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Definition of Broad gauge

Broad gauge
Broad gauge Broad" gauge` (Railroad) A wider distance between the rails than the ``standard' gauge of four feet eight inches and a half. See Gauge.

Meaning of Broad gauge from wikipedia

- A broad-gauge railway is a railway with a track gauge broader than the 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) standard-gauge railways. Broad gauge of 1,524 mm (5 ft)...
- standard gauge. Britain polarised into two areas: those that used broad gauge and those that used standard gauge. In this context, standard gauge was referred...
- 5 ft 6 in / 1,676 mm, a broad gauge, is the track gauge used in India, ****stan, western Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Argentina, Chile, and on BART (Bay Area...
- 333 mi) of narrow-gauge railways, 17,381 kilometres (10,800 mi) of standard gauge railways and 3,221 kilometres (2,001 mi) of broad gauge railways. In the...
- railway track gauge of 5 ft (1,524 mm) first appeared in the United Kingdom and the United States. This gauge became commonly known as Russian gauge because...
- standard- or broad-gauge line. Narrow-gauge railways have specialized use in mines and other environments where a small structure gauge necessitates a...
- International gauge, UIC gauge, uniform gauge, normal gauge and European gauge in Europe. It is the most widely used railway track gauge across the world...
- Railways with track gauge of 5 ft 3 in (1,600 mm) are broad-gauge railways, currently in use in Australia, Brazil and Ireland. 600 BCE The Diolkos (Δίολκος)...
- developed dual-gauge axles (variable gauge axles) which permit through running between broad-gauge and standard-gauge lines. In ****an the Gauge Change Train...
- feature was the wide gauge, a "broad gauge" of 7 ft 1⁄4 in (2,140 mm), instead of what was later to be known as "standard gauge" of 4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm)...
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