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French National Police
use several modes of transport, each with its distinct advantages and disadvantages.
Transport (commonly used in the U.K.), or transportation (used in the U.S.), is the movement of humans, animals and goods from one location to another. In other words, the action of transport is defined as a particular movement of an organism or thing from a point A (a place in space) to a point B. Modes of transport include air, land (rail and road), water, cable, pipeline and space. The field can be divided into infrastructure, vehicles and operations. Transport enables trade between people, which is essential for the development of civilizations.
Transport infrastructure consists of the fixed installations, including roads, railways, airways, waterways, canals and pipelines and terminals such as airports, railway stations, bus stations, warehouses, trucking terminals, refueling depots (including fueling docks and fuel stations) and seaports. Terminals may be used both for interchange of passengers and cargo and for maintenance.
Vehicles traveling on these networks may include automobiles, bicycles, buses, trains, trucks, helicopters, watercraft, spacecraft and aircraft.
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The ice trade, also known as the frozen water trade, was a 19th-century and early-20th-century industry, centring on the east coast of the United States and Norway, involving the large-scale harvesting, transport and sale of natural ice, and later the making and sale of artificial ice, for domestic consumption and commercial purposes. Ice was cut from the surface of ponds and streams, then stored in ice houses, before being sent on by ship, barge or railroad to its final destination around the world. Networks of ice wagons were typically used to distribute the product to the final domestic and smaller commercial customers. The ice trade revolutionised the U.S. meat, vegetable and fruit industries, enabled significant growth in the fishing industry, and encouraged the introduction of a range of new drinks and foods.
The trade was started by the New England
businessman Frederic Tudor
in 1806. Tudor shipped ice to the Caribbean
island of Martinique
, hoping to sell it to wealthy members of the European elite there, using an ice house he had built specially for the purpose. Over the coming years the trade widened to Cuba
and Southern United States
, with other merchants joining Tudor in harvesting and shipping ice from New England. During the 1830s and 1840s the ice trade expanded further, with shipments reaching England, India
, South America
. Tudor made a fortune from the India trade, while brand names such as Wenham Ice
became famous in London
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A roundhouse is a building used by railroads for servicing locomotives. Roundhouses are large, circular or semicircular structures that were traditionally located surrounding or adjacent to turntables. The defining feature of the traditional roundhouse was the turntable, which facilitates access when the building is used for repair facilities or for storage of steam locomotives. Early steam locomotives normally travelled forwards only; although reverse operations capabilities were soon built into locomotive mechanisms, the controls were normally optimized for forward travel, and the locomotives often could not operate as well in reverse. Some passenger cars, such as observation cars, were also designed as late as the 1960s for operations in a particular direction. A turntable allowed a locomotive or other rolling stock to be turned around for the return journey.
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The following are images from various transport-related articles on Wikipedia.
German soldiers in a railway car on the way to the front in August 1914. The message on the car reads Von München über Metz nach Paris. (From Munich via Metz to Paris).
Diagram of Priestman Oil Engine from The Steam engine and gas and oil engines (1900) by John Perry
Goods station in Lucerne, Switzerland
First powered and controlled flight by the Wright brothers, December 17, 1903
Swiss & German co-production: world's first functional diesel–electric railcar 1914
Interior view of a high speed bullet train, manufactured in China
French National Police use several modes of transport, each with its distinct advantages and disadvantages.
A prototype of a Ganz AC electric locomotive in Valtellina, Italy, 1901
The engineering of this roundabout in Bristol, United Kingdom, attempts to make traffic flow free-moving.
The Great North Road near High gate on the approach to London before . The highway was deeply rutted and spread onto adjoining land.
In the United States, railroads such as the Union Pacific traditionally own and operate both their rolling stock and infrastructure, with the company itself typically being privately owned.
Map of railways in Europe with main operational lines shown in black, heritage railway lines in green and former routes in light blue
The Locomotion at Darlington Railway Centre and Museum
The Beijing Subway is one of the world's largest and busiest rapid transit networks.
Baltimore & Ohio electric engine
0-Series Shinkansen, introduced in 1964, triggered the intercity train travel boom.
Transport is a key component of growth and globalization, such as in Seattle, Washington, United States.
An ambulance from World War I
The Boeing 747, one of the most iconic aircraft in history.
According to Eurostat and European Railway Agency, on European railways, there is a fatality risk for passengers and occupants 28 times lower compared with car usage. Based on data by EU-27 member nations, 2008–2010.
Russian 2TE10U Diesel-electric locomotive
SEPTA Regional Railroad Train
Bardon Hill box in England is a Midland Railway box dating from 1899, although the original mechanical lever frame has been replaced by electrical switches. Seen here in 2009.
Thomas Telford, the "Colossus of the Roads" in early 19th century Britain.
A replica of a "Little Eaton Tramway" wagon, the tracks are plateways
16th century minecart, an example of early rail transport
European rail subsidies in euros per passenger-km for 2008
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