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Rail transport – means of conveyance of passengers and goods by way of wheeled vehicles running on rail tracks consisting of steel rails installed on sleepers/ties and ballast.

What type of thing is rail transport?

Rail transport can be described as all of the following:

  • Technology – making, usage, and knowledge of tools, machines, techniques, crafts, systems or methods of organization in order to solve a problem or perform a specific function. It can also refer to the collection of such tools, machinery, and procedures.

Essence of rail transport

Types of railway/railroad

Urban rail transport, general types

History of rail transport

History of rail transport




Railway infrastructure

Permanent way

Trackwork and track structures

Railway track layouts

Running lines

Track (Running lines)

Rail sidings

Rail sidings

Rail junctions

Rail junctions

Railway station track layouts

Railway station



Signalling and safety


Rail transport by region

Rail transport politics

Rail culture

General concepts

Rail transport organizations

Rail transport publications

Persons influential in rail transport

See also


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