Template:Track gauge

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This template accepts a track gauge and returns that defined track gauge well formatted, plus the converted size value by another unit:

  • {}1,520 mm (4 ft 11 2732 in)
  • {}4 ft (1,219 mm)

Extra options are available:

  • {}1,520 mm (4 ft 11 2732 in)
  • {}1,520 mm (4 ft 11 2732 in) Russian gauge
  • {}1,520 mm (4 ft 11 2732 in) Russian gauge

Input options

The first parameter specifies the gauge:

  • {}1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
  • {}4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
  • {}4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
  • {}4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
  • {}1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)

Rail track gauges can be entered as they are defined: in units mm or ft in. Also common accepted names can be used, see below.

The input value (a length, in metric or imperial units) must be a defined track gauge. Currently 137 gauges are defined by metric units, and 136 by imperial units. Some are defined in both unit sytems, in both, such as the standard gauge.

  • When an input value is not recognised by the template, the template simply returns the input as it is: {} → 25in
The page with this unknown input is also listed in a maintenance category, in the background, that signals interested editors that there is a new rail gauge used in Wikipedia. More on this below.
  • Some gauges in metric are defined in metres: 1 m is recognised. However, it is not available for all metric defined gauges. Using mm is a safer bet.

List of defined track gauges

This table:

Track gauges in bold font are definitions. Track gauges in regular font are merely conversions (calculations).

Track gauges (purge)
Gauge
(mm)
Gauge
(ft, in)
Alt
name
Gauge
(inch)
Def
unit
Aliases
(input options)
Class
 
Source
article
Category
(content)
Mentionings
(maintenance)
 
