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Work train

A Washington Metro work car in Virginia providing support for a track maintenance operation

A work train or departmental train is one or more rail cars intended for internal non-revenue use by the railroad's operator. Work trains serve functions such as track maintenance, maintenance of way, revenue collection, system cleanup and waste removal, heavy duty hauling, and crew member transport.

Ballast tamping machine as used in railroad track maintenance in Florida
A New York City Subway work train
A work train at the construction of a freight line in Sydney, Australia

Types of work trains

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