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narrow gauge

1. A distance between the rails of a railroad track that is less than the standard width of 56.5 inches (143.5 centimeters).
2. A locomotive, car, or railway line of this gauge.

nar′row-gauge′, nar′row-gauged′ (-gājd′) adj.
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[ˈnærəʊˌgeɪdʒ] adj (Rail) → a scartamento ridotto
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Stranger yet, the tunnel was lighted by electricity, and upon it was laid a double-tracked, narrow-gauge railroad!
This is Porthmadog, a small town on the coast of North Wales that sits at the head of a tidal estuary and fits snugly into the broad and deep shoulders of the mountains of Snowdonia -- and it is railway nirvana for enthusiasts of little steam trains and tourists alike -- or at least those who appreciate the oil and grease, coal and steam, engineering and signalling that still make the 170-year-old narrow-gauge railways function as they did in their working heyday.
Mr Prideaux added future expansion could include a narrow-gauge branch line linking Blaenau station to the Llechwedd quarry.
GE won a contract last year to manage Nigeria's narrow-gauge rail network in partnership with three other companies.
But few deliver on that promise quite like the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad -- a 64-mile, narrow-gauge route across the rugged San Juan Mountains of New Mexico and Colorado that has gone nearly unchanged since the last freight train rumbled over Cumbres Pass 50 years ago.
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Illustrated with full-color photography throughout, Guide to Narrow Gauge Modeling is a hands-on hobby guide to making model train layouts that superbly emulate the narrow-gauge railroads that have historically operated in remote wilderness terrain.
The All Aboard experience offers families the chance to try something new, including vintage tram driving at the narrow-gauge Seaton Tramway.