Definition of narrow gauge in English:

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narrow gauge


A railway gauge which is narrower than the standard gauge of 4 ft 8 1/2 inches (1.435 m).
Example sentences
  • 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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