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was the first Florida Railroad railroad to connect the east and west coasts of Florida and the longest railroad to be completed in Florida before the start of the American Civil War?
Cross-Harbor Rail Tunnel (map at right) is a proposed underwater tunnel for rail transport of freight between central New Jersey and southern New York City, United States?
San Francisco Bay Area will have a new direct rail to ferry connection when the intermodal rail station and Hercules WETA ferry terminal is constructed?
is the Indian Railways Fan Club Internet's largest website devoted to the Indian Railways and rail transport in the Indian subcontinent?
running through the Kaimai Tunnel Kaimai Ranges is the longest rail tunnel in New Zealand?
is a high-speed Olympic Javelin rail service announced as part of the public transport regeneration of London in readiness for the 2012 Summer Olympics?
, the second Mauch Chunk and Summit Hill Switchback Railroad railroad built in the United States, was a major precursor to the roller coaster?
, , March 4 1839 became the first person to send an express freight shipment by William F. Harnden rail?
in his lifetime,
was involved in building one-third of the Thomas Brassey railway built in the United Kingdom and in one-twentieth of the railway built in the world?
issued by delay certificates railway companies in Japan and Germany to passengers for tardy trains are considered valid reasons by superiors for reporting late to school or work?
in Carrollton Viaduct Baltimore, Maryland is the world's oldest railway bridge still in use, and that its cornerstone was laid on ?
, July 4 1828
was known for bringing John J. Bernet railroad companies back from bankruptcy to solvency, earning him the nickname "Doctor of Sick Railroads"?
first brought William Dudley Chipley rail lines to Pensacola, Florida, connecting the Atlantic coast of Florida with other Gulf Coast states for the first time?
railway official became president of the Lucius Seymour Storrs Connecticut Company?
started in Ginery Twichell stage lines before transitioning to railroads and three terms in the U.S. Congress?
founded Adams and Company, forerunner to Adams Express Company, to haul express freight shipments by Alvin Adams rail in 1840?
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Question 1: Rolling stock in railway transportation systems generally has lower frictional resistance when compared with highway vehicles, and the carriages and wagons can be coupled into longer ________.
Question 2: During the 1940s and 1950s, the non-electrified railways in most countries had their steam ________ replaced by diesel-electric locomotives.
Question 3: With the 1962 introduction of the ________ high-speed rail in Japan, trains could again have a dominant position on intercity travel.
Question 4: The world's oldest continually working railway, built in 1758, is the Middleton Railway in ________.
Question 5: Power may be fed as direct or ________.
Question 7: A transformer in the locomotive converts the high voltage, low current power to low voltage, high current used in the ________ that power the wheels.
Question 8: In contrast to ________, where vehicles merely run on a prepared surface, rail vehicles are also directionally guided by the tracks they run on.
Question 9: Multiple units have a driver's cab at each end of the unit, and were developed following the ability to build ________ and engines small enough to build under the coach.
Question 10: However, they require high capital investments both for the ________ and the supporting infrastructure.