This short glossary summarizes the general railway terms used on these pages. It is not intended as a full technical glossary of all the differences between British and American railway usage, which would run to many screens.
|British usage||US usage|
|Railway||Railroad or Railway|
|Metro or Underground||Subway or LRT or Metro|
|Suburban Railway||Commuter Railroad or Metro|
|Tram||Streetcar (traditional) or LRT (modern)|
|Rack Railway||Cog Railway|
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