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A narrow-gauge railway (narrow-gauge railroad in the US) is a railway with a track gauge narrower than the standard. [1]

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Arthur Heywood

Sir Arthur Percival Heywood, 3rd Baronet (25 December 1849 – 19 April 1916) was the eldest son of Sir Thomas Percival Heywood.

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Belgium

Belgium, officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a country in Western Europe bordered by France, the Netherlands, Germany and Luxembourg.

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Bogie exchange

Bogie exchange is a system for operating railway wagons on two or more gauges to overcome difference in the track gauge.

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Bosnian-gauge railways

The Bosnian-gauge railways are railways with track gauge of.

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Bradford Corporation Tramways

Bradford Corporation Tramways were a tramway network in the city of Bradford, West Riding of Yorkshire, England which operated trams from 1882 until 1950 and trolleybuses from 1911 until 1972.

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Break of gauge

With railways, a break of gauge occurs where a line of one gauge meets a line of a different gauge.

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Bridge

A bridge is a structure built to span physical obstacles without closing the way underneath such as a body of water, valley, or road, for the purpose of providing passage over the obstacle.

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British Railways Mark 2

The Mark 2 family of railway carriages were British Rail's second design of carriages.

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Broad-gauge railway

A broad-gauge railway is a railway with a track gauge broader than the standard-gauge railways.

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Buffers and chain coupler

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.

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Central Funicular

The Central Funicular (Italian: Funicolare Centrale), is a funicular railway line that forms part of the public transport system for the city of Naples, Italy.

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Channel Tunnel

The Channel Tunnel (Le tunnel sous la Manche; also nicknamed the Chunnel) is a rail tunnel linking Folkestone, Kent, in the United Kingdom, with Coquelles, Pas-de-Calais, near Calais in northern France, beneath the English Channel at the Strait of Dover.

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City of Oxford Tramways Company

The City of Oxford and District Tramway Company and its successor the City of Oxford Electric Traction Company operated a horse-drawn passenger tramway service in Oxford between 1881 and 1914.

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Civil engineering

Civil engineering is a professional engineering discipline that deals with the design, construction, and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment, including works such as roads, bridges, canals, dams, airports, sewerage systems, pipelines, and railways.

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Coal

Coal is a combustible black or brownish-black sedimentary rock usually occurring in rock strata in layers or veins called coal beds or coal seams.

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Costa Rica

Costa Rica ("Rich Coast"), officially the Republic of Costa Rica (República de Costa Rica), is a country in Central America, bordered by Nicaragua to the north, Panama to the southeast, the Pacific Ocean to the west, the Caribbean Sea to the east, and Ecuador to the south of Cocos Island.

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Crown colony

Crown colony, dependent territory and royal colony are terms used to describe the administration of United Kingdom overseas territories that are controlled by the British Government.

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De re metallica

De re metallica (Latin for On the Nature of Metals) is a book cataloguing the state of the art of mining, refining, and smelting metals, published a year posthumously in 1556 due to a delay in preparing woodcuts for the text.

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Decauville

Decauville was a manufacturing company was founded by Paul Decauville (1846–1922), a French pioneer in industrial railways.

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Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad

The Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad, often shortened to Rio Grande, D&RG or D&RGW, formerly the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad, was an American Class I railroad company.

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Dual gauge

A dual gauge railway is a track that allows the passage of trains of two different track gauges.

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F&W Media International

F&W Media International Limited, formerly known as David & Charles Publishers (also styled as David and Charles), is a publisher of illustrated non-fiction books, eBooks, digital products, craft patterns and online education courses.

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Feldbahn

A Feldbahn, or Lorenbahn, is the German term for a narrow-gauge field railway, usually not open to the public, which in its simplest form provides for the transportation of agricultural, forestry (Waldbahn) and industrial raw materials such as wood, peat, stone, earth and sand.

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Ffestiniog Railway

The Ffestiniog Railway (Rheilffordd Ffestiniog) is a narrow-gauge heritage railway, located in Gwynedd, Wales.

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Forest railway

A forest railway, forest tram, timber line, logging railway or logging railroad is a mode of railway transport which is used for forestry tasks, primarily the transportation of felled logs to sawmills or railway stations.

