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Mixed train


Mixed train north on the ONR, ONT. 9/18/1996


CSX Mixed Freight Train Hauls The Catalpa Falls Pullman Car


What are mixed train?


Alaska Railroad, Modern Day Mixed Train


James, Emily & the Mixed Train

A mixed train is a train that hauls both passenger and freight cars or wagons. In the early days of railways they were quite common, but by the 20th century they were largely confined to branch lines with little traffic. Because mixed trains involve the shunting of goods wagons at stations along the way, they provide passengers with a very slow service, and have largely disappeared today. Their use is also at variance with the separation of passenger and goods services into different subsidiaries by most modern railway administrations.
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