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The first passenger train linking the Australian cities of Adelaide and Darwin has begun its inaugural journey.


 Adelaide Darwin Australia train
A French high-speed train (TGV) has smashed the world record for a train on conventional rails by a big margin, reaching 574.8km/h.


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The way we get about has a profound impact on the way we live - affecting where we set up home, work and holiday.


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The first steam engine to be built in Britain for nearly half a century.


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Biggs was a member of a 15-strong gang which attacked a mail train in Ledburn, Buckinghamshire, on 8 August 1963. The gang made off with £2.6m in used banknotes in the biggest ever raid on a British train. After being given a 30-year sentence, Biggs escaped from Wandsworth Prison, south London, in a furniture van after spending 15 months in jail. He was on the run for more than 30 years, living in Spain, Australia and Brazil, before...


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Authorities in Peru have ordered the airlift of nearly 2,000 tourists stranded by heavy rains in the country's top attraction, Machu Picchu. Days of heavy rains triggered up to 40 landslides, one of which blocked the railway connecting the Inca ruins with the city of Cuzco.


 Peru Machu Picchu rain flood train
Up to 10,000 people show up each year to bare their behinds to passing Amtrak trains. The southern Californian city of Laguna Niguel has been enjoying an annual ritual, in which locals and visitors bare their bottoms at passing trains.


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A man has been captured on CCTV trying to board a train accompanied by a pony. Shocked staff watched as the man tried to get on the train at Wrexham General station with the white pony in tow. After a conductor refused him entry, the man returned to the ticket booth where he tried to buy two tickets - for himself and the animal.


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Over a 1000-km run, superconducting cables can carry far more power than cables of a comparable size. Even taking into account the energy required to cool them, they lose just a third as much energy in transmission. Just as in the case of optical fibres, the technology has been quietly refined over the years and in some senses is ready to be deployed. This will be costly at first, but with tangible benefits that the wider market may just...


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North Korea's leader Kim Jong-il has held rare talks with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Pyongyang's nuclear programme and economic co-operation.
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Trains already have a reputation for being a very clean form of transport but Belgian commuters can now boast railways which are partially powered by solar energy.


 solar energy train Belgium