Definition of narrow gauge in English:

narrow gauge

Line breaks: nar¦row gauge

noun

  • A railway gauge which is narrower than the standard gauge of 4 ft 8 1/ 2 inches (1.435 m).
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    • Their subject is the narrow gauge railway that for 70 years connected the coal mines at Cliff Top with the coke ovens at Sewell.
    • The equipment of the narrow gauge railway once thought to be quite adequate for the traffic to be handled soon proved to be very inadequate.
    • These narrow gauge steam railways have the charm of old-time steam engines, some dating back over 100 years!

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