are fueled by burning some combustible material, usually coal, wood or oil, to produce steam in a boiler, which drives the steam engine. Steam locomotives were first developed in Britain and dominated railway transportation until the middle of the 20th century.

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Steam Locomotive
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Monorail

A monorail is a rail-based transportation system based on a single rail, which acts as its sole support and its guide-way. The term is also used to describe the beam of the system, or the vehicles traveling on such a beam or track. The term originates from joining the words mono (one) and rail, from as early as 1897, possibly from German engineer Eugen Langen who called an elevated railway system with wagons suspended the Eugen Langen One-railed Suspension Tramway (Einschienige Hängebahn System Eugen Langen).

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Monorail
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High Speed Rail

High-speed rail (HSR) or Bullet train is a type of passenger rail transport that operates significantly faster than the normal speed of rail traffic. The modern high-speed rail era started on 6th October 1903. An electrical railcar from Siemens & Halske sped away at 203 km/h (126 mph) on the military railway track between Marienfeld and Zossen in Germany. However, the true HSR breakthrough started in Japan. in October 1964, just in time for the Olympics, they opened the first modern high speed rail, the Shinkansen, Tokaido Shinkansen.

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High Speed Rail
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Maganetic Train

Maglev (derived from magnetic levitation), is a system of transportation that uses magnetic levitation to suspend, guide and propel vehicles from magnets rather than using mechanical methods, such as wheels, axles and bearings. Maglev transport is a means of flying a vehicle or object along a guide-way by using magnets to create both lift and thrust, only a few inches above the guideway surface. High-speed Maglev vehicles are lifted off their guideway and thus are claimed to move more smoothly and quietly and require less maintenance than wheeled mass transit systems â€" regardless of speed.

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Maganetic Train
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Trams

A tram (also known as a tramcar, streetcar, trolley car) is a passenger rail vehicle which runs on tracks along public urban streets and also sometimes on separate rights of way. It may also run between cities.

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Trams
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Freight Trains

A freight train or goods train is a group of freight cars or goods wagons hauled by one or more locomotives on a railway, ultimately transporting cargo between two points as part of the logistics chain. Trains may haul bulk material, inter modal containers, general freight or specialized freight in purpose-designed cars.

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Freight Trains
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