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A workman opens the smokebox door of a Japanese-made steam train at a train depot in Changhua, Taiwan

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A workman opens the smokebox door of a Japanese-made steam train at a train depot in Changhua, Taiwan, on Wednesday.

The Flying Scotsman steam train prepares to leave Bury Bolton Street rail station in Bury, north west England, on the East Lancashire Railway. Britain's Flying Scotsman, the first steam locomotive to reach 100 miles an hour, was making its first run for more than a decade on Friday after a  4 million upgrade programme to bring it into line with modern regulations. Built in Doncaster in 1923 for the London and North Eastern Railway, the A1 class locomotive became famous when displayed at the British Empire Exhibition is London the following year.

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The Flying Scotsman steam train prepares to leave Bury Bolton Street rail station in Bury, north west England, on the East Lancashire Railway. Britain’s Flying Scotsman, the first steam locomotive to reach 100 miles an hour, was making its first run for more than a decade on Friday

A customer asks for the price of a bittergourd at Duri market on a railway track in Jakarta, on Friday. Indonesia's annual inflation rate cooled to the lowest in six years in December, which might pave the way for the central bank to cut a benchmark rate held at 7.50 percent since February 2015.

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A customer asks for the price of a bittergourd at Duri market on a railway track in Jakarta, on Friday

Indian Sikh pilgrims wave from a train b...Indian Sikh pilgrims wave from a train bound for Pakistan at the Attari International Railway Station, about 35 kms from Amritsar on November 20, 2015. Thousands of Sikh pilgrims are travelling to Nankana Sahib in Pakistan to celebrate the 546th birth anniversary of Sri Guru Nanak Dev which falls on November 25.   AFP PHOTO/ NARINDER NANUNARINDER NANU/AFP/Getty Images

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Indian Sikh pilgrims on a train from Attari International Railway Station bound for Pakistan. Thousands of Sikh pilgrims are travelling to Pakistan to celebrate the 546th birth anniversary of Sri Guru Nanak Dev 

Last full length operating railway branch line in Somogy county, bordering Croatia

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A train as it leaves Somogymeggyes for Tab, some 140 kms southwest of Budapest, Hungary. The train serves on the last full length operating railway branch line in Hungary’s Somogy county, bordering Croatia.

An Egyptian passenger sits on the locomotive of a train as it leaves Cairo train station in Egypt, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015.

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An Egyptian passenger sits on the locomotive part of a train as it leaves Cairo train station in Egypt, Wednesday

A passenger walks along the platform after missing a Barcelona bound high-speed train at the Atocha train station in Madrid, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015. High-speed train service throughout the northeastern region of Catalonia bordering France was suspended for hours Thursday after thieves stole fiber-optic cable alongside the tracks that officials said was critical for maintaining train safety

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A passenger walks along the platform after missing a Barcelona bound high-speed train at the Atocha train station in Madrid. High-speed train service throughout the northeastern region of Catalonia bordering France was suspended for hours Thursday after thieves stole fiber-optic cable alongside the tracks

A boy makes a grimace aboard a train transporting migrants and refugees to Serbia after they crossed the Greek-Macedonian border near Gevgelija on Monday. EU interior ministers were set to hold emergency talks to try and bridge deep divisions over Europe's worst migrant crisis since World War II, as pressure piles onto member states to reach an agreement

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A boy makes a grimace aboard a train transporting migrants and refugees to Serbia after they crossed the Greek-Macedonian border near Gevgelija on Monday

A discharged Ukrainian serviceman kisses his girlfriend on a platform of Kiev railway station as he arrived in the capital after one year fighting at the eastern-Ukrainian conflict zone 09 September 2015. Close to 8,000 civilians, Ukrainian soldiers and pro-Russian separatists have been killed in the conflict in eastern Ukraine since April last year, the UN human rights office said 8 September. The UN said the figures of at least 7,962 people killed and 17,811 wounded were conservative estimates, and the actual numbers could be far higher

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A discharged Ukrainian serviceman kisses his girlfriend on a platform of Kiev railway station as he arrived in the capital after one year fighting at the eastern-Ukrainian conflict zone on Wednesday

Migrants rest on a bench as they wait for trains at Keleti station in Budapest...Migrants rest on a bench as they wait for trains at Keleti station in Budapest, Hungary September 9, 2015

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Migrants rest on a bench as they wait for trains at Keleti station in Budapest, Hungary on Wednesday

Migrants Refuse To Leave Train Stopped By Police At Hungarian Station...BICSKE, HUNGARY - SEPTEMBER 04:  Migrants protest outside a train that they are refusing to leave for fear of being taken to a refugee camp from the train that has been held at Bicske station since yesterday on September 4, 2015 in Bicske, near Budapest, Hungary. According to the Hungarian authorities a record number of migrants from many parts of the Middle East, Africa and Asia are crossing the border from Serbia. Since the beginning of 2015 the number of migrants using the so-called Balkans route has exploded with migrants arriving in Greece from Turkey and then travelling on through Macedonia and Serbia before entering the EU via Hungary. The massive increase, said to be the largest migration of people since World War II, led Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban to order Hungary's army to build a steel and barbed wire security barrier along its entire border with Serbia, after more than 100,000 asylum seekers from a variety of countries and war zones entered the country so far this year.  (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

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Migrants protest outside a train that they are refusing to leave for fear of being taken to a refugee camp from the train which has been held at Bicske station since yesterday in Bicske, near Budapest, Hungary. According to the Hungarian authorities a record number of migrants from many parts of the Middle East, Africa and Asia are crossing the border from Serbia. Since the beginning of 2015 the number of migrants using the so-called Balkans route has exploded with migrants arriving in Greece from Turkey and then travelling on through Macedonia and Serbia before entering the EU via Hungary. The massive increase, said to be the largest migration of people since World War II, led Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban to order Hungary’s army to build a steel and barbed wire security barrier along its entire border with Serbia, after more than 100,000 asylum seekers from a variety of countries and war zones entered the country so far this year.

