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Mon, 25 Jan 2016 05:05:30 -0800

Lithuania has a wide gauge and "you cannot put a German or Polish rail car onto a wide gauge track" to move gear into Lithuania or other former Soviet bloc countries, Dowgielewicz said. "We either have to trans-load the equipment or you have to change ...

The Nation

The Nation
Wed, 03 Feb 2016 10:00:00 -0800

BANGKOK Mass Transit System (BTSC) is pressing ahead with a plan to operate cargo trains, beginning with operations on a rail line in the Northeast, to cash in on rising intra-Asean trading. In the meantime, the BTS Skytrain operator is preparing to ...

WAMU 88.5

WAMU 88.5
Wed, 12 Aug 2015 15:00:43 -0700

The train was on its way to entering revenue service when its wheels slipped off the tracks because of a defect known as “wide gauge,” Requa said. The problem was detected by Metro's track geometry vehicle on July 9. “The running rails are wider than ...

Washington Post

Washington Post
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 07:39:43 -0700

The “wide gauge” defect had been detected nearly a month before the derailment of six-car train No. 412, which was not carrying passengers. However, the technician who was operating the track-inspection machine “erroneously” disregarded the machine's ...

Deutsche Welle

Deutsche Welle
Tue, 15 Dec 2015 01:46:10 -0800

What's more important, he argued, is that it could get rid of the incompatibility between the region's wide-gauge track systems (1.52 meter) and the 1.435-meter standard track adopted in China and most other parts of the world. A single rail line ...

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 03:00:58 -0700

Investigators attributed the Pennsylvania derailment to a “wide gauge” failure, in which the rails were pushed too far apart to keep the wheels on the tracks. The freight tracks in the U.S. and most of the world are supposed to be 56.5 inches apart, a ...


Tue, 01 Dec 2015 10:56:15 -0800

Despite a sharp slowdown among retailers – where hiring was close to flat in November – a sector-wide gauge of employment accelerated during the month, the report showed. Upward pressure on wages lingered in November, but at a fairly muted level, ...


Thu, 03 Sep 2015 01:39:22 -0700

He is also concerned that track walkers did not detect either the broken rail fasteners or the wide gauge in the four weeks after the initial warning. Rail fasteners hold the rails in place to keep the tracks from widening enough for the wheels not to ...

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