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narrow gauge

a railway track with a smaller distance between the lines than the standard gauge of 56½ inches
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The Brecon Mountain Railway is now a popular tourist attraction drawing visitors from around the world, fulfilling Tony's vision for a successful narrow gauge railway.
Stan Lawler secretary of Woodhorn Narrow Gauge Railway Society, Joanne Hannay, Rio Tinto regional economic > Society aboard 'RIO-Gen', the new Hunslet locomotive.
The renovation of the roundhouse on the Bf Kipsdorf on the single-track narrow gauge railway 6966 (gauge 750 mm) between Dippoldiswalde-Kipsdorf includes services in the trades: earthworks, civil works including drainage, demolition, roofing work, plumbing work, lightning protection and earthing systems, room and woodwork, concrete and masonry work, Bauwerkstrockenlegung and sealing works, locksmith and metalworking, including glass facades and steel construction, plastering and painting work, electrical work and the dismantling / Temporary Storage / replacement of the tracks in the construction field.
By building a new eight-mile line through Beddgelert to link two existing lines, he created Britain's longest narrow gauge railway at more than 20 miles between Portmadoc and (almost) Caernarvon.
To savour the Lakes as they were years ago, go west and take England's oldest narrow gauge railway from Ravenglass and chug seven miles through quiet, green Eskdale.
The Corris Railway was the first Narrow Gauge railway in Mid-Wales when it opened in 1859 as a horse drawn tramway.
Audit Service of electromotive rail to rack-Prince Granarolo and narrow gauge railway Genova-Casella.
Trains which run on the narrow gauge railway take about 18,000 visitors a year on a mile-long journey from Woodhorn Museum in Northumberland to the lake in the nearby Queen Elizabeth II Country Park and back.
POWER FROM THE PAST John McCabe from Rio Tinto Alcan, on the right with the flag on board the Hunslet locomotive, and Stan Lawler, secretary of the Woodhorn Narrow Gauge Railway Society, mark the grant's donation.
The narrow gauge railway ran between Chirk and Hendre Quarry, near Glyn Ceiriog, between 1873 and 1935 before closing.
He also supported and worked on the Ffestiniog Narrow Gauge railway in Wales from its early days in the 1950's and was the librarian for the national Narrow Gauge Railway Society for more than 50 years.
Recently visited by the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall to open the new Wharf Station and Narrow Gauge Railway Museum building, the railway, at Tywyn, Gwynedd, was the setting for many of Wilbert Awdry's timeless tales.