Railway gauge
In rail transport, track gauge is the spacing of the rails on a railway track and is measured between the inner faces of the load-bearing rails.
All vehicles on a network must have running gear that is compatible with the track gauge, and in the earliest days of railways the selection of a proposed railway's gauge was a key issue.
As the dominant parameter determining interoperability, it is still frequently used as a descriptor of a route or network.
There is a distinction between the nominal gauge and actual gauge at some locality, due to divergence of track components from the nominal. Railway engineers use a device to measure the actual gauge, and this device is also referred to as a track gauge.

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Maine Narrow Gauge Railroads
Maine Narrow Gauge Railroads
Robert L. MacDonald, 2003
The narrow gauge railroad served Maine for over fifty years until the early 1940s. Maine Narrow Gauge Railroads is a comprehensive pictorial record of the history of the narrow gauge railroad in Maine.
Colorado and Southern Railway: Clear Creek Narrow Gauge (Images of Rail)
Colorado and Southern Railway: Clear Creek Narrow Gauge (Images of Rail)
Allan C. Lewis, 2004
Author Allan C. Lewis maintains an impressive personal library of over 180,000 images relating to military, mining, railroading, and other facets of the American West. He has written and published extensively on rail topics, including another Arcadia title, Railroads of the Pike's Peak Region: 1870-1900.
Colorado & Southern Railway: Clear Creek Narrow Gauge
Colorado & Southern Railway: Clear Creek Narrow Gauge
Allan C. Lewis, 2004
In 1898, the Union Pacific, Denver & Gulf, and the Denver Leadville & Gunnison were combined to form the Colorado & Southern Railway. After more than 40 years of dedication to the Clear Creek District, the railroad was scrapped in 1941.
American Narrow Gauge Railroads
American Narrow Gauge Railroads
George Hilton, 1990
The "narrow gauge fever" that swept U.S. railroads in the 1870s and 1880s was based on economic error. The expected capital savings were not realized in prac tice and the cost of reloading freight at junctions with the standard gauge net work was excessive. By 1900 most of the lines had either been converted to stan dard gauge or abandone...
American Narrow Gauge Railroads
American Narrow Gauge Railroads
George Woodman Hilton, 1990
This is the first comprehensive, extensively illustrated account of the growth and decline of American narrow gauge railroading, a singular and still not fully understood episode in the history of American transportation.
Tracks across Continents, Paths through History: The Economic Dynamics of Standardization in Railway Gauge
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Douglas J. Puffert, 2009
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