VGN 56.5" gauge?

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VGN 56.5" gauge?

Unread postby _o_OOOO_oo-Kanawha » Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:00 am

On this page https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=wu.89089676290;view=1up;seq=400 from a facsimile Simmons Boardman "Locomotive Cyclopedia of American Practice 1950-52" is a photograph of a Virginian Railway electric locomotive.

The caption mentions 56.5" gauge?
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Re: VGN 56.5" gauge?

Unread postby evafan002 » Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:58 am

_o_OOOO_oo-Kanawha wrote:On this page https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=wu.89089676290;view=1up;seq=400 from a facsimile Simmons Boardman "Locomotive Cyclopedia of American Practice 1950-52" is a photograph of a Virginian Railway electric locomotive.

The caption mentions 56.5" gauge?

if i am remembering my conversions right 56.5 inches is 4 ft 8/1/2 inchs expressed only in inchs.. i think
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Re: VGN 56.5" gauge?

Unread postby _o_OOOO_oo-Kanawha » Sun Sep 30, 2018 4:48 am

evafan002 wrote:
_o_OOOO_oo-Kanawha wrote:On this page https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=wu.89089676290;view=1up;seq=400 from a facsimile Simmons Boardman "Locomotive Cyclopedia of American Practice 1950-52" is a photograph of a Virginian Railway electric locomotive.

The caption mentions 56.5" gauge?

if i am remembering my conversions right 56.5 inches is 4 ft 8/1/2 inchs expressed only in inchs.. i think


So that means standard gauge after all? Americans using decimal inches, how strange???

Anyway, that page lists some other streamlined electric locomotives as well, including a 100' Great Northern locomotive that looks the part.
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