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Modelling Railway tracks. ... Rail transport refers to the land transport of passengers and goods along railways or railroads. ... A rail transport or railroad system is a complex synergy of components which may be classified into two groups: extrinsic factors and intrinsic factors. ... Passengers bustle around the typical grand edifice of Londons Broad Street station in 1865. ... For other uses, see Train (disambiguation). ... A locomotive (from Latin loco motivus) is a railway vehicle that provides the motive power for a train, and has no payload capacity of its own; its sole purpose is to move the train along the tracks. ... Not to be confused with railcar. ... The history of rail transport dates back nearly 500 years, and includes systems with man or horse power and rails of wood or stone. ... Rail terminology is a form of technical terminology. ... Model railroading (US) or Railway modelling (UK) is a hobby in which rail transport systems are modeled at a reduced scale, or ratio. ...

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Transportation by country A Afghanistan - Albania - Algeria - Andorra - Angola - Anguilla - Antigua and Barbuda - Argentina - Armenia - Australia - Austria - Azerbaijan B Bahamas - Bahrain - Bangladesh - Barbados - Belarus - Belgium - Belize - Benin - Bermuda - Bhutan - Bolivia - Bosnia and Herzegovina - Botswana - Brazil - Brunei - Bulgaria - Burkina Faso - Burma - Burundi C Cambodia - Cameroon - Canada - Cape Verde - Central African Republic... This is a list of the worlds railway operating companies listed alphabetically by continent and country. ... List of countries by rail transport network size These figures include routes which are not used for passenger services. ... Rail usage statistics by country Passenger rail Passenger-km of rail transport by country, in billion/year: China 405 India 404 Japan 241 Russia 141 Germany 73 Egypt 68 France 67 Ukraine 48 USA 42 Italy 41 South Korea 30 UK 29 Poland 26 Pakistan 19 Spain 18 Indonesia 16... This is a list of the worlds locomotive builders by country, and is still a work in progress. ...

International Organisations

The International Union of Railways (French: Union Internationale des Chemins de Fer; abbreviation: UIC) is the name for the international rail transport industry body. ... The International Union of Public Transport (UITP) is the body covering passenger transport, trains, trams and buses, etc. ... A World War II era print advertisement for the Association of American Railroads (AAR). ...


Main article Rail transport in Africa

East Africa  Eastern Africa (UN subregion)  East African Community  Central African Federation (defunct)  geographic, including above East Africa or Eastern Africa is the easternmost region of the African continent, variably defined by geography or geopolitics. ...

  • Burundi: see Rail transport in Burundi
  • Comoros: see Rail transport in Comoros
  • Djibouti: see Rail transport in Djibouti
  • Eritrea: see Rail transport in Eritrea
  • Ethiopia: see Rail transport in Ethiopia
  • Kenya: see Rail transport in Kenya
  • Rwanda: see Rail transport in Rwanda
  • Seychelles: see Rail transport in Seychelles
  • Somalia: see Rail transport in Somalia
  • Tanzania: see Rail transport in Tanzania
  • Uganda: see Rail transport in Uganda

Central Africa

Northern Africa Categories: Africa geography stubs | North Africa ...

  • Algeria: see Rail transport in Algeria
  • Egypt: see Rail transport in Egypt
  • Libya: see Rail transport in Libya
  • Morocco: see Rail transport in Morocco
  • Sudan: see Rail transport in Sudan
  • Tunisia: see Rail transport in Tunisia
  • Western Sahara: see Rail transport in Western Sahara

Southern Africa Categories: Africa geography stubs | Southern Africa ...

West Africa // Network Total: 20,384 km (2000) (from Transportation in South Africa) Gautrain - proposed link between Johannesburg and Pretoria Blue Train - Cape Town and Johannesburg Metrorail Railway links to adjacent countries Botswana - yes Lesotho - yes Mozambique - under repair Namibia - yes Swaziland - yes Zimbabwe - yes Gauge Cape_gauge - 1067mm (3 ft 6 in...  Western Africa (UN subregion)  Maghreb West Africa or Western Africa is the westernmost region of the African continent. ...

In 2005, there was no Rail Transport in Niger. ...


Rail transport in Australia is large, comprising a total of 33,819 km (2,540 km electrified) of track. ... Map showing the Indian rail network and travelling times between major stations Rail transport is the most commonly used mode of long distance transportation in India. ... // Historical overview Before 1949 During the period of Dutch rule, railroads on the island of Java were developed by Dutch, Germany and British interests. ... JR East commuter train on tracks above Yurakucho in Tokyo Rail transport in Japan is a major means of passenger transport, especially for mass and high-speed travel between major cities and for commuter transport in metropolitan areas. ... // National Rail Network The national rail network (currently owned by a State-Owned Enterprise, the New Zealand Railways Corporation) was constructed largely by government entities from 1863 onwards. ... The rail transport in mainland China is one of the largest in the world. ... Hong Kong has an efficient train network. ... Motto: None Anthem: National Anthem of the Republic of China Capital Taipei City (de facto) Nanjing (de jure)1 Largest city Taipei City Official language(s) Mandarin (GuóyÇ”) Government Semi-presidential system  - President Chen Shui-bian  - Vice President Annette Lu  - Premier Su Tseng-chang Establishment Xinhai Revolution   - Declared October... TRA train passing over the Kaoping Bridge. ... Rail transport in the Philippines is a growing means of transportation for passengers and cargo in the country. ... The logo of the Public Transport System A C751B train at Eunos MRT Station. ...

