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Railroad
RAIL TRANSPORT is a means of transferring of passengers and goods on wheeled vehicles running on rails, also known as tracks . It is also commonly referred to as train transport. In contrast to road transport , where vehicles run on a prepared flat surface, rail vehicles (rolling stock ) are directionally guided by the tracks on which they run. Tracks usually consist of steel rails, installed on ties (sleepers) and ballast , on which the rolling stock, usually fitted with metal wheels, moves. Other variations are also possible, such as slab track, where the rails are fastened to a concrete foundation resting on a prepared subsurface. Rolling stock
Rolling stock
in a rail transport system generally encounters lower frictional resistance than road vehicles, so passenger and freight cars (carriages and wagons) can be coupled into longer trains
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Cable Transport
CABLE TRANSPORT is a broad class of transport modes that have cables as the foundation for transporting things, people, or vehicles. The cable may be driven or passive; items may be moved by pulling, sliding, sailing, or by drives within the object being moved on cableways. The use of pulleys and balancing of loads going up and down are common elements of cable transport.They are also used in mountainous areas
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Aviation
AVIATION is the practical aspect or art of aeronautics , being the design, development, production, operation and use of aircraft , especially heavier than air aircraft. The word aviation was coined by French writer and former naval officer Gabriel La Landelle in 1863, from the verb avier (synonymous flying), itself derived from the Latin word avis ("bird") and the suffix -ation
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Mode Of Transport
MODE OF TRANSPORT is a term used to distinguish substantially different ways to perform. The different modes of transport are air , water , and land transport, which includes rail , road and off-road transport . Other modes also exist, including pipelines , cable transport , and space transport . Human-powered transport
Human-powered transport
and animal-powered transport are sometimes regarded as their own mode, but these normally also fall into the other categories. In general, transportation is used for the movement of people, animals, and other things. Each mode of transport has a fundamentally different technological solution, and some require a separate environment. Each mode has its own infrastructure , vehicles , and operations
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History Of Transport
The HISTORY OF TRANSPORT is largely one of technological innovation . Advances in technology have allowed people to travel farther, explore more territory, and expand their influence over larger and larger areas. Even in ancient times, new tools such as foot coverings, skis, and snowshoes lengthened the distances that could be travelled. As new inventions and discoveries were applied to transport problems, travel time decreased while the ability to move more and larger loads increased. Innovation
Innovation
continues as transport researchers are working to find new ways to reduce costs and increase transport efficiency. CONTENTS * 1 Road * 2 Rail * 3 Water * 4 Air * 5 Space * 6 See also * 7 References * 8 Further reading ROAD Main article: History of road transport The first earth tracks were created by humans carrying goods and often followed trails . Tracks would be naturally created at points of high traffic density
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Outline Of Animal-powered Transport
ANIMAL-POWERED TRANSPORT is a broad category of the human use of non-human working animals (also known as "beasts of burden") for the movement of people and goods. Humans may ride some of the larger of these animals directly, use them as pack animals for carrying goods, or harness them, singly or in teams , to pull (or haul) sleds or wheeled vehicles
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Road Transport
ROAD TRANSPORT ( British English
British English
) or ROAD TRANSPORTATION (American English ) is the transport of passengers or goods on roads . This transport method can be via bike or automobiles or by animal such as horse or oxen . Standard networks of roads were adopted by Romans
Romans
, Persians , Aztec
Aztec
, and other early societies. Modern roads came into adoption during the late 1700s with civil engineering . Cargo
Cargo
may be transported by trucking companies , while passengers may be transported via mass transit . Commonly defined features of modern roads include defined lanes and signage
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Human-powered Transport
HUMAN-POWERED TRANSPORT is the transport of person(s) and/or goods using human muscle power. Like animal-powered transport , human-powered transport has existed since time immemorial in the form of walking , running and swimming . Modern technology has allowed machines to enhance human-power. Although motorization has increased speed and load capacity, many forms of human-powered transport remain popular for reasons of lower cost, leisure , physical exercise and environmentalism . Human-powered transport is sometimes the only type available, especially in underdeveloped or inaccessible regions
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Timeline Of Transportation Technology
CONTENTS * 1 Middle Ages * 2 17th century * 3 18th century * 4 19th century * 5 20th century * 6 21st century * 7 See also * 8 Notes MIDDLE AGES * 800 – The streets of Baghdad
Baghdad
are paved with tar . * Late 10th century – Kamal invented in Arab world. * 1044 – Compass
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Washington (state)
WASHINGTON (/ˈwɒʃɪŋtən/ ( listen )), officially the STATE OF WASHINGTON, is a state in the Pacific Northwest
Pacific Northwest
region of the United States . Named after George Washington
George Washington
, the first President of the United States, the state was made out of the western part of the Washington Territory , which was ceded by Britain in 1846 in accordance with the Oregon Treaty in the settlement of the Oregon boundary dispute . It was admitted to the Union as the 42nd state in 1889. Olympia is the state capital . Washington is sometimes referred to as WASHINGTON STATE to distinguish it from Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C.
