Broad Gauge

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During fifty four years of its existence the Great Western Railway ran broad gauge trains. These ran on tracks with a distance between the rails of 7ft1/4 rather than 4ft81/2 that is now standard on railways in the UK.

Written by DF, Year 6 , Jan 2003

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Title Value
Written by DF, Year 6 , Jan 2003
Organisation Ellacombe Primary School
Website not stated
Contributor   Ellacombe Primary School  
Identifier ref 9
Contributor   Mark Pool  
Date   1866  
Format   mounted sepia toned photograph; mount 130 mm x 2150 mm; photo 165 mm x 950  
Language   en-uk  
Coverage   Devon. Hollacombe  
Source   Torbay Library Services  
Subject   Railways. Trains. Broad gauge. Accidents  
Type   Image  
Publisher   Torbay Library Services  
Rights   Torbay Library Services  
Keywords steam engine train broad gauge engineering