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  Narrow gauge: Just the facts...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Narrow gauge is thus often used in mountain (A land mass that projects well above its surroundings; higher than a hill) ous terrain, where the savings in heavy civil engineering (The branch of engineering concerned with the design and construction of such public works as dams or bridges) work can be substantial.
The larger narrow gauges are the more common; in those parts of the world where the railroads were built to British standards, this meant, most commonly, a gauge of 3 ft 6in (1067 mm), while those built to American standards were normally of 3 ft gauge (914 mm).
These larger narrow gauges are capable of hauling most traffic with little difficulty and are thus suitable for large-scale "common carrier" applications, although their ultimate speed and load limits are lower than for standard gauge.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/n/na/narrow_gauge.htm   (4883 words)

 Narrow gauge - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Narrow gauge is thus often used in mountainous terrain, where the savings in heavy civil engineering work can be substantial.
When there was no competitor to the narrow gauge railroad this was less of a problem, but it made narrow gauge lines very vulnerable to truck competition.
A narrow gauge Transcontintal line might be the obvious choice, but an earlier conference of railway commissioners had decided that interstate lines were to use the Stephenson gauge 1435mm.
open-encyclopedia.com /Narrow_gauge   (4013 words)

 Encyclopedia: Narrow gauge
A display of a narrow gauge industrial sand train An industrial railway is a type of private railway used exclusively to serve a particular industry inside a mine or factory compound.
Narrow gauge is thus often used for mountain railways.
Narrower gauge lines such as 2 feet (60cm) railroads are restricted to even lower speeds.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Narrow-gauge   (1046 words)

 Narrow gauge - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Amongst the most well-known narrow gauge lines in Britain are the Ffestiniog - now the oldest independent railway company in the world - the Vale of Rheidol, and the Welshpool and Llanfair in Wales, and the Lynton and Barnstaple in England.
There is but one narrow gauge railroad still in commercial operation in the United States, the US Gypsum operation in Plaster City, California which uses a number of Alco locomotives obtained from the White Pass after its 1982 closure.
Further north, Eritrea in in the midst of resurrecting its 950 mm narrow gauge railway, a relic of its former Italian colonial days that was abandoned and heavily damaged during Eritrea's war of independence.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Narrow_gauge   (5996 words)

 Narrow gauge
Narrow-gauge railways are railroads (railways) with track spaced at less than the standard gauge of 4 ft 8½ in (1.435 m).
In practice, all narrow gauge railroads in existence have gauges of 3ft 6in (1.067 m) or less.
Except for the high-speed Shinkansen lines, all of Japan's railway network is narrow gauge, built at 3 ft 6 in (1067 mm).
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/n/na/narrow_gauge.html   (1919 words)

 Australian Narrow Gauge Railway Conventions
The Seventh Australian Narrow Gauge Convention was held at the Henry Nowik Lecture Centre on the city campus of Charles Sturt University in Albury, New South Wales (on the Murray River, the border of Victoria) from Friday 25 April to Sunday 27 April 2005.
The Fifth Australian Narrow Gauge Convention was held in Mitcham (in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne) on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 April 2001.
The Fourth Australian Narrow Gauge Convention – 3 and 4 April 1999 – was held in Brisbane, Queensland and featured an excursion to the Australian Narrow Gauge Museum at Woodford.
www.users.bigpond.com /nawlins/ngconvoz.htm   (381 words)

 Find info about Narrow gauge   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In practice, the economics of narrow gauge dictate a gauge of approximately three feet or less.
Likewise, the lighter construction suits narrow gauge to timber and other temporary work where roads must be moved after the work is done.
The Yucatan region of Mexico has a network of narrow gauge lines, established before the region was linked by rail to the rest of Mexico in the 1950s.
www.biblioreview.com /wikiget.asp?article_name=Narrow_gauge&refer=AdkM...   (1200 words)

 The Birth of California's Narrow Gauge Railroads
In California narrow gauge was used by those in opposition to the Southern Pacific, locally known as the "Octopus".
California's first operating narrow gauge, the Monterey and Salinas Valley, was built with money from farmers in the Salinas area (they sold stock at Grange meetings).
By building their own narrow gauge line the farmers were able to half the cost of shipping their wheat to the ships which would carry it "around the horn."
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 Encyclopedia article on Narrow gauge [EncycloZine]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The 1067 mm gauge is found only in the southern part of Sakhalin, where railroads have been built by the Japanese.
Though the Isle of Man is not technically part of the United Kingdom (though is part of the British Isles), her principal railways are both 3 feet gauge.
The Isle of Man Steam Railway to the west is operated largely as a tourist attraction but the Manx Electric Railway to the east is a commercially operated railway system though its operation is closer to a tramway than a railway.
encyclozine.com /Narrow_gauge   (4527 words)

