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Rail or rails may refer to:

Rail transport[edit]

  • Rail, a generic term for railroads, railways, rail transport, and related matters
  • Rail profile, the cross sectional shape of a railway rail
  • Third rail (or conductor rail), a method of providing electric power to a railway train
  • Track (rail transport), or railway lines, the running surface of a railway

Arts, entertainment, and media[edit]

  • Rail (magazine), a British rail transport periodical
  • Rails (magazine), a former New Zealand based rail transport periodical
  • Rail (1967 film), made by Geoffrey Jones for British Transport Films
  • Rail, a working title for Mirattu, a Tamil language film; also the name of that film dubbed into Telugu
  • Rails (film), a 1929 Italian film directed by Mario Camerini
  • The Rails, a British folk-rock band



  • Ruby on Rails, often simply Rails, is an open source web application framework which runs via the Ruby programming language



  • Curtain rail, see curtain, from which curtains are hung
  • Door rails, see frame and panel, a horizontal outside member on a door or in a frame and panel construction
  • Guard rail, for protective separation of persons (including those in vehicles) from dangerous places or situations
  • Hand rail, for physical support, such as on stairways and steps
  • Picatinny rail, a bracket used on some firearms in order to provide a standardized mounting platform for telescopic sights and other accessories
  • Theatre rail, see batten (theater), from which lighting fixtures, theatrical scenery, tabs or curtains may be hung

Other uses[edit]

See also[edit]