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Baseplate on dual-gauge track showing the minimum practicable gap between the bases of two rails – about 40 mm (11/2 in) – which determines the minimu
Baseplate on dual-gauge track showing the minimum practicable gap between the bases of two rails – about 40 mm (11/2 in) – which determines the minimum difference in gauges possible in a three-rail configuration
The Gorton Foundry of Beyer, Peacock & Company was typical of locomotive and rolling stock manufacturers that exported to many countries. This track o
The Gorton Foundry of Beyer, Peacock & Company was typical of locomotive and rolling stock manufacturers that exported to many countries. This track of four gauges traversed two turntables, requiring the rails to be centralised.
Image: Dual gauge tracks (1600 mm and 1000 mm) at Belo Horizonte, Brazil(cropped)
Image: Dual gauge tracks (1600 mm and 1000 mm) at Belo Horizonte, Brazil(cropped)
Image: Wallaroo dual gauge railway 0855
Image: Wallaroo dual gauge railway 0855
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Fish-belly cast-iron rails from the Cromford and High Peak Railway
Fish-belly cast-iron rails from the Cromford and High Peak Railway
An early Stephenson locomotive
An early Stephenson locomotive
Triple gauge, from left: 1,435 mm (4 ft 8+1⁄2 in), 1,000 mm (3 ft 3+3⁄8 in), and 600 mm (1 ft 11+5⁄8 in), on display at the China Railway Museum in Be
Triple gauge, from left: 1,435 mm (4 ft 8+1⁄2 in), 1,000 mm (3 ft 3+3⁄8 in), and 600 mm (1 ft 11+5⁄8 in), on display at the China Railway Museum in Beijing
A cartoon depicting the horrors of goods transfer at the break of gauge at Gloucester in 1843
A cartoon depicting the horrors of goods transfer at the break of gauge at Gloucester in 1843