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Gardena Ronda Express

The Gardena Ronda Express is a funicular situated in the Val Gherdëina near Santa Cristina Gherdëina, connecting the Col Raiser lifts to the Sasslong/Ruacia and Ciampinoi lifts in northern Italy.

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Georgius Agricola

Georgius Agricola (24 March 1494 – 21 November 1555) was a German mineralogist and metallurgist.

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Glasgow Subway

The Glasgow Subway is an underground metro line in Glasgow, Scotland.

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Gravel

Gravel is a loose aggregation of rock fragments.

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Heeresfeldbahn

A Heeresfeldbahn is a German or Austrian military field railway (in Austria also called a Rollbahn).

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Hejaz railway

The Hejaz (or Hedjaz) railway (Hicaz Demiryolu) was a narrow-gauge railway (track gauge) that ran from Damascus to Medina, through the Hejaz region of Saudi Arabia, with a branch line to Haifa on the Mediterranean Sea.

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Industrial railway

An industrial railway is a type of railway (usually private) that is not available for public transportation and is used exclusively to serve a particular industrial, logistics or a military site.

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Ireland

Ireland (Éire; Ulster-Scots: Airlann) is an island in the North Atlantic.

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Isle of Man

The Isle of Man (Ellan Vannin), also known simply as Mann (Mannin), is a self-governing British Crown dependency in the Irish Sea between the islands of Great Britain and Ireland.

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Keighley Tramways

Keighley Tramways Company operated a tramway service in Keighley between 1889 and 1901 with horse power.

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KiwiRail Scenic Journeys

Now called The Great Journeys of New Zealand, KiwiRail Scenic Journeys is the former long-distance passenger train brand of KiwiRail, previously Tranz Scenic (1995—2011) and InterCity Rail (1987—1995).

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Lanarkshire

Lanarkshire, also called the County of Lanark (Siorrachd Lannraig, Lanrikshire) is a historic county in the central Lowlands of Scotland.

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Leeds

Leeds is a city in the metropolitan borough of Leeds, in the county of West Yorkshire, England.

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Liestal

Liestal (formerly Liesthal, IPA) is the capital of Liestal District and the canton of Basel-Landschaft in Switzerland, south of Basel.

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List of narrow-gauge model railway scales

Railway modelling has long used a variety of scales and gauges to represent its models of real subjects.

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Loading gauge

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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Locomotive

A locomotive or engine is a rail transport vehicle that provides the motive power for a train.

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Malaysia

Malaysia is a federal constitutional monarchy in Southeast Asia.

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Matthew Murray

Matthew Murray (1765 – 20 February 1826) was an English steam engine and machine tool manufacturer, who designed and built the first commercially viable steam locomotive, the twin cylinder Salamanca in 1812.

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Metre-gauge railway

Metre-gauge railways are narrow-gauge railways with track gauge of or 1 metre.

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Middleton Railway

The Middleton Railway is the world's oldest continuously working public railway, situated in the English city of Leeds.

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Military railways

The military use of railways derives from their ability to move troops or materiel rapidly and, less usually, on their use as a platform for military systems, like armoured trains, in their own right.

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Mine railway

A mine railway (or mine railroad, U.S.), sometimes pit railway, is a railway constructed to carry materials and workers in and out of a mine.

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Mini-shinkansen

is the name given to the concept of converting narrow gauge railway lines to standard gauge for use by shinkansen train services in Japan.

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Mining

Mining is the extraction of valuable minerals or other geological materials from the earth, usually from an orebody, lode, vein, seam, reef or placer deposit.

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Nankai Main Line

| | The is one of the two main railway lines of Japanese private railway company Nankai Electric Railway, together with Kōya Line.

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National Company for Rail Transport

The National Rail Transportation Company (Société Nationale des Transports Ferroviaires, abbreviated SNTF; الشركة الوطنية للنّقل بالسّكك الحديدية) — is Algeria's national railway operator.

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Ocean Pier Railway at Atlantic City

The Ocean Pier Railway at Atlantic City was an electric narrow gauge railway, which ran over the entire length of the Ocean Pier in Atlantic City, about into the ocean.

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Ore

An ore is an occurrence of rock or sediment that contains sufficient minerals with economically important elements, typically metals, that can be economically extracted from the deposit.

