Definition of narrow gauge in English:

narrow gauge

Pronunciation /ˈnerō ɡāj/ /ˈnɛroʊ ɡeɪdʒ/

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noun

  • A railroad gauge that is narrower than the standard gauge of 56.5 inches (143.5 cm).

    ‘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!’
    • ‘Why standard gauge is not a narrow gauge is another question but there you go.’
    • ‘Outstanding attractions with unique charm include Mount Snowdon, the highest point in England and Wales, where you can ride on the narrow gauge railway up the summit.’
    • ‘In 1901 work began on a private narrow gauge railway line, from Iron Knob and Iron Monarch to Hummock Hill, and a jetty to allow easy transportation of the iron ore.’
    • ‘The narrow gauge railway reached Jamestown in 1878 when it was connected with Port Pirie, the first train arriving on 25 June.’
    • ‘The town was also once known as the Alcatraz of Argentina, when prisoners were sent here, and an incongruous tourist train now runs along the narrow gauge former convict railway.’
    • ‘When in 1882 the narrow gauge railway from Terowie was extended to Quorn, Hammond had gained a daily train service to Adelaide.’
    • ‘The railway, or a narrow gauge line alongside, could shuttle visitors between a large and well-hidden car park and the centre of Morecambe.’
    • ‘Also from Collooney, there ran a narrow gauge railway to Enniskillen.’
    • ‘Adults and Children board the train at Kilmeadan Station to set out on the exciting journey on the narrow gauge railway.’
    • ‘The estate even has its own railway station where kids, young and old, can enjoy a ride on the narrow gauge railway as it climbs along the side of the river.’
    • ‘Heavy rain a few days before our visit had effected some of the blossom, but we had a pleasant day with some of us venturing on the narrow gauge railway.’
    • ‘Exbury staff are also planning to celebrate the success of the narrow gauge steam railway that takes visitors on a tour of the gardens.’
    • ‘The entrance to the narrow gauge railway line is located off Main Street, Stradbally.’
    • ‘These would be carried on the narrow gauge railways down to Port Penrhyn, Bangor and loaded onto the ship by hand.’
    • ‘Follow this to reach the course of a former narrow gauge railway and turn right.’
    • ‘So massive was the work that a narrow gauge construction railway was built by the contractor.’
    • ‘Most of the action seemed to consist of switching standard gauge box cars to and from the industrial sidings served by the narrow gauge.’