Rail or rails may refer to:

Rail transport

  • A generic term for railroads, railways, rail transport, and related matters
  • Track (rail transport), or railway lines, the running surface of a railway
  • Rail profile, the cross sectional shape of a railway rail
  • Third rail (or conductor rail), a method of providing electric power to a railway train
  • Science, technology, biology, and medicine

  • Picatinny rail, a bracket used on some firearms in order to provide a standardized mounting platform for telescopic sights and other accessories
  • Rails or Rallidae, a family of birds which includes crakes, coots, and gallinules
  • Structural
    • Guard rail, for protective separation of persons (including those in vehicles) from dangerous places or situations
    • Hand rail, for physical support, such as on stairways and steps
    • Theatre rail, see batten (theater), from which lighting fixtures, theatrical scenery, tabs or curtains may be hung
    • Curtain rail, see curtain, from which curtains are hung
    • Door rails, see frame and panel, a horizontal outside member on a door or in a frame and panel construction
  • This page contains text from Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia - https://wn.com/Rail

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    Guest Column: ‘Mega-Rail’ merger approval sparks backlash from Biden allies

    The World 23 Mar 2023
    The federal Surface Transportation Board announced Wednesday it is allowing the merger of the Canadian Pacific and Kansas City Southern railroads, creating a rail megacorp and marking the first time that a single rail company will span the entirety of North America ... rail industry....

    After Greek rail disaster, trains gradually restart

    NewstalkZB 23 Mar 2023
    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Train services in Greece resumed Wednesday for the first time since a deadly rail disaster three weeks ago, and just a day after the embattled conservative prime minister announced an early election for May ... The suburban rail service from Athens to its international airport was also restored....

    The ebb and flow of life on a houseboat

    The Spectator 23 Mar 2023
    After the brief ‘canal mania’ of the late 18th century, when investment poured into this ingenious new method for transporting coal, they were superseded by another technology, which ran on rails at ten times the speed ... Cancel any time ... Soon it will be time to sell the boat; our ......

    Chinese-made 50-meter steel rails exported to Europe for first time

    ECNS 22 Mar 2023
    This is the first time that Chinese-made 50-meter steel rails have been exported to the European market ... To improve the straightness of the rails, China has applied for the first time the "universal rolling process" to the production of 60E1 steel rails, achieving the successful production....

    Commentary: LA’s half-empty, crime-ridden Metro trains don’t have to stay that way

    The Lawton Constitution 22 Mar 2023
    It’s no secret that the pandemic devastated public transit systems across the country, and Los Angeles’ ever-expanding Metro rail system is no exception. With many white-collar employees now working remotely for all or much of the week, ridership on the region’s subway and light-rail lines is still around just two-thirds of its pre-COVID peak....

    Modular linear guides for long distances assembled with model train track ease

    Process and Control Today 22 Mar 2023
    Being modular, the guide can be easily extended many times ... Several carriages cannot travel at different speeds on the rails, not even in different directions ... You can add additional rails at any time, just like a model railway ... The motor cable moves in an energy chain that runs parallel to the rail....

    Canadian arbitrator rules in favor of railway engineer fired for refusing COVID jab

    Life Site 22 Mar 2023
    Noted Clarke, VIA Rail of its “own initiative” decided to add “disciplinary consequences for non-vaccinated employees.”. This, said Clarke, meant that VIA Rail breached the Canada Labour Code over Tessier’s COVID jab status ... As it stands, Tessier and his union are negotiating compensation for time lost with VIA Rail....

    Lawmakers and union tell Norfolk Southern CEO that railroads’ voluntary safety plans aren’t enough

    CNN 22 Mar 2023
    Although Shaw’s prepared testimony released in advance of the hearing promises to take steps to improve rail safety – it uses the term “safety” more than two dozen times – he stops short of endorsing the legislation in its entirely ... Vance said it is important to raise the maximum fine for rail safety violations from the current limit of $225,455....

    'Please fix it': Strong support for east-west rail at Northampton hearing

    The Berkshire Eagle 22 Mar 2023
    The MBTA's commuter rail network only goes as far as Worcester ... Keep East-West Rail moving down the track ... A study by the state Department of Transportation estimated in 2021 that the one-time capital costs to launch regular rail service to western Massachusetts could cost between $2.4 billion and $4.6 billion....

    Greek trains partially resume after rail disaster

    Urdu Point 22 Mar 2023
    Some intercity rail travel resumed in Greece on Wednesday for the first time since a head-on collision killed 57 people in the nation's worst rail disaster more than three weeks ago, operator Hellenic Train said....

    Editorial: Future of The Tide

    The Virginian-Pilot 22 Mar 2023
    Hampton Roads Transit will convene three public meetings this week to discuss with residents plans for expanding The Tide light rail to the Military Circle area. The project has been in the works for years and ambitiously hopes to link the existing rail line to a part of the city slated for extensive redevelopment....

    Monthly ship to carry cargo, containers between Duluth, Belgium ports

    Duluth News Tribune 22 Mar 2023
    It's taking too long for containers to travel by train from East Coast and West Coast ports to the Midwest, and Chicago, a major rail hub, is congested, Swartout said ... Duluth is like an inward market that a lot of customers want to reduce their cost, not have to deal with the dwell time of the rail," Swartout said....

    U.S. Senate Commerce chair seeks quick rail safety action

    Reuters 22 Mar 2023
    Norfolk Southern Chief Executive Alan Shaw faced questions from senators for the second time this month on Wednesday and backed calls for rail safety reform but did not endorse a bipartisan bill.Reporting by David Shepardson....

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