On August 28, 1830, Peter Cooper, who built the Tom Thumb engine, accepted a challenge from a horse-drawn train. The Tom Thumb was undergoing testing when the race took place. The steam engine was lost due to a broken belt. 1).
The longest straight stretch of tracks is located in Australia. It is a 297 mile long (478 kilometers) track across the Nullarbor Plain, a part of the Trans-Australian Railway. 2)
The longest name belongs to a train station in Anglesey in the UK called Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. 3)
The busiest train station in Europe is said to be Gare du Nord in Paris. It serves around 250 million people per year! 4)