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Coach: a railroad passenger car.

Freight: cargo, goods, stuff.

Freight train: a railway train that carries only cargo, not passengers.

Gauge: the distance between railroad tracks.

Highway: main public roads connecting cities and towns.

Interstate: a system of large highways connecting states, cities and towns.

Line: a railway track or system of tracks.

Locomotive: an electric- or diesel-powered engine that pulls or pushes railway cars.

Stagecoach: a four-wheeled vehicle pulled by horses.

Ties: the timbers laid across a railroad bed to support the tracks.

Tracks:
a set of parallel rails upon which a train runs.

 

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