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Otavi Mining and Railway Company

The Otavi Mining and Railway Company (Otavi Minen- und Eisenbahn-Gesellschaft or OMEG) was a railway and mining company in German South West Africa (today's Namibia).

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P. J. G. Ransom

PJG Ransom, or John Ransom, is a non-fiction author covering principally railway, canal and local history.

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Pacific Cordillera (Canada)

The Pacific Cordillera (Canada) is a top-level physiographic region of Canada.

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Padarn Railway

The Padarn Railway was a narrow gauge railway line in North Wales, built to the unusual gauge of.

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Plateway

A plateway is an early kind of railway or tramway or wagonway, with a cast-iron rail.

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Queensland

Queensland (abbreviated as Qld) is the second-largest and third-most populous state in the Commonwealth of Australia.

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Queensland Rail

Queensland Rail, also known as QR, is a railway operator in Queensland, Australia.

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Rack railway

A rack railway (also rack-and-pinion railway, cog railway, or cogwheel railway) is a steep grade railway with a toothed rack rail, usually between the running rails.

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Rail transport

Rail transport is a means of transferring of passengers and goods on wheeled vehicles running on rails, also known as tracks.

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Rail transport in Walt Disney Parks and Resorts

Rail transport can be found in every theme park resort property owned or licensed by Walt Disney Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products, one of the four business segments of the Walt Disney Company.

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Railroad car

A railroad car or railcar (American and Canadian English), railway wagon or railway carriage (British English and UIC), also called a train car or train wagon, is a vehicle used for the carrying of cargo or passengers on a rail transport system (a railroad/railway).

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Railway coupling

A coupling (or a coupler) is a mechanism for connecting rolling stock in a train.

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Rheineck–Walzenhausen mountain railway

The Rheineck–Walzenhausen mountain railway (Bergbahn Rheineck–Walzenhausen; RhW) is a long rack railway in Switzerland.

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Richard Trevithick

Richard Trevithick (13 April 1771 – 22 April 1833) was a British inventor and mining engineer from Cornwall, England.

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Ridable miniature railway

A ridable miniature railway (US: 'riding railroad' or grand scale railroad) is a large scale, usually ground-level model railway that hauls passengers using locomotives that are models of full-sized railway locomotives (powered by diesel or petrol engines, live steam engines or electric motors).

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Rio Grande Southern Railroad

The Rio Grande Southern Railroad (RGS) was a narrow gauge railroad which ran from Durango to Ridgway in the western part of the US state of Colorado.

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Rocky Mountains

The Rocky Mountains, also known as the Rockies, are a major mountain range in western North America.

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Rollbock

Rollbocks, sometimes called transporter trailers, are pre-coupled narrow gauge transporter trucks or bogies that allow a coupled train of standard gauge wagons to be automatically loaded or rolled onto so that the train can then continue through a change of gauge.

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Rolling stock

The term rolling stock in rail transport industry originally referred to any vehicles that move on a railway.

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Sakhalin Railway

Sakhalin Railway (Сахалинская железная дорога) was a subsidiary of the Russian Railways from 1992 until 2010, when it was made part of the Far Eastern Railway.

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Salamanca (locomotive)

Salamanca was the first commercially successful steam locomotive, built in 1812 by Matthew Murray of Holbeck, for the edge railed Middleton Railway between Middleton and Leeds.

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Schlossbergbahn (Freiburg)

The Schlossbergbahn (Castle Hill Railway) is a funicular railway in the town of Freiburg im Breisgau in Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

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Seaton Tramway

The Seaton Tramway is a narrow gauge electric tramway which operates over part of the route of a former London & South Western Railway branch line to Seaton, Devon.

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Sishen–Saldanha railway line

The Sishen–Saldanha railway line, also known as the Ore Export Line (OREX), is an heavy-haul railway line in South Africa.

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South America

South America is a continent in the Western Hemisphere, mostly in the Southern Hemisphere, with a relatively small portion in the Northern Hemisphere.

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South Pacific Coast Railroad

The South Pacific Coast Railroad (SPC) was a narrow gauge steam railroad running between Santa Cruz, California and Alameda, with a ferry connection in Alameda to San Francisco.

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Standard-gauge railway

A standard-gauge railway is a railway with a track gauge of.

