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20th Jul '16 5:19:24 PM nombretomado
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* ChinaMieville's ''Literature/IronCouncil'' has the Perpetual Train, [[spoiler: later home of the titular council]] which was initially crawling along laying its own rails as the forefront of an expanding railway network - it has carriages containing everything needed to keep the community of workers building the lines alive and well fed, from an abattoir to a church. [[spoiler:It later goes rogue, and the Council organize its rails to be taken up behind it as they are laid ahead of it, so it essentially becomes a giant, moving LaResistance town.]]

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* ChinaMieville's Creator/ChinaMieville's ''Literature/IronCouncil'' has the Perpetual Train, [[spoiler: later home of the titular council]] which was initially crawling along laying its own rails as the forefront of an expanding railway network - it has carriages containing everything needed to keep the community of workers building the lines alive and well fed, from an abattoir to a church. [[spoiler:It later goes rogue, and the Council organize its rails to be taken up behind it as they are laid ahead of it, so it essentially becomes a giant, moving LaResistance town.]]
15th Jul '16 9:53:08 AM TimberRidge
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* The Woolfonts & Chickmarsh Railway in the ''Literature/VillageTales'' quite literally "runs on this trope:" it was created, ostensibly, as a community, heritage steam railway, microfranchised into an indispensable part of the national network, and relies on {{Retraux}} steam locomotives which look very "period" (modified ''Castle''-class, in fact), such as No. 1003, ''Master of Dilton,'' No. 1005, ''Lady Clare,'' and No. 1007, ''Countess of Freuchie'' but which were designed, internally, by Swiss DLM with assists from Dyson and Dyson and [[Series/TopGear James May]]. Local bigwigs the Duke of Taunton and Sir Thomas Douty are typical [[RailEnthusiast anoraks]] '''with money and connections.'''
25th Jun '16 11:11:04 AM nombretomado
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* The Search Engine of the [[TheOtherWiki WikiWorld]] from ''AHDotComTheSeries'', an enormous flying SteamPunk steam train that is the only way to find information in the gargantuan library.

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* The Search Engine of the [[TheOtherWiki WikiWorld]] from ''AHDotComTheSeries'', ''Script/AHDotComTheSeries'', an enormous flying SteamPunk steam train that is the only way to find information in the gargantuan library.
14th Jun '16 6:28:50 AM JapaneseTeeth
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* ''Anime/KabaneriOfTheIronFortress'' has the Hayajiros, a set of armored trains that comprise the only method of safe transport between the heavily fortified stations protect the populace from the ZombieApocalypse. Most of the action in the series takes place on or around them.
11th Jun '16 9:29:25 AM Prfnoff
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* ''VideoGame/HolyUmbrella'' features the Pickle Express, an ocean-going train.
2nd Jun '16 8:09:53 PM PaulA
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* The Creator/HarryHarrison science fiction novel ''Wheelworld'' features an [[PlanetOfHats agricultural colony]] on a planet with very extreme seasons where the entire population of the colony escapes the brutal summers twice each (longer-than-Earth-normal) year by picking up and moving from one of the planet's poles to the other. This is done by jacking up the colony's main buildings on wheels, forming them up behind the colony's nuclear power plants (now transformed into enormous locomotives) and making the 12,000-mile trek to the other side of the planet. No tracks -- the "trains" run on roads -- but the effect is definitely train-like. (The book is actually the middle third of a trilogy called "To the Stars", but there are no trains or train-like things in the first and third books, ''Homeworld'' and ''Starworld''.)

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* The Creator/HarryHarrison science fiction novel ''Wheelworld'' ''Literature/{{Wheelworld}}'' features an [[PlanetOfHats agricultural colony]] on a planet with very extreme seasons where the entire population of the colony escapes the brutal summers twice each (longer-than-Earth-normal) year by picking up and moving from one of the planet's poles to the other. This is done by jacking up the colony's main buildings on wheels, forming them up behind the colony's nuclear power plants (now transformed into enormous locomotives) and making the 12,000-mile trek to the other side of the planet. No tracks -- the "trains" run on roads -- but the effect is definitely train-like. (The book is actually the middle third of a trilogy called "To the Stars", but there are no trains or train-like things in the first and third books, ''Homeworld'' and ''Starworld''.)
29th May '16 1:35:15 PM ultimomant
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* Anna from ''Anime/YuGiOhZexal'' uses a deck full of train monsters, which tend to be extremely ''huge'' and powerful.

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* In ''Anime/YuGiOhZEXAL'', Anna from ''Anime/YuGiOhZexal'' Kozuki uses a deck full of train monsters, which tend to be extremely ''huge'' and powerful.
13th May '16 10:39:51 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* During TheYugoslavWars, the Serbian Krajina Army improvised an armored train called the ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krajina_Express Krajina Express]]''.

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* During TheYugoslavWars, UsefulNotes/TheYugoslavWars, the Serbian Krajina Army improvised an armored train called the ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krajina_Express Krajina Express]]''.
29th Apr '16 3:27:07 PM Jatboy1000
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** But hey, at least there was a [[AwesomeMusic cool song]] about it.
20th Apr '16 11:11:12 PM StevieC
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* In 1938, Southern Pacific introduced a train to run the Los Angeles to San Francisco west-coast route, and the result was known as the "Daylight" because in summer months, it could make the full trip entirely within daylight hours. They served until 1957. They also were described, quite rightly, as "the most beautiful steam-trains ever made". Only one Daylight train was saved from the scrapyard: number 4449, which in 1976, was restored, refurbished, and painted red-white-and-blue to serve as America's "Freedom Train" to celebrate the bicentennial. The original paint-scheme was orange, red, and black. TheOtherWiki has an article on it [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_Pacific_4449 here]].
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