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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.


[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!
8 new railcars, two-way diesel-electric railcars, with three low-floor and narrow-gauge 950 mm low-floor cages, of which n.
The blue tit was getting closely acquainted with one of three webcams at Abergynolwyn on Talyllyn Railway narrow-gauge steam railway, and appeared to be playing peekaboo.
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.
1) The article referred to one particular narrow-gauge railway, the line connecting the Saxon town of Oschatz and a porcelain clay mine not far from the village of Kemmlitz (Figure 1).
The Badger, a narrow-gauge steam locomotive at Kirklees Light Railway, chugged the three-and-a-half mile journey from Shelley to Clayton West, while the athletes took to public footpaths which run close by.
The city fathers were laying railroad track as fast as they could, but they chose narrow-gauge track for its versatility and economy.
You can ride a narrow-gauge railway to the summit of Snowdon, the highest mountain in England and Wales, or go underground in the Brecon Beacons and explore the dramatic subterranean world of the National Showcaves Centre.
His first work, Narrow-Gauge Rails To Portmadoc, was published in 1949, a tribute to the Festiniog Railway which had just closed.