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What is the difference between Narrow Guage, Broad Guage and Meter Guage ?

Tags: broad, meter guage, narrow
Asked by RAJESH ALHAT, 16 Dec '09 02:16 pm
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Metre gauge refers to railways with a track gauge of 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 in). It is used in many regions, including: Asia South-east Asia Vietnam Malaysia Thailand (long haul-train) Rail transport in Burma. Except for about 100 miles (160 km) of hill railway, the 2,000 miles (3,200 km) of Burmese railways is metre gauge. India - 17,000 km (11,000 mi) laid, being converted to Indian gauge of 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) under Project Unigauge Americas Argentina - 11,080 km (6,880 mi) Bolivia - 3,600 km (2,200 mi) Brazil - 23,489 km (14,595 mi) Chile - 2,923 km (1,816 mi) Africa Eastern Africa Western Africa Benin Mali Niger Europe Spain EuskoTran EuskoTren FEVE FGC Switzerland France Train des pignes Germany Harzer Schmalspurbahnen Many tram networks Greece Broad gauge railways use a rail gauge (distance between the rails) greater than the standard gauge of 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 in)
Answered by Lucky, 16 Dec '09 02:20 pm

 
  
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Broad gauge is 1.44 metres in width.
Metre gauge is1 metre with, the name itself denotes.
Narrow gauge is used in moutain or hill trains which is less than a metre and it's width is0.79 metres.
Answered by kasturi komma, 16 Dec '09 02:19 pm

 
  
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