Gauge: Railroad to Chariots

Next time you are handed a specification and wonder what horse’s rear came up with it The US Standard railroad gauge (distance between the rails) is 4¬† feet, 8.5 inches. That’s an exceedingly odd number. Why was that gauge used?¬† Because that’s the way they built them in England, and the US railroads¬† were built by English expatriates Why did … Continue reading Gauge: Railroad to Chariots