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Steam locomotive

A steam locomotive is a type of railway locomotive that produces its pulling power through a steam engine.

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Stoosbahn

The Stoosbahn is a funicular railway in the canton of Schwyz.

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Structure gauge

The structure gauge, also called the minimum clearance outline, is the minimum height and width of tunnels and bridges as well as the minimum height and width of the doors that allow a rail siding access into a warehouse.

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Sugarcane

Sugarcane, or sugar cane, are several species of tall perennial true grasses of the genus Saccharum, tribe Andropogoneae, native to the warm temperate to tropical regions of South and Southeast Asia, Polynesia and Melanesia, and used for sugar production.

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Super Tokkyū

is the name given to the concept of building new high-speed narrow gauge railway lines in Japan to extend the Shinkansen network of high-speed lines.

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Tasmania

Tasmania (abbreviated as Tas and known colloquially as Tassie) is an island state of Australia.

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Thailand

Thailand, officially the Kingdom of Thailand and formerly known as Siam, is a unitary state at the center of the Southeast Asian Indochinese peninsula composed of 76 provinces.

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Tilt Train

The Tilt Train is the name for two similar high-speed tilting train services, one electric and the other diesel, operated by Queensland Rail on the North Coast line from Brisbane to Rockhampton and Cairns.

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Tilting train

A tilting train is a train that has a mechanism enabling increased speed on regular rail tracks.

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Track gauge

In rail transport, track gauge is the spacing of the rails on a railway track and is measured between the inner faces of the load-bearing rails.

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Track gauge conversion

Gauge conversion is the change of one railway track gauge to another.

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Track gauge in Italy

Historically, Italy had two unusual dominant track gauges which were legally defined depending on the terrain encountered.

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Tram

A tram (also tramcar; and in North America streetcar, trolley or trolley car) is a rail vehicle which runs on tramway tracks along public urban streets, and also sometimes on a segregated right of way.

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Transdev Auckland

Transdev Auckland, formerly Veolia Transport Auckland, Ltd., and before that Connex Auckland, Ltd., is a Transdev Australasia company.

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Transshipment

Transshipment or transhipment is the shipment of goods or containers to an intermediate destination, then to yet another destination.

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Tranz Metro

Tranz Metro (formerly CityRail and before that Cityline) was a New Zealand public transport operator.

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Trench railways

Trench railways represented military adaptation of early 20th century railway technology to the problem of keeping soldiers supplied during the static trench warfare phase of World War I. The large concentrations of soldiers and artillery at the front lines required delivery of enormous quantities of food, ammunition and fortification construction materials where transport facilities had been destroyed.

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Truck

A truck or lorry is a motor vehicle designed to transport cargo.

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Tunnel

A tunnel is an underground passageway, dug through the surrounding soil/earth/rock and enclosed except for entrance and exit, commonly at each end.

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Variable gauge

A variable gauge system allows railway vehicles in a train to travel across a break of gauge caused by two railway networks with differing track gauges.

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Waiorongomai Tramway

The Piako County Tramway was built in 1882-83, just south of Te Aroha.

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Waldenburg, Switzerland

Waldenburg is a municipality in the canton of Basel-Country in Switzerland, and the capital of the district of the same name.

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War Department Light Railways

The War Department Light Railways were a system of narrow gauge trench railways run by the British War Department in World War I. Light railways made an important contribution to the Allied war effort in the First World War, and were used for the supply of ammunition and stores, the transport of troops and the evacuation of the wounded.

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Wellington tramway system

The Wellington tramway system (1878–1964) operated in Wellington, the capital of New Zealand.

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West Side Lumber Company railway

The West Side Lumber Company railway was the last of the narrow-gauge logging railroads operating in the American west.

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Western Australia

Western Australia (abbreviated as WA) is a state occupying the entire western third of Australia.

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World War I

World War I (often abbreviated as WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, the Great War, or the War to End All Wars, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918.

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Yugoslavia

Yugoslavia (Jugoslavija/Југославија; Jugoslavija; Југославија; Pannonian Rusyn: Югославия, transcr. Juhoslavija)Jugosllavia; Jugoszlávia; Juhoslávia; Iugoslavia; Jugoslávie; Iugoslavia; Yugoslavya; Югославия, transcr. Jugoslavija.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narrow-gauge_railway

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