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Narrow gauge railways: England and the fifteen inch.

Humphrey Household

Narrow gauge railways: England and the fifteen inch.

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Published by P R C Ltd. in Leicester .
Written in English


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Previous edition, 1989.

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Open LibraryOL15387638M
ISBN 101856481786


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A narrow-gauge railway (narrow-gauge railroad in the US) is a railway with a track gauge narrower than standard 1, mm (4 ft 8 1 ⁄ 2 in). Most narrow-gauge railways are between mm (1 ft 11 5 ⁄ 8 in) and 1, mm (3 ft 6 in).

Fifteen-inch gauge railways were pioneered by Sir Arthur Percival Heywood who was interested in what he termed a minimum gauge railway for use as estate railways or to be easy to lay on, for instance, a battlefield. Inhe described the principle behind it as used for his Duffield Bank Railway, distinguishing it from a "Narrow Gauge" railway.

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