Central America

Main article Rail transport in Central America

There are no trains in Belize at present (2006). ... Railroads in Costa Rica are owned by Incofer (Instituto Costarricense de Ferrocarriles). ... FENADESAL passenger train in San Salvador Terminal Oriente on January 17, 2005. ... Freight train of Ferrovías Guatemala in Sanarate on September 3, 2004 Guatemala has 200 miles (322 km) of narrow-gauge (914 mm) railroads as of 2006. ... Passenger train in La Ceiba on January 11, 2005. ... As of 2006, the only functioning railroad in Panama is Panama Canal Railway Company, successor of Panama Railway - the oldest transcontinental railroad in the world. ...


. Poster announcing railway electrification, around 1935. ... A Bulgarian State Railways Siemens AG Desiro train at the Central Railway Station in Sofia The Bulgarian State Railways (Български държавни железници, Balgarski darzhavni zheleznitsi, abbreviated as БДЖ, BDZ) are Bulgarias state railway company and the largest railway carrier in the country, established as an entity in 1885. ... Railways: total: 9,435 km standard gauge: 9,341 km 1. ... The title given to this article is incorrect due to technical limitations. ... The rail transport system in Denmark consists of more than 2,000 km of railway lines, of which the most significant main lines in Southern Denmark and the S-train network are electrified. ... Danske Statsbaner (Danish State Railways), usually referred to as DSB, is the largest Danish train operating company. ... VR or VR Group (VR-Yhtymä) is a state-owned railway company in Finland, and formerly known as Valtionrautatiet. ... An SNCF multiple unit. ... In Germany the Deutsche Bahn (formerly state-owned company) is the main provider of railway service. ... Germanys main train operator, the Deutsche Bahn AG (German Railway Corporation, also known as DB or DBAG) provides passenger and freight service via federally owned tracks. ... Organismós Sidirodrómon Elládos (Οργανισμός Σιδηροδρόμων Ελλάδος, the Hellenic Railways Organization) is Greeces national railway company, operating both freight and passenger trains on a network which includes lines in the Peloponnese, mainland Greece, and several parts of Macedonia and Thrace. ... Budapest Keleti Station. ... The first railway in Italy was the Napoli Portici line create to connect the royal palace to the seaside (1839). ... Trenitalia is the primary operator of trains within Italy. ... The Netherlands (Dutch: Nederland) is the European part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (Dutch: Koninkrijk der Nederlanden). ... Transportation in the Netherlands // Rail transport Railway tracks (2001) all standard gauge (1. ... The following are current and former trains in the Netherlands. ... // Introduction Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS) is the main public transport railway company in the Netherlands. ... The Norwegian railway system comprises 4,058 km of standard gauge (1. ... The NSB, Norges Statsbaner AS., known in English as Norwegian State Railways is a transport company, created in its present form by the Norwegian National Rail Administration through legislation on December 1, 1996, but then privatized on July 1, 2002, owned privately by Norwegian Ministry of Transport and Communications. ... Polskie Koleje Państwowe (PKP) is the Polish State Railways. ... Most Rail services in Ireland are provided by Iarnród Éireann in the Republic of Ireland, and by Northern Ireland Railways in Northern Ireland. ... The CFR headquarters in Bucharest, Romania Căile Ferate Române (Romanian Railways, abbreviated as CFR) is the official designation of the state railway carrier of Romania. ... Russian Railways emblem Russian Railways electric locomotive VL20 Russian Railways (Russian: ), is the state-owned railway company of Russia. ... RENFE is Spains national railway operator. ... Rail transport in Sweden utilises a network of 13,000 km of track, the 20th largest in the world. ... SJ AB (Swedish Railways, Statens Järnvägar, commonly known as SJ) is a Swedish government owned public transport on railway operator. ... The railroads of Switzerland include standard gauge (1. ... Turkish Public Railways Logo Turkish Republic Railways (TCDD, Türkiye Cumhuriyeti Devlet Demiryolları) is the state corporation that operates the public railway system in Turkey. ... Class 180 multiple unit of First Great Western at speed near Yate, Bristol. ... Dieu et mon droit (motto) (French for God and my right)2 Northern Irelands location within the UK Official Languages English, Irish, Ulster Scots Capital and largest city Belfast First Minister Office suspended Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Peter Hain MP Area  - Total Ranked 4th UK 13,843... Most Rail services in Ireland are provided by Iarnród Éireann in the Republic of Ireland, and by Northern Ireland Railways in Northern Ireland. ...


Middle East

North America

Canada has a large and well developed railway system that today primarily transports freight. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...

South America

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