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 2006[update], there are approximately 1,370,782 kilometres (851,764 mi) of railway track in use worldwide.
...that the preserved Natal Railway Company0-4-0WT locomotive Natal, the first locomotive to operate in revenue service in South Africa, was reconstructed in the 1940s from little more than its frame, wheels, springs, cylinders and some odd loose parts?
October 11, 2014 – The Shiraz Metro in Iran is officially opened. Construction began in 2001 with three lines planned for the system. The first 10.5-kilometre long (6.5 mi) section includes eight stations connecting Ehsan to Namazi; construction is continuing to extend this first line south to Gol-e-Sorkh Square to provide a connection to the local airport and adding 12 more stations along the route. (Railway Gazette)
September 25, 2013 – Upset commuters in Jakarta, Indonesia, stage two days of protests against KA Commuter Jabodetabek (KRL), the city's commuter railway company, following implementation of a ticket sales limiting practice. In 2011, Indonesia's Ministry of Transportation issued a decree to promote safety that would require railway companies to limit ticket sales to 150% of a train's capacity; KRL began implementation of this limit on Monday. Officials from the railway cited the prevalence of roof riders as part of the impetus for the limit. Demonstrators on Wednesday piled debris on the tracks at Tigaraksa station preventing any train movement into or out of the city via the station. (Jakarta Post: Tuesday protests)(Jakarta Post: Wednesday protests)
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