Though of narrow gauge the roadbed was laid for standard gauge, and this change can be made at any time.
The railways are of narrow gauge, and the carriages like our tramcars.
There are several miles of narrow gauge street railroad and a system of electric lights.
The standard coupled passenger express engine on the narrow gauge has inside cylinders 17 in.
On the narrow gauge are the Big Trees, at which an interesting stop-over can be enjoyed.
The minor lines (many of them narrow gauge) remain in the hands of private companies.
Toppy lurched over to the narrow gauge, and that was the last thing he had remembered of that memorable night.
For these reasons the Company came to the determination to work their northern lines on the narrow gauge only.
A light tramway for mule cars, or a narrow gauge steam railway, will probably be the most economical way of removing the ore.
Similar favourable results have been since exhibited in the competition between the broad and narrow gauge lines to Exeter.
"ascertain by exact measurements," mid-15c., from Anglo-French gauge (mid-14c.), from Old North French gauger (Old French jauger), from gauge "gauging rod," perhaps from Frankish *galgo "rod, pole for measuring" or another Germanic source (cf. Old Norse gelgja "pole, perch," Old High German galgo; see gallows). Related: Gauged; gauging. The figurative use is from 1580s.
"fixed standard of measure," early 15c. (surname Gageman is early 14c.), from Old North French gauge "gauging rod" (see gauge (v.)). Meaning "instrument for measuring" is from 1680s.
A shotgun: a shotgun is called ''the gauge,'' explained Officer Phil Lee/ This man took a gauge (Armond pantomimes holding a gun, then bends over to dodge from it) and two people end up dead
[1970s+ Underworld & police; fr the use of gauge to designate the caliber of a shotgun]