Fifteen-inch gauge railway

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Fifteen-inch gauge railways were pioneered by Sir Arthur Percival Heywood who was interested in what he termed a minimum gauge railway for use as estate railways or to be easy to lay on, for instance, a battlefield.[1] In 1874, he described the principle behind it as used for his Duffield Bank Railway, distinguishing it from a "Narrow Gauge" railway. Having previously built a small railway of 9 in (229 mm) gauge, he settled on 15 in (381 mm) gauge as the minimum that he felt was practical.

Installations

Country/territory Railway
Australia
Austria
France
Germany
Japan
New Zealand
United Kingdom

England

Northern Ireland

Scotland

Wales

United States

Arizona

California

Colorado

Massachusetts

Michigan

Pennsylvania

Texas

Wisconsin

See also

References

  1. ^ Heywood, A.P. (1974) [1881, Derby: Bemrose]. Minimum Gauge Railways. Turntable Enterprises. ISBN 0-902844-26-1. 
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