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Definition of broad gauge in English:


A railway gauge which is wider than the standard gauge of 4 ft 8 1/2 in (1.435 m).
Example sentences
  • This 5'3" gauge tram line was unique in that it shared the Irish broad gauge with the railways instead of the standard gauge of most other passenger tram systems in Victoria at the time.
  • Brunel built his railway with a broad gauge (seven feet) instead of the standard four feet eight and one-half inches which had been used for lines already installed.
  • They also worked on the French Eastern, Western and Ceinture lines, a batch were built for the Chinese Peking-Hangkow Railways, and some on the Spanish broad gauge for the Andalusian Railway.
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