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Transport (BE) or transportation (AE) is the movement of humans, animals, and goods from one location to another. In other words, the action of transport is defined as a particular movement of an organism or thing from a point A (a place in space) to a point B.
Modes of transport include air, land (rail and road), water, cable, pipeline, and space. The field can be divided into infrastructure, vehicles, and operations. Transport enables trade between people, which is essential for the development of civilizations.
Transport infrastructure consists of the fixed installations, including roads, railways, airways, waterways, canals, and pipelines and terminals such as airports, railway stations, bus stations, warehouses, trucking terminals, refueling depots (including fueling docks and fuel stations), and seaports. Terminals may be used both for interchange of passengers and cargo and for maintenance. (Full article...)
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A steam locomotive is a rail vehicle that provides the force to move itself and other vehicles by means of the expansion of steam. It is fuelled by burning combustible material (usually coal, oil or - now rare - wood) to heat water in the locomotive's boiler to the point when it becomes gaseous and its volume increases 1700 times. Functionally, it is a steam engine on wheels.
In most locomotives, the steam is admitted alternately to each end of its cylinders
, in which pistons
are mechanically connected to the locomotive's main wheels. Fuel and water supplies are usually carried with the locomotive, either on the locomotive itself or in a tender
coupled to it. Variations
in this general design include electrically-powered boilers, turbines in place of pistons, and using steam generated externally. (Full article...
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Arizona - North America - Southwest - Interstate Highway System (4893585908) (from
Tampere Tunnel, allow traffic to pass underground or through rock formations. (from Transport)
Tunnels, such as the
roundabout in Bristol, United Kingdom, attempts to make traffic flow free-moving.
The engineering of this
London Underground in the early 1900s (sketch by unknown artist)
Passengers waiting to board a tube train on the
Locomotion at Darlington Railway Centre and Museum (from Rail transport)
European rail subsidies in euros per passenger-km for 2008 (from
16th-century minecart, an early example of unpowered rail transport (from
Eurostat and the European Railway Agency, the fatality risk for passengers and occupants on European railways is 28 times lower when compared with car usage (based on data by EU-27 member nations, 2008-2010). (from Rail transport)
Seattle, Washington, United States.
Transport is a key component of growth and globalization, such as in
Union Pacific traditionally own and operate both their rolling stock and infrastructure, with the company itself typically being privately owned. (from Rail transport)
In the United States, railroads such as the
A replica of a "Little Eaton Tramway" wagon, the tracks are plateways (from
Interior view of a high-speed bullet train, manufactured in China (from
A prototype of a Ganz AC electric locomotive in Valtellina, Italy, 1901 (from
An ambulance from World War I (from
heritage railway lines in green and former routes in light blue (from Rail transport)
Map of railways in Europe with main operational lines shown in black,
car on the way to the front in August 1914. The message on the car reads Von München über Metz nach Paris. (From Munich via Metz to Paris). (from Rail transport)
German soldiers in a railway
The Steam engine and gas and oil engines (1900) by John Perry (from Rail transport)
Diagram of Priestman Oil Engine from
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