Rail transport is an often overlooked mode of transport that allows people to transport goods and passengers along a train track. Sometimes, this track is also known as a rail road.
The trains that traverse these railroads can generally be divided into two categories: cargo carriers and passenger carriers. Cargo, or freight, carriers transport goods and objects from one place to another. They often haul heavy loads, and they need a powerful locomotive to power them. Passenger carriers, on the other hand, transport people to a variety of destinations. Passengers often use them to travel from place to place, and they must purchase a ticket, or fare card, before boarding one of them. These passenger trains often follow a strict schedule, and passengers ought to consult a timetable before they attempt to board a train.
Both types of rapid transit trains pull into stations from time to time. Some of these stations are public, and are located in highly-trafficked metro areas. Other stations are private, and can only be accessed by cargo ships or railroad personnel. Many stations exist at railroad crossings. These crossings are busy hubs of activity where people can find train schedules, maps, and timetables. The trains, following the advice of well-marked signs, slow their speed considerably as they pull into these stations. They also do their best to ensure that two trains will never pull into the same station. Conductors carefully chart and map train schedules for this reason.
Rail transport is certainly an exciting and interesting mode of transportation!