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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 a word or name formed as an abbreviation from the initial components in a phrase or a word, usually individual letters (as in NATO or laser) and sometimes syllables (as in Benelux).
Akershus is a county in Norway, bordering Hedmark, Oppland, Buskerud, Oslo, and Østfold; it also has a short border with Sweden (Värmland).
The term "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 railway line which runs from Oslo through the western parts of Follo and Østfold to Kornsjø in Norway.
The Bergen Line or the Bergen Railway (Bergensbanen or Bergensbana), is a long scenic standard gauge railway line between Bergen and Hønefoss, Norway.
With railways, a break of gauge occurs where a line of one gauge meets a line of a different gauge.
Buffers and chain coupler (also called buffers and screw, screw coupler, or English coupler; in EU standards, it's two devices: buffers and draw gear and screw coupling) is the standard train coupling system used in Europe, outside the former Soviet Union.
The Cape of Good Hope, also known as the Cape Colony (Kaapkolonie), was a British colony in present-day South Africa, named after the Cape of Good Hope.
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.
Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ,Martindale, Cyril Charles.
The Christmas season, also called the festive season, or the holiday season (mainly in the U.S. and Canada; often simply called the holidays),, is an annually recurring period recognized in many Western and Western-influenced countries that is generally considered to run from late November to early January.
Christmas Eve is the evening or entire day before Christmas Day, the festival commemorating the birth of Jesus.
Christmas traditions vary from country to country.
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.
Decauville was a manufacturing company was founded by Paul Decauville (1846–1922), a French pioneer in industrial railways.
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.
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 (abbreviated Gbg; Göteborg) is the second-largest city in Sweden and the fifth-largest in the Nordic countries.
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.
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.
The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) is an independent professional association for civil engineers and a charitable body in the United Kingdom.
Ipswich is the county town of Suffolk, England, located on the estuary of the River Orwell, about north east of London.
John Ericsson (born Johan) (July 31, 1803 – March 8, 1889) was a Swedish-American inventor, active in England and the United States, and regarded as one of the most influential mechanical engineers ever.
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.
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 through the district and valley of Stjørdalen in Trøndelag county, Norway.
The Royal Norwegian Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (Arbeids- og sosialdepartementet) 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.
A narrow-gauge railway (narrow-gauge railroad in the US) is a railway with a track gauge narrower than the standard.
New Year is the time or day at which a new calendar year begins and the calendar's year count increments by one.
New Year's Day, also called simply New Year's or New Year, is observed on January 1, the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar.
In the Gregorian calendar, New Year's Eve (also known as Old Year's Day or Saint Sylvester's Day in many countries), the last day of the year, is on 31 December which is the seventh day of Christmastide.
Newfoundland and Labrador (Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador; Akamassiss; Newfoundland Irish: Talamh an Éisc agus Labradar) is the most easterly province of Canada.
Norway (Norwegian: (Bokmål) or (Nynorsk); Norga), officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a unitary sovereign state whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula plus the remote island of Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard.
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 an association which is involved in the preservation of Norwegian museum railways.
The Norwegian Railway Museum (Norsk Jernbanemuseum) is located at Hamar in Hedmark, Norway.
Norges Statsbaner AS, trading as NSB AS and known in English as the Norwegian State Railways, is a government-owned railway company which operates most passenger train services in Norway.
The Norwegian State Railways (Norges Statsbaner or NSB) was a state-owned railway company that operated most of the railway network in Norway.
Oslo (rarely) is the capital and most populous city of Norway.
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 the Commonwealth of Australia.
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 railway line which runs through the districts of Hedmarken, Østerdalen and Gauldalen in Hedmark and Sør-Trøndelag, Norway.
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 and civil 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 Kungliga Vetenskapsakademien is one of the Royal Academies of Sweden.
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.
Seaman is a naval rank and is either the lowest or one of the lowest ranks in most navies around the world.
Skien is a city and municipality in Telemark county, Norway.
South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa (RSA), is the southernmost country in Africa.
A standard-gauge railway is a railway with a track gauge of.
Stavanger is a city and municipality in Norway.
Suffolk is an East Anglian county of historic origin in England.
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.
The Sydney Morning Herald (SMH) is a daily compact newspaper published by Fairfax Media in Sydney, Australia.
Richard Thomas Hall, born 31 May 1823, was a British railway engineer.
The Toronto and Nipissing Railway, T&N, was the first public narrow-gauge railway in North America.
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.
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.
2018 has been designated as the third International Year of the Reef by the International Coral Reef Initiative.
2019 (MMXIX) will be a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2019th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 19th year of the 3rd millennium, the 19th year of the 21st century, and the 10th and last year of the 2010s decade.