TopBanner
TopBanner
Home of Totally FREE Stock Photos! Find Photos from Hundred of Our FREE Stock Photos Showcase Your School Projects in This Gallery Find Useful Digital Photography Tips Here Drawings 3 Dollar Photos

Public Transportation Photo: Running Train

Arrow Left   Arrow Right
Support Us!  Give us a proper credit when you use this photo. Thank you!
train, train station, train track, CTA Chicago, night train, public transportation, vehicle, free photo, stock photo, free picture, stock photography, royalty-free image
Advertisement
  © School Photo Project
Free Photo Tags: train, morning train, train track, commuters, railroad, railway, rail, Chicago CTA, Chicago Transit Authority, public transportation, train photos, transportation pictures, vehicle, free photo, stock photo, free picture, stock photography, royalty-free image, school photo project use
Photo Sizes
Medium: 586 X 440 pixels, 72 dpi.
Large: 4416 X 3312 pixels, 72 dpi.
  To Download Photo
Mac: Click and drag photo to desktop.
PC: Right-click photo and save image/photo to desktop.

Train

A train is a connected series of vehicles for rail transport that move along a track (permanent way) to transport cargo or passengers from one place to another place. The track usually consists of two rails, but might also be a monorail or maglev guideway.

Propulsion for the train is provided by a separate locomotive, or from individual motors in self-propelled multiple units. Most modern trains are powered by diesel locomotives or by electricity supplied by overhead wires or additional rails, although historically (from the early 19th century to the mid-20th century) the steam locomotive was the dominant form of locomotive power. Other sources of power (such as horses, rope or wire, gravity, pneumatics, batteries, and gas turbines) are possible.

The word 'train' comes from the Old French trahiner, itself from the Latin trahere 'pull, draw'.

There are various types of trains that are designed for particular purposes. A train can consist of a combination of one or more locomotives and attached railroad cars, or a self-propelled multiple unit (or occasionally a single or articulated powered coach, called a railcar). Trains can also be hauled by horses, pulled by a cable, or run downhill by gravity.

Special kinds of trains running on corresponding special 'railways' are atmospheric railways, monorails, high-speed railways, maglev, rubber-tired underground, funicular and cog railways.

A passenger train may consist of one or several locomotives and coaches. Alternatively, a train may consist entirely of passenger carrying coaches, some or all of which are powered as a "multiple unit". In many parts of the world, particularly the Far East and Europe, high-speed rail is used extensively for passenger travel.

Freight trains comprise of wagons or trucks rather than carriages, though some parcel and mail trains (especially Travelling Post Offices) are outwardly more like passenger trains.

Trains can also be 'mixed', comprising both passenger accommodation and freight vehicles. Such mixed trains are most likely to occur where services are infrequent, and running separate passenger and freight trains is not cost-effective, though the differing needs of passengers and freight usually means this is avoided where possible.

Special trains are also used for track maintenance; in some places, this is called maintenance of way.

In the United Kingdom, a train hauled by two locomotives is said to be "double-headed", and in Canada and the United States it is quite common for a long freight train to be headed by three or more locomotives. A train with a locomotive attached at each end is described as 'top and tailed', this practice typically being used when there are no reversing facilities available. Where a second locomotive is attached temporarily to assist a train up steep banks or grades (or down them by providing braking power) it is referred to as 'banking' in the UK, or 'helper service' in North America. Recently, many loaded trains in the US have been made up with one or more locomotives in the middle or at the rear of the train, operated remotely from the lead cab. This is referred to as "DP" or "Distributed Power."

(Source: Wikipedia.org)

 

Related Free Photos

train, train stop, train track, CTA Chicago, night train, public transportation, vehicle, free photo, stock photo, free picture, stock photography, royalty-free image train, train stop, train track, CTA Chicago, night train, public transportation, vehicle, free photo, stock photo, free picture, stock photography, royalty-free image train, train stop, train track, CTA Chicago, night train, public transportation, free photo, stock photo, free picture, stock photography, royalty-free image train, train stop, train track, CTA Chicago, night train, public transportation, free photo, stock photo, free picture, stock photography, royalty-free image
train, train stop, train track, CTA Chicago, night train, public transportation, vehicle, free photo, stock photo, free picture, stock photography, royalty-free image train, train stop, train track, CTA Chicago, night train, public transportation, vehicle, free photo, stock photo, free picture, stock photography, royalty-free image train, train stop, train track, CTA Chicago, night train, public transportation, vehicle, free photo, stock photo, free picture, stock photography, royalty-free image train, train stop, train track, CTA Chicago, night train, public transportation, vehicle, free photo, stock photo, free picture, stock photography, royalty-free image
Visually Delicious
Button
Advertisement

If you enjoy photography and want to improve your photo skills you can check our Photo Tips section that contains a selection of Articles and Video Tutorials from various amazing photo sources.

100% Safe For KIds Seal

Support Us
99.9% of our photos are FREE! You can download and use them for your school or personal projects, blogs, and online forums—for NO CHARGE (with just a few photos costing only $3.00 to download).
A Small Token
If you use our photos for blogs or forums, please be kind enough to put a link back to our site. And if they appear on any of your printed materials, please place a credit for: ©SchoolPhotoProject.com.
  Linked-back Code
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">
<a href="http://www.schoolphotoproject.com">
SchoolPhotoProject.com</a><br>
A Totally FREE Stock Photos Site!</font>

  Donate to Us
If you believe our photos have benefited you, please support us. Click the Donate button below to make a secure donation through Paypal.
With your support, we can bring more and more quality FREE Photos to everyone. Thank You!

   
Follow Us on Facebook.com Follow Us on Twitter.com Follow Us on Pinterest Find Us on Flickr.com
Copyright ©
School Photo Project, All rights reserved.
School Photo Project is part of
Visually Delicious, LLC.

SiteLock
button