War Department Light Railways - Track Gauges

Track Gauges

Different track gauges were used in different parts of the world including 600 mm (1 ft 11 5⁄8 in), 760 mm (2 ft 5 7⁄8 in), 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 3⁄8 in) and 1,050 mm (3 ft 5 1⁄3 in).

The military light railways in France were of 600 mm (1 ft 11 5⁄8 in) gauge and used a variety of steam and petrol locomotives from French, British and American builders. The Germans installed their 600 mm (1 ft 11 5⁄8 in) gauge Feldbahn system early in the war. Trench railways of the World War I western front produced the greatest concentration of minimum gauge railway locomotives observed to date.

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