The first standard-gauge railroad construction began in 1947.
Twelve-inch naval guns were run up on this standard-gauge railroad and often fired from one to two miles back of the trenches.
An interesting feature of this mount is that it can be used either on standard-gauge or on narrow-gauge railroad track.
The standard-gauge railroads also are now carried up much closer.
A total of 937 miles of standard-gauge railway track was laid in France with material shipped from this country.
All these shovels were on standard-gauge track, and were moved back from 300 to 500 ft. from the working face during blasting.
"ascertain by exact measurements," mid-15c., from Anglo-French gauge (mid-14c.), from Old North French gauger (Old French jauger), from gauge "gauging rod," perhaps from Frankish *galgo "rod, pole for measuring" or another Germanic source (cf. Old Norse gelgja "pole, perch," Old High German galgo; see gallows). Related: Gauged; gauging. The figurative use is from 1580s.
"fixed standard of measure," early 15c. (surname Gageman is early 14c.), from Old North French gauge "gauging rod" (see gauge (v.)). Meaning "instrument for measuring" is from 1680s.
A shotgun: a shotgun is called ''the gauge,'' explained Officer Phil Lee/ This man took a gauge (Armond pantomimes holding a gun, then bends over to dodge from it) and two people end up dead
[1970s+ Underworld & police; fr the use of gauge to designate the caliber of a shotgun]