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Abraham 'Abram' Fitzgibbon (23 January 1823 – 4 April 1887) was an Irish-born railroad engineer and a pioneer for narrow-gauge railways.
An acronym is an abbreviation, used as a word, which is formed from the initial components in a phrase or a word.
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Akershus is a county in Norway, bordering Hedmark, Oppland, Buskerud, Oslo and Østfold; it also has a short border with Sweden (Värmland).
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Articulated locomotive usually means a steam locomotive with one or more engine units which can move independent of the main frame.
The Østfold Line (Østfoldbanen) is a standard gauge railway line that runs between Oslo, Norway, and the Swedish border at Kornsjø.
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The Bergen Line (Bergensbanen or Bergensbana), also called the Bergen Railway, is a long standard gauge railway line between Bergen and Hønefoss, Norway.
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With railways, a break-of-gauge occurs where a line of one gauge meets a line of a different gauge.
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Buffers and chain coupler (also called buffers and screw, screw coupler, or English coupler) is the standard train coupling system used in Europe, outside the former Soviet Union.
The Cape of Good Hope, colloquially also known as the Cape Colony (Kaapkolonie), was a British colony in present-day South Africa and Namibia, named for the Cape of Good Hope.
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The Cape Government Railways (CGR) was the government-owned railway operator in the Cape Colony from 1874 until the creation of the South African Railways (SAR) in 1910.
Chalmers University of Technology (Chalmers tekniska högskola, often shortened to Chalmers) is a Swedish university located in Gothenburg that focuses on research and education in technology, natural science, architecture, maritime and other management areas.
A civil engineer is a person who practices civil engineering – the application of planning, designing, constructing, maintaining, and operating infrastructures while protecting the public and environmental health, as well as improving existing infrastructures that have been neglected.
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The Decauville manufacturing company was founded by Paul Decauville (1846–1922), a French pioneer in industrial railways.
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John Egerton, 6th Duke of Sutherland, by Allan Warren Duke of Sutherland is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom which was created by William IV in 1833 for George Leveson-Gower, 2nd Marquess of Stafford.
Everard Richard Calthrop (3 March 1857 – 30 March 1927) was a British railway engineer and inventor.
The Ffestiniog Railway (Rheilffordd Ffestiniog) is a narrow gauge heritage railway, located in Gwynedd, Wales.
A gasworks or gas house is an industrial plant for the production of flammable gas.
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The General Register Office for England and Wales (GRO) is the section of the United Kingdom HM Passport Office responsible for the civil registration of births (including stillbirths), adoptions, marriages, civil partnerships and deaths in England and Wales and for those same events outside the UK if they involve a UK citizen and qualify to be registered in various miscellaneous registers.
Gloucester railway station (formerly known as Gloucester Central station) is a railway station serving the city of Gloucester in England.
Gothenburg (Göteborg) is the second-largest city in Sweden and the fifth-largest in the Nordic countries.
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The Grand Trunk Railway was a railway system that operated in the Canadian provinces of Quebec and Ontario, and in the American states of Connecticut, Maine, Michigan, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont.
Henry Archer (1799–1863) was the son of an Irish landowner and was educated at Trinity College, Dublin.
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Sir Henry Whatley Tyler (7 March 1827 - 1908) was a British Inspector of Railways, Railway Company director and Conservative politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1880 to 1892.
Founded on 2 January 1818, the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) is an independent professional association, headquartered in central London, representing civil engineers.
Ipswich is a large town in Suffolk, England, of which it is the county town.
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John Ericsson (July 31, 1803 – March 8, 1889) was a Swedish-American inventor and mechanical engineer, as was his brother Nils Ericson.
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The Kongsvinger Line (Kongsvingerbanen) is a railway line between the towns of Lillestrøm and Kongsvinger in Norway and onwards to Charlottenberg in Sweden.
A loading gauge defines the maximum height and width for railway vehicles and their loads to ensure safe passage through bridges, tunnels and other structures.
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The London and North Western Railway (LNWR, L&NWR) was a British railway company between 1846 and 1922.
