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Trains and the railways on which they operate form a world transport rivaled only by the advent of the air travel industry. The very first railway was authorised in 1758 by the British parliament. The French built their first railway 20 years later. The English created a huge railway system across India during the time of British rule in India. Indian Railways is still the world's largest employer. The French performed the same feats of engineering throughout Southeast Asia and in Africa. Chiefly, the first railways were created for industry to transport materials from place to place although passenger transportation was also a benefit of railway development. 

The 'Iron Ore Express' that runs across Mauritania is the longest train in the world and transports vast quantities of iron ore as well as passengers. The fastest trains are the Shinkansen or 'bullet' trains of Japan and the Eurostar or the French TGV tilting trains. The advent of the channel tunnel has meant that trains originating in the United Kingdom were able to move across to mainland Europe for the first time in history by traveling under the sea through the Channel Tunnel. 

The longest railway is also perhaps the most famous. The Trans-Siberian railway runs from Moscow to Vladivostock, a distance of 9300 km. Trains also cross a trans-Mongolian route from Moscow to Beijing via the Mongolian capital of Ulaan Bator.
 

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