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Standard gauge   /stˈændərd geɪdʒ/   Listen
Standard gauge

Railroad track having the standard width of 56.5 inches.

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"Standard gauge" Quotes from Famous Books

... railways, both in North and South America, which have adopted the 4 ft. 8-1/2 ins. gauge, the standard gauge of the Argentine Republic is the Irish one of 5 ft. 3 ins., and the reason of this is rather singular. In 1855, during the Crimean War, a short railway was laid down from Balaclava to the British lines. ...
— Here, There And Everywhere • Lord Frederic Hamilton

Words linked to "Standard gauge" :   railway, gauge, railroad, railroad track

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