 Narrow Gauge   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
An illustrated history of the Welsh narrow gauge railway from Porthmadog to Blaenau Festiniog, originally constructed to transport slate from the slate quarries to the coast.
Johnson, Peter The Heyday of the Welsh Narrow Gauge, IA, 1997, pp80.
Thomas, Cliff The Narrow Gauge in Britain and Ireland, Atlantic, 2002, pp192.
members.aol.com /gbsteven/narrow_gauge.htm   (1424 words)

 Pieter's Narrow Gauge Page
Narrow gauge predecessor of the Grafton and Upton.
The narrow gauge Worcester and Shrewsbury RR was opened in July 1873 to haul passengers the 2.7 miles between
The concept of the railroad is that the primal U.S. two foot gauge Billerica and Bedford was not dismantled after a year of operation, but rather extended into the outskirts of Boston as a commuter line to the countryside (similar to the 3ft gauge Boston, Revere Beach and Lynn).
www.geocities.com /Heartland/Prairie/8799/NarrowGauge/NGPage.html   (4130 words)

 Narrow Gauge Heaven: information on UK and worldwide narrow gauge railways
This site is dedicated to narrow gauge railways throughout the world, although currently there is more on UK narrow gauge railways than those in other parts of the world.
As well as offering many resources to keep the enthusiast happy for hours (discussion forum, latest railway news and links to nearly every narrow gauge railroad in the world) there are also features that will interest the casual visitor.
I hope the directory of UK narrow gauge railways will will be of assistance in planning your holiday, providing maps and contact details for most of the railways in Britain.
www.narrow-gauge.co.uk   (191 words)

 Narrow Gauge Railways
It is all too easy to dismiss the narrow gauge railways of Britain as insignificant, and perhaps in a sense they are, however each surviving railway represents a fascinating and unique piece of history with a well earned place in our countryside.
This railway is unique in Britain in that for much of its length it is double track and the narrow gauge locomotives, each a miniature replica of a main line steam engine, flash past each other at speed with their trains.
The narrow gauge has much to offer and it would be a shame to leave an area boasting a narrow gauge railway without paying it a visit.
www.narrow-gauge-pleasure.co.uk   (533 words)

 Narrow Gauge - Narrow Gauge Railroad - Narrow Gauge Locomotive
This 3 foot between the rail narrow gauge is located in the United States and Canada.
CLASIG is a group for all interested in the narrow gauge railways found outside Europe and North America - their history, equipment, operation and modeling.
This is an homepage for the East Broad Top Railroad, the last original narrow gauge railroad east of the Rockies and the oldest surviving narrow gauge in America.
www.railsusa.com /links/Narrow_Gauge   (453 words)

 Narrow gauge
Some forty years before, there was rich web of the narrow gauge railroads in Yugoslavia, with numerous locomotives run on it.
Narrow gauge diesel multiple unit built by GANZ factory in 1939.
Narrow gauge diesel multiple unit built by Đuro Đaković factory.
www.angelfire.com /co3/drustvo/Cira/Cira.html   (931 words)

 The Narrow Gauge Circle - A Chronical of Colorado's Narrow Gauge Railroad's
In addition, I have included the history of many of the other notable narrow gauge railroads that threaded their way through the magnificent mountains of Colorado.
We are fortunate to have the exclusive use of Mr.
We will cover any subject related to the narrow gauge railroads that once ran through the scenic mountains of Colorado.
www.narrowgauge.org   (789 words)

 Narrow Gauge Railroads
These narrow gauge railroads hauled vast amounts of Ponderosa and Sugar Pine timber through the rugged terrain of the Divide as well as other parts of El Dorado County.
The narrow gauge track used by the railroad was 3 feet wide, whereas the standard gauge track was 4 feet 8 1/2 inches wide.
Some cities in California, as they became prosperous in the early 1900's, were building railroads and using the narrow gauge, but in the end the wider track won out.
www.co.el-dorado.ca.us /stories/narrow_gauge.html   (839 words)

