kids encyclopedia robot

Standard gauge facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts

The standard gauge (also called the Stephenson gauge after George Stephenson, or Normal gauge) is a popular rail gauge. About 60% of the world's current railway lines use this gauge. The distance between the inside edges of the rails of standard gauge track is 1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in).

kids search engine
Standard gauge Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.