Low gauge railway

low-gauge railway uses a spacing of 381 mm (15 ‘), 400 mm (15 3/4’), 406 mm (16 ‘), 457 mm (18’), 500 mm (19 3/4) ‘) or 508 mm (20’). The concept of low gauge railways was originally developed by Estate Railways 1 and the French company Decauville for industrial railways.

Difference between Passenger Miniature Trains and Small Gauge Railways 

Low-gauge railways use full-size cars; while miniature passenger trains use smaller models.


Railway spreading
Anacortes Railway 457mm
Bicton Woodland Railway 457mm
15 inch railroads 381mm
Geriatriezentrum Am Wienerwald Feldbahn 500mm
Line of the acclimation garden 500mm
Meadows and Lake Kathleen Railroad 457mm
Artouste train 500mm
Royal Arsenal Railway 457mm
Sand Hutton Light Railway 457mm
Southern Fuegian Railway 500mm
Steeple Grange Light Railway 457mm
Tarn Tourist Railway 500mm
Ferrier antique Tannerre-en-Puisaye 500mm

Notes and references

  1. ↑ Heywood, AP (1974) [1881 Derby Bemrose]. Minimum Gauge Railways. Turntable Enterprises. ( ISBN  0-902844-26-1 ) .

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