The Meråker Line (Meråkerbanen) is a railway line which runs from Hell, outside Stjørdal, through the municipalities of Stjørdal and Meråker in Nord-Trøndelag county, Norway, to the village of Storlien in Sweden.
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The Royal Norwegian Ministry of Labour (Arbeidsdepartementet) is a Norwegian ministry established in 1916.
The Namaqualand Railway was a narrow gauge railway operating between Port Nolloth and O'okiep in the Namaqualand region of the former Cape Colony in South Africa, and was built to provide an outlet for the copper mines of the region.
A narrow-gauge railway (or narrow-gauge railroad) is a railway with a track gauge narrower than the of standard gauge railways.
Newfoundland and Labrador (Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador) is the most easterly province of Canada.
Norway (Norwegian: (Bokmål) or (Nynorsk)), officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a sovereign and unitary monarchy whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula plus Jan Mayen and the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard.
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A Norwegian coupling (or meat chopper) is a manual coupling consisting of a central buffer with a mechanical hook that drops into a slot in the central buffer.
The Norwegian Railway Club (Norsk Jernbaneklubb) is a member association for people interested in railways in Norway.
The Norwegian Railway Museum (Norsk Jernbanemuseum) is Norway's national railway museum.
Norges Statsbaner AS, known in English as the Norwegian State Railways and commonly abbreviated NSB, is a government-owned railway company which operates most passenger train services in Norway.
Oslo (or, rarer or) is the capital and the most populous city in Norway.
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Paul Decauville (1846–1922) was a French engineer and businessman.
Pumping stations are facilities including pumps and equipment for pumping fluids from one place to another.
Queensland (abbreviated as Qld) is the second-largest and third-most-populous state in Australia.
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Queensland Rail, also known as QR, is a railway operator in Queensland, Australia.
A coupling (or a coupler) is a mechanism for connecting rolling stock in a train.
The Røros Line (Rørosbanen) is a long railway line in Norway running between the towns of Hamar and Støren via Elverum and Røros.
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A registration district in the United Kingdom is a type of administrative region which exists for the purpose of civil registration of births, marriages, and deaths and civil partnerships.
Robert Francis Fairlie (born either March 1831 or 5 April 1830, in Glasgow, died 31 July 1885, in London) was a Scottish-born railway engineer.
Robert Stephenson FRS (16 October 1803 – 12 October 1859) was an early railway engineer.
The Royal Commission on Railway Gauges was held in the United Kingdom in 1845 to choose between the Broad Gauge of the Great Western Railway and its allies, and the so-called narrow gauge used by most of the rest of the country.
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences or Kungl.
The Sørlandet Line (Sørlandsbanen) is a railway line between Drammen (though this is connected to Oslo by means of the Drammen Line) via Kristiansand to Stavanger.
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Seaman is a naval rank and is either the lowest or one of the lowest ranks in most navies around the world.
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Skien is a city and municipality in Telemark county, Norway.
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South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa, is the southernmost country in Africa.
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The standard gauge (also Stephenson gauge after George Stephenson, International gauge or normal gauge) is a widely used railway track gauge.
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Stavanger is a city and municipality in Norway.
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Suffolk is an East Anglian county of historic origin in England.
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The Telemark Canal connects Skien to Dalen in southern Norway by linking several long lakes in the Skien watershed through a series of 18 locks.
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The Sydney Morning Herald (SMH) is a daily compact newspaper published by Fairfax Media in Sydney and is also an Australian national brand.
Richard Thomas Hall, born 31 May 1823, was a British railway engineer.
The Toronto and Nipissing Railway, T&N, was chartered in 1868 to build a narrow gauge railway in Ontario, Canada from Toronto to Lake Nipissing, via York, Ontario, and Victoria Counties.
The Toronto, Grey and Bruce Railway was chartered in 1868 to build a narrow gauge railway from Toronto to Grey and Bruce Counties in Ontario, Canada.
Transshipment or transhipment is the shipment of goods or containers to an intermediate destination, then to yet another destination.
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The Trondhjem–Støren Line was Trøndelag's first railway.
The Trunk Line (Hovedbanen) is a railway line in Norway which runs between Oslo and Eidsvoll.
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