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Loading Gauge

Discussion in 'Narrow Gauge Railways' started by BiggerBob, Jul 8, 2020.

  1. BiggerBob

    BiggerBob New Member

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    Apart from the well known constraints on the Ffestiniog - are other narrow gauge lines subject to Loading Gauge Constraints. Have there been cases where visiting locomotives will not fit - not only in terms of the swept envelope but also track curvature?
     
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    ghost Part of the furniture

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    All railways are subject to loading gauge constraints, whether it's platform clearances, tunnel widths, bridges, cuttings etc they all have to be taken into account.
    I seem to recall Isibitu had issues at the South Tynedale railway, but I can't remember if that was platform clearance or to do with trackwork curvature.

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    La'al Ratty's River Irt is a very tight fit under Littlestone Rd Bridge at New Romney on the RH&DR.
     
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