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VRE Prepares for Winter Weather

As always during winter weather, safety is our main priority. While we work diligently to keep the trains operating and on-time, inclement weather can impact our ability to provide normal service.

Types of Common Rail Systems

Given rail transport's tremendous efficiency and cost effectiveness, there are many different forms of rail in use today. Ranging from small to large, they all serve a basic purpose: to move people and freight. Here is a basic overview of the railroad industry's main components.

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Rail Jargon 101

See definitions for ballast, cab, continuous rail, and more.

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The Juice Train

Originally a single, insulated boxcar that carried orange juice in bulk once a week from Florida to Kearney, N.J., the Juice Train expanded quickly.

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Safety Concerns

Here are some examples of things that you the rider can do to keep yourself safe.

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