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  1. [200px\|thumb\|left\|I-Beam Rails](/File:Rails.jpg "wikilink")
  2. Rails are a structure, fastened using [fasteners](/fasteners "wikilink")
  3. to [sleepers](/sleepers "wikilink") and [ballast](/ballast "wikilink")
  4. to create a structure capable of supporting a [locomotive
  5. engine](/train "wikilink") moving at high speeds. To support this, rails
  6. are typically created from [hot rolled](/Hot_Rolling "wikilink") steel,
  7. with the profile of an [I-Beam](/I-Beam "wikilink").