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 2017[update], there are approximately 1,051,767.605 kilometres (653,538.091 mi) of railway track in use worldwide. (World Bank)
...that John D. Rockefeller had planned to take the New York Express from Cleveland on December 18, 1867, but because he arrived at the station late, he missed the train that would that day be involved in the Angola Horror by only a few minutes?
...that according to local lore, Anerley railway station was named by a local landowner who, when asked in 1839 for the landmark by which the station would be known, replied "Mine is the annerly hoose"?
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