standard gauge


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standard gauge

n.
1. A standardized distance of 56.5 inches (143.5 centimeters) between the rails of a railroad track.
2. A locomotive, car, or railway line of this gauge.

standard gauge

n
(Railways) a railway track with a distance of 4 ft 8 in. (1.435 m) between the lines; used on most railways. See also narrow gauge, broad gauge
adj
(Railways) of, relating to, or denoting a railway with a standard gauge
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.standard gauge - railroad track having the standard width of 56.5 inches
railroad track, railway, railroad - a line of track providing a runway for wheels; "he walked along the railroad track"
gauge - the distance between the rails of a railway or between the wheels of a train
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Its restoration has been carried out by the Gwili Vintage Carriage Group (GVCG) in Carmarthen, and the Llangollen Railway - two of Wales' leading standard gauge preserved railways.
This was the principal motive behind the 2012 EAC heads of state summit decision to switch the entire regional railway network from the existing metre gauge to a standard gauge line.
This is the railway which gave the standard gauge to the world and its loss would have been an international tragedy.
Richard said: "The wooden waggonway uncovered by the excavation is the direct ancestor of the modern standard gauge railway.
It is hoped the finished model will be displayed alongside the only Welsh-built standard gauge railway carriage to survive into preservation.
Full steam ahead: Pete Waterman at Echills Wood Railway (EWR) Standard Gauge Weekend at Kingsbury Water Park.
The reason was that the Huddersfield Tramway gauge was 4ft 8'ins, the same as standard gauge on the railways.
uk The preserved standard gauge steam railway runs 16 miles between Kidderminster, Bewdley and Bridgnorth and was featured in the Harry Potter movies.
As compared to broad gauge, which is 5 feet 6 inches, the standard gauge is much narrower at 4 feet 8.
Standard gauge is 1/2", Units have a liquid-smooth finish, and unique interior geometry that makes them suitable for both powered and flaked material.
The following day, hauling only four carriages, it was a success and loco 80079 became the first standard gauge steam loco in Blaenau for 31 years.
Lat month, Hashem Masaeed, the director general of Jordan's Public Transport Regulatory Commission, announced that a build-operate and transfer (BOT) tender for the construction of a 28 km standard gauge light railway to link Amman with the industrial city of Zarqa would be called in December, with at least six international firms having already expressed an interest.

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