 Industrial Narrow Gauge Railways
Several peat railways are filmed, and the last surviving state narrow gauge line is visited.
We are looking for video footage of industrial or state narrow gauge railways (steam footage on the Ponferrada line would be well received) in northern Spain.
This is to possibly include in a DVD release on the narrow gauge scene in northern Spain.
www.ingr.co.uk   (707 words)

 The Leek and Manifold Light Railway
When the light railways act was passed in 1896 the construction of minor railways (of whatever gauge) was made much more cost effective by relieving their promoters of the need to observe much of the regulation which covered more ambitious projects.
An interesting addition to the rolling stock were a pair of transporter wagons (a further three were added later), it was not unusual to carry narrow gauge wagons on standard gauge transporters but the Leek and Manifold is believed to be the only example in Britain of narrow gauge transporters carrying standard gauge wagons.
In this way the problems of break of gauge were circumvented as most freight was carried in standard gauge wagons throughout.
www.narrow-gauge-pleasure.co.uk /rlyleekandmanifold.html   (1214 words)

 Yugoslav Narrow Gauge   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The former state of Yugoslavia had a vast network of narrow gauge lines, the majority of which were laid to 76cm.
What really caused the narrow gauge to wither and die was the construction of a brand new standard gauge line from Sarajevo to Ploce (a new port on the Adriatic) completed in 1966 and since electrified.
As I have found very few references, either published or on the net, about the Yugoslav narrow gauge I have decided to do this website to show something of what is now a bygone age.
www.penmorfa.com /JZ   (634 words)

 Irish Narrow Gauge Railways
Paul Stevenson has started an email list for modellers of Irish and Manx narrow gauge railways in 15mm to the foot or 1:20.3 scale, on 45mm gauge track.
Advance to Retreat - Gerard Muldoon recalls the heyday of the narrow gauge line from Ballymena to Parkmore and Retreat and its impact on the locality.
Ireland was blessed with an extensive collection of 3' Gauge Tramways and Light Railways, carrying both goods and passengers, mostly drawn by steam power.
www.trainweb.org /i3   (844 words)

 The Narrow Gauge Railway Society   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
On behalf of the Committee of the Narrow Gauge Railway Society it is my privilege to welcome you to the fascinating world of Narrow Gauge Railways.
Since the formation of our Society in 1951, interest in narrow gauge railways has grown in leaps and bounds, and this has been reflected in the expansion of our membership.
The well produced regular publications issued to all members cover narrow gauge lines at home and overseas, past and present, the current preservation scene, miniature railways, and the development of all forms of steam, diesel or electric motive power.
www.ngrs.demon.co.uk   (268 words)

 The 7mm Narrow Gauge Association   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The 7mm Narrow Gauge Association aims to encourage the modelling of narrow gauge railways at a scale of or around 7mm to 1 foot (1:43)
Publication on this web site is not an endorsement from the 7mm Narrow Gauge Association, nor guarantee of availability.
We publish a magazine called Narrow Lines which is sent to all members six times a year together with a newsletter, Narrow News.
www.7mmnga.org.uk   (240 words)

 S Scale Model Railroading-Narrow Gauge
S Scale Narrow Gauge At Train And Trooper - An expanded selection of S scale narrow gauge products including the Railmaster figures and vehicles which are fine for S standard gauge as well.
Narrow Gauge - codes.070 and.055 in numbers 4, 5, 6 and 8.
Also sell standard and narrow gauge ties, screw type turnout motors and #2 1/2 and #4 wyes.
www.trainweb.org /crocon/snarrow.html   (1212 words)

 Australian Narrow Gauge Web-Exhibition
This site is dedicated to showcasing some of the finest Narrow Gauge layouts produced by Australian modellers.
The most common are On30 and HOn30, but three-foot gauge appears in On3, Sn3, HOn3 and even the challenging Nn3 scale, while large scale is recognized with a couple of 1/32 (or thereabouts) layouts.
This site has been prepared with permission of all of the layout owners, many of whom have opened their house to me on multiple occasions in order to properly document their layout, have forwarded digital images to me, or have entrusted me with their personal photographic prints for scanning.
members.optushome.com.au /jdennis/ng_webex.html   (319 words)

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