Saturday, April 22, 2017

Track gauge of the Sacramento Valley Railroad

From: "Candace/Rick Mugele"

What was the track gauge of the Sacramento Valley Railroad? ...

—Rick Mugele


Anonymous Anonymous said...

From: "Bruce Cooper"

The SVRR track gauge was 5' 3 1⁄2".

4/22/2017 9:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From: "Kyle Wyatt"

Sacramento Valley RR was 5 foot gauge, until 1866, after the Associates acquired it and converted it to conform with the Central Pacific.


4/22/2017 9:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From: "Rick Mugele"


Fact checking. Wikipedia had it at 5 feet 3.5 inches.

Southern railroads and the Panama railroad were also 5 foot gauge, and Lincoln came close to making the Transcontinental line 5 foot gauge. I wanted to make sure that Wikipedia had not found some strange and wonderful twist in the story.

4/22/2017 10:00 PM  

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