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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By ERIC MATARAA section of political leaders have embarked on a bid to ensure that phase 2 of the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) line is extended to Nakuru Town as it eyes city status.
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A new standard gauge line would benefit Iran by allowing deliveries from Iran to Central Asia to be made faster and more cheaply.
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Sir Haydn, named after former Meirionnydd MP Sir Haydn Jones, has been on display on the Severn Valley Railway for the past 18 months after a successful tour which included trips up and down both the Severn Valley and West Somerset Railways on a standard gauge wagon.
SeeNews) - Sep 25, 2014 - Lower Austrian public transport organisation Niederoesterreichische Verkehrsorganisationsgesellschaft mbH, or NOeVOG, has launched a tender for supply of two standard gauge locomotives and five normal track panorama cars for passenger trasport.
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The 25-metre stretch of waggonway from the 1790, is the earliest and only surviving example of the standard gauge railway and the find has been hailed as being of international importance.

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