Syrian refugees and migrants along a railway line as they try to cross from Serbia into Hungary near Horgos on September 1, 2015. European Union leaders called for action to defend the "dignity" of migrants ahead of fresh emergency talks, as tensions flared on the bloc's eastern borders over the escalating crisis. AFP PHOTO / ARIS MESSINISARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images

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Syrian refugees and migrants along a railway line as they try to cross from Serbia into Hungary near Horgos. European Union leaders called for action to defend the “dignity” of migrants ahead of fresh emergency talks, as tensions flared on the bloc’s eastern borders over the escalating crisis. 

A Syrian migrant carries children as he walks along railway track to cross Serbian border with Hungary near the village of Horgos...A Syrian migrant carries his children as he walks along a railway track to cross the Serbian border with Hungary near the village of Horgos August 27, 2015. Hungary made plans on Wednesday to reinforce its southern border with helicopters, mounted police and dogs, and was also considering using the army as record numbers of migrants, many of them Syrian refugees, passed through coils of razor-wire into Europe

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A Syrian migrant carries his children as he walks along a railway track to cross the Serbian border with Hungary near the village of Horgos on Thursday

A migrant child walks a the train station of Ventimiglia, where stranded migrants are taking shelter, on the Italian border with France, Ventimiglia, Italy, 18 June 2015. The migrants, who wished to cross the border have been blocked by the French and Italian police. The European Commission has proposed the mandatory relocation of 40,000 Syrian and Eritrean asylum seekers from Italy and Greece to other EU nations over two years, to help take pressure off those two countries

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A migrant child walks a the train station of Ventimiglia, where stranded migrants are taking shelter, on the Italian border with France, Ventimiglia, Italy

 Investigators and first responders work near the wreckage of Amtrak Northeast Regional Train 188, from Washington to New York, that derailed yesterday May 13, 2015 in north Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. At least six people were killed and more than 200 others were injured in the crash

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Investigators and first responders work near the wreckage of Amtrak Northeast Regional Train 188, from Washington to New York, that derailed yesterday on Wednesday in north Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

A passenger bathes an child using a pipe that supplies water to trains at a railway station on a hot summer day in the northern Indian city of Allahabad April 23, 2015. Temperatures in Allahabad on Thursday reached to 42 degree Celsius (107.6 degree Fahrenheit), according to India's metrological department website

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A passenger bathes a child using a pipe that supplies water to trains at a railway station on a hot summer day in the northern Indian city of Allahabad. Temperatures in Allahabad on Thursday reached to 42 degree Celsius

Steam Train Provides Link Between China's Past And Present...SHIXI, CHINA - MARCH 27: Workers service  a local coal powered steam train before departing on a trip carrying local villagers on March 27, 2015 at a station in the town of Shixi , Sichuan Province, in Southern China. While China boasts the world's most extensive high-speed rail infrastructure with over 16,000 kilometers of track, the Shixi-Bagou railway is still a primary connection for local villagers between towns and is kept alive by tourist cars carrying passengers for ten times the price. The rail line came into service in the late 1950s and the train was initially used to transport coal from a now-shuttered mine before passenger carriages were added.  (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

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China boasts the world’s most extensive high speed rail network with more than 16,000 km of track, but steam trains still have a role to play. The Shixi-Bagou railway connects the two towns and is kept going by tourist cars carrying passengers for ten times the price locals pay. The rail line came into service in the late 1950s and the train was initially used to transport coal from a now-shuttered mine before passenger carriages were added. 

Indian commuters walk in an underpass connecting their neighborhood with a main thoroughfare past a train station in the early hours of the morning in New Delhi on March 10, 2015.  According to a report from the United Nations India's urban population numbers some 410 million people and this will grow to 814 million by 2050. The report from 2014 also states that India is projected to add the highest number of people to its urban population by 2050, ahead of China

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Indian commuters walk in an underpass connecting their neighbourhood with a main thoroughfare past a train station in the early hours of the morning in New Delhi on Tuesday. According to a report from the UN, India’s urban population numbers some 410m people and this will grow to 814m by 2050

Passengers travel on an overcrowded train on the outskirts of New Delhi...Passengers travel on an overcrowded train on the outskirts of New Delhi February 26, 2015. India will increase investment in its overloaded railway network to 8.5 trillion rupees ($137 billion) over the next five years, the government said on Thursday, promising to modernise existing tracks and introduce faster trains. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood (INDIA - Tags: BUSINESS TRANSPORT POLITICS)

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Passengers on a train on the outskirts of New Delhi. India will increase investment in its overloaded railway network to Rs8.5tn ($137bn) over the next five years, the government said on Thursday. 

Boarded passengers wait for a train to depart during a country wide strike called by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) in Dhaka, Bangladesh on Monday. Banglaseh economy has been suffering huge loss after the contineous blokade and strike called by BNP led 20-party for the last 27 days

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Passengers wait for a train to depart during a country-wide strike called by the Bangladesh Nationalist party in Dhaka on Monday