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A Brief History of the Orient Express

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Perhaps one of the most romantic forms of travel is by train; ever since the steam locomotive was invented, trains with exotic names such as The Flying Scotsman, Rajadhani Express and Indian Pacific conjure up vivid images of clouds of smoke billowing behind a roaring engine, clattering along a metal…

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Waking and cycling as a means of travel

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In a number of modern day societies walking to a destination is often seen as a last resort. There are so many other options available that the thought of using one’s own feet and utilizing the most natural form of transport, is the last thing on people’s minds. Yet in…

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Transport by motorcycle

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The motorbike is an extremely popular method of transport. It is often a method used by young people before they purchase their first car, and today it is popular in developing world countries where motorbike ownership far exceeds car ownership. It was first produced in 1894 by the German company…

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Traffic on the Seas

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Transport on the sea has been popular from a number of years. As technology has developed the frequency, scale and distances of the journeys has increased. Boats today are powered and controlled by the computer chip, coming a long way since when they were first powered by man and the…

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Transport by river and Canal

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Long before roads were invented the most common way of transporting goods and people large distances was by boat. Sea travel enabled international journeys while the rivers gave an opportunity for boats to make trips all around a country. Before the invention of the steam engine boats were powered either…

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The commercial use of roads

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As soon as technology had created cars for personal and family use it wasn’t long before people started to create ways in which business could be created from vehicles using the roads. The most obvious way that this happened was with the creation of the haulage business. Most industrial raw…

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The development of the car on the road

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Cars today are an every part of life. In the developed world the vast majorities of households have access to at least one car. It is now part of the later stages of childhood that as soon as a teenager is old enough they start to learn to drive. The…

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Travelling by road

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Road travel by road is one of the most popular forms of transport. Regardless of the other services that are available the majority of people cannot resist the temptation to use  their own car to run an errand that can otherwise be done on foot, or by maybe even using…

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Travelling on rapid transit systems

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A rapid transit system is generally found in urban areas and cannot be accessed by the general public unless they do so from a station. These systems generally run either below, or above, the urban areas avoiding the traffic congestion and chaos that many of the major cities suffer from…

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