Transportation

Broad Gauge Railways

Author: Tim Bryan

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

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Category: Transportation

Page: 64

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Isambard Kingdom Brunel considered the Great Western Railway the 'finest work in England' and he contributed many groundbreaking features, none so unorthodox as the decision not to adopt the 'standard' track gauge of 4ft 81⁄2in and instead introduce the new 'broad gauge' of 7ft 1⁄4in. Describing the rationale behind the choice of broad gauge, and also the unique track and locomotives used, this beautifully illustrated introduction to broad gauge railways chronicles the building of the original GWR between Bristol and London, and the expansion of that original 112-mile main line into a network stretching across the West of England, Wales and the Midlands. It describes how the clash between broad and narrow led to the 'Battle of the Gauges' and also provides a list of places to visit where broad gauge artefacts still survive.

Broad Gauge (7 Feet) Railway Locomotives: List of Broad Gauge Railway Locomotive Names, Locomotives of the Great Western Railway

Author: Source Wikipedia

Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series

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Page: 386

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 66. Chapters: List of broad gauge railway locomotive names, Locomotives of the Great Western Railway, GWR 1076 Class, North Devon Railway, Bristol and Exeter Railway locomotives, South Devon Railway locomotives, Cornwall Railway, GWR Iron Duke Class, GWR Firefly Class, GWR Ariadne Class, Bristol and Gloucester Railway, West Cornwall Railway, GWR Hawthorn Class, Torbay and Brixham Railway, Bristol and Exeter Railway 4-2-4T locomotives, South Devon Railway 0-4-0 locomotives, GWR 3521 Class, GWR Star Class, South Devon Railway Comet class, Carmarthen and Cardigan Railway, South Wales Mineral Railway, Llynvi and Ogmore Railway, GWR Leo Class, GWR Metropolitan Class, South Devon Railway Eagle class, GWR Swindon Class, GWR Sun Class, South Devon Railway 2-4-0 locomotives, Vale of Neath Railway 0-6-0ST locomotives, South Devon Railway Buffalo class, GWR Bogie Class, GWR 388 class, South Devon Railway Dido class, GWR Sir Watkin Class, Bristol and Exeter Railway Fairfield steam carriage, GWR Dean experimental locomotives, GWR Charles Tayleur locomotives, GWR Victoria Class, South Devon Railway Gorgon class, GWR Premier Class, GWR Mather, Dixon locomotives, South Devon Railway Leopard class, Bristol and Exeter Railway 0-6-0 locomotives, South Devon Railway Tornado class, Bristol and Exeter Railway 4-4-0T locomotives, Bristol and Exeter Railway 4-2-2 locomotives, GWR Pyracmon Class, Vale of Neath Railway 4-4-0ST locomotives, GWR Caesar Class, Bristol and Exeter Railway 2-4-0 locomotives, GWR Banking Class, GWR Waverley Class, South Devon Railway locomotive Taurus, Bristol and Exeter Railway 0-6-0T locomotives, South Devon Railway Remus class, GWR Haigh Foundry locomotives, GWR Prince Class, GWR 3501 class, GWR Sharp, Roberts locomotives, Bristol and Exeter Railway 2-2-2T locomotives, GWR Hercules Class, GWR Thunderer locomotive, GWR Hurrica...