, the capital of the United States, which is often shortened to Washington. Washington is the 18th largest state with an area of 71,362 square miles (184,827 km2), and the 13th most populous state with over 7.4 million people
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Spaceflight
SPACEFLIGHT (also written SPACE FLIGHT) is ballistic flight into or through outer space . Spaceflight
Spaceflight
can occur with spacecraft with or without humans on board. Examples of human spaceflight include the U.S. Apollo Moon
Moon
landing and Space Shuttle
Space Shuttle
programs and the Russian Soyuz program , as well as the ongoing International Space Station
International Space Station
. Examples of unmanned spaceflight include space probes that leave Earth orbit , as well as satellites in orbit around Earth
Earth
, such as communications satellites . These operate either by telerobotic control or are fully autonomous
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Rail Subsidies
Many countries offer subsidies to their railways because of the social and economic benefits that it brings. Those countries usually also fund or subsidize road construction, and therefore effectively subsidize road transport as well. Rail subsidies
Rail subsidies
vary in both size and how they are distributed, with some countries funding the infrastructure and others funding trains and their operators, while others have a mixture of both. Subsidies can be used for either investment in upgrades and new lines, or to keep lines running that would otherwise be unprofitable. Rail subsidies
Rail subsidies
are largest in Europe (€73 billion) and China
China
($130 billion), while the United States
United States
has relatively small subsidies for passenger rail and freight is not subsidized at all
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Outline Of Transport
The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to transport: TRANSPORT or TRANSPORTATION – movement of people and goods from one place to another
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Rolling Stock
The term ROLLING STOCK in rail transport industry originally referred to any vehicles that move on a railway . It has since expanded to include the wheeled vehicles used by businesses on roadways. It usually includes both powered and unpowered vehicles, for example locomotives , railroad cars , coaches , and wagons . CONTENTS * 1 Overview * 2 Code names * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 External links OVERVIEWNote that stock in the term is business related and used in a sense of inventory . Rolling stock
Rolling stock
is considered to be a liquid asset , or close to it, since the value of the vehicle can be readily estimated and then shipped to the buyer without much cost or delay. The term contrasts with fixed stock (infrastructure ), which is a collective term for the track , signals , stations , other buildings, electric wires, etc., necessary to operate a railway
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Columbia River
The COLUMBIA RIVER is the largest river in the Pacific Northwest region of North America. The river rises in the Rocky Mountains
Rocky Mountains
of British Columbia
British Columbia
, Canada. It flows northwest and then south into the US state of Washington , then turns west to form most of the border between Washington and the state of Oregon
Oregon
before emptying into the Pacific Ocean. The river is 1,243 miles (2,000 km) long, and its largest tributary is the Snake River . Its drainage basin is roughly the size of France and extends into seven US states and a Canadian province. The fourth-largest river in the United States
United States
by volume, the Columbia has the greatest flow of any North American river entering the Pacific. The Columbia and its tributaries have been central to the region's culture and economy for thousands of years
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