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The purpose of this page is to make it a little easier for media to report about Atlantic Rail. We strive to supply a useful media kit. If there are parts not present, please do not hesitate to contact our office by email at

Much of this information has not yet been written up. It will come very soon.

Press releases will also be listed here as soon as they are issued

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Some terms and definitions

A chassis or framework carrying wheels mounted on a swivel under a railway carriage or locomotive.
A type of railroad car hauled immediately after the locomotive and used to carry and provide access to fuel and water.
This is the vehicle that provides the motive power for the train. It's sole purpose is to move the train. At Atlantic Rail, this motive power is produced from steam. (For more info, please see this wikipedia article )
A train is a connected series of vehicles that move along a track. The motive power for the train is provided by the locomotive, which pulls (or pushes as the case may be) the carriages and often a tender.
Also known as a passenger car or carriage in the UK, the coach is a piece of railway rolling stock that is designed to carry passengers.
Branch Line
A branch line is a secondary railway line which branches off a more important through route, usually a main line.
The footplate is where the Driver and Fireman stand in the cab to operate the locomotive, giving rise to the expression of 'working on the footplate' for being in the cab of a steam locomotive.

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