3 mm 0.118 in 0.118 met 3mm scaled T gauge 0 P cat:mnt
4 mm 0.157 in 0.157 met 4mm scaled Rail transport modelling scales#Scales 0 P cat:mnt
4.5 mm 0.177 in 0.177 met
imp
4.5mm
0.177in
scaled 0 P cat:mnt
4.8 mm 0.189 in 0.189 met 4.8mm scaled ZZ scale 0 P cat:mnt
6.35 mm 0.25 in 0.25 imp 0.25in; 1/4in scaled 0 P cat:mnt
6.5 mm 0.256 in 0.256 met
imp
6.5mm
0.256in
scaled 0 P cat:mnt
7 mm 0.276 in 0.276 met
imp
7mm
0.276in
scaled 0 P cat:mnt
8 mm 0.315 in 0.315 met 8mm scaled 0 P cat:mnt
8.97 mm 0.353 in 0.353 imp 0.353in scaled N scale 0 P cat:mnt
9 mm 0.354 in 0.354 met 9mm scaled HOn30 gauge 0 P cat:mnt
9.42 mm 0.371 in 0.371 met 9.42mm scaled 0 P cat:mnt
10.5 mm 0.413 in 0.413 met
imp
10.5mm
0.413in
scaled 0 P cat:mnt
11.94 mm 0.470 in 0.47 imp 0.47in scaled 0 P cat:mnt
12 mm 0.472 in 0.472 met
imp
12mm
0.472in; 0.473in
scaled TT scale 0 P cat:mnt
12.7 mm 0.5 in 0.5 met 12.7mm scaled On2 gauge 0 P cat:mnt
13 mm 0.512 in 0.512 met 13mm scaled 0 P cat:mnt
13.5 mm 0.531 in 0.531 met 13.5mm scaled 0 P cat:mnt
14 mm 0.551 in 0.551 met 14mm scaled 0 P cat:mnt
14.125 mm 0.556 in 0.556 met 14.125mm scaled 0 P cat:mnt
14.2 mm 0.559 in 0.559 met 14.2mm scaled 0 P cat:mnt
14.28 mm 0.562 in 0.562 met 14.28mm scaled 0 P cat:mnt
14.3 mm 0.563 in 0.563 met
imp
14.3mm
0.563in
scaled 0 P cat:mnt
15.75 mm 0.620 in 0.62 met 15.75mm scaled 0 P cat:mnt
16.2 mm 0.638 in 0.638 met 16.2mm scaled 0 P cat:mnt
16.5 mm 0.65 in 0.65 met
imp
16.5mm
0.65in
scaled 0 P cat:mnt
18 mm 0.709 in 0.709 met 18mm scaled 0 P cat:mnt
18.2 mm 0.717 in 0.717 met 18.2mm scaled 0 P cat:mnt
18.83 mm 0.741 in 0.741 met 18.83mm scaled 0 P cat:mnt
19 mm 0.748 in 0.748 met 19mm scaled 0 P cat:mnt
19.05 mm 0.75 in 0.75 imp 0.75in; 3/4in scaled 0 P cat:mnt
19.4 mm 0.764 in 0.764 met 19.4mm scaled 0 P cat:mnt
20.5 mm 0.807 in 0.807 met 20.5mm scaled 0 P cat:mnt
21 mm 0.827 in 0.827 met 21mm scaled 0 P cat:mnt
21.97 mm 0.865 in 0.865 imp 0.865in scaled 0 P cat:mnt
22 mm 0.866 in 0.866 met 22mm scaled 0 P cat:mnt
22.2 mm 0.874 in 0.874 met 22.2mm scaled 0 P cat:mnt
22.43 mm 0.883 in 0.883 imp 0.883in scaled S scale 0 P cat:mnt
22.5 mm 0.886 in 0.886 met 22.5mm scaled 0 P cat:mnt
23 mm 0.906 in 0.906 met 23mm scaled 0 P cat:mnt
24 mm 0.945 in 0.945 met 24mm scaled 0 P cat:mnt
28.08 mm 1.106 in 1.106 met 28.08mm scaled 0 P cat:mnt
28.6 mm 1.125 in 1.125 imp 1.125in; 11/8in scaled 0 P cat:mnt
29.9 mm 1.177 in 1.177 imp 1.177in scaled 0 P cat:mnt
30 mm 1.181 in 1.181 met 30mm scaled 0 P cat:mnt
31.75 mm 1.25 in 1.25 imp 1.25in; 11/4in scaled 0 P cat:mnt
32 mm 1.26 in 1.26 met 32mm scaled 0 P cat:mnt
32.96 mm 1.298 in 1.298 met 32.96mm scaled 0 P cat:mnt
33 mm 1.3 in 1.3 met 33mm scaled 0 P cat:mnt
35 mm 1.378 in 1.378 met 35mm scaled 0 P cat:mnt
36.75 mm 1.447 in 1.447 met 36.75mm scaled 0 P cat:mnt
44.45 mm 1.75 in 1.75 imp 1.75in; 13/4in scaled 0 P cat:mnt
44.85 mm 1.766 in 1.766 imp 1.766in scaled 0 P cat:mnt
45 mm 1.772 in 1.772 met
imp
45mm
1.772in
scaled 0 P cat:mnt
49.2 mm 1.937 in 1.937 met 49.2mm scaled 0 P cat:mnt
50.8 mm 2 in 2 imp 2in scaled 0 P cat:mnt
53.975 mm 2 18 in 2.125 imp 2.125in; 21/8in scaled 0 P cat:mnt
64 mm 2 12 in 2.5 met
imp
64mm
2.5in; 21/2in
scaled 64 mm gauge railway 0 P cat:mnt
70.69 mm 2.781 in 2.781 met
imp
70.64mm; 70.69mm
2.781in
scaled 0 P cat:mnt
89 mm 3 12 in 3 gauge
 
3.5 met
imp
89mm
3.5in; 31/2in
scaled List of rail transport modelling scale standards#NEM 0 P cat:mnt
121 mm 4 34 in 4.75 imp 4.75in; 43/4in min 0 P cat:mnt
127 mm 5 in 5 imp 5in min 0 P cat:mnt
159 mm 6 14 in 6.25 imp 6.25in; 61/4in min Ridable miniature railway 0 P cat:mnt
184 mm 7 14 in 7.25 imp 7.25in; 71/4in min 7 1/4 in gauge railway cat:7¼ ... 0 P cat:mnt
190.5 mm 7 12 in 7.5 imp 7.5in; 71/2in min cat:7½ ... 0 P cat:mnt
210 mm 8 14 in 8.25 imp 8.25in; 81/4in min 0 P cat:mnt
229 mm 9 in 9 imp 9in min 0 P cat:mnt
240 mm 9 716 in 9.4375 imp 9.4375in; 97/16in min 0 P cat:mnt
241 mm 9 12 in 9.5 imp 9.5in; 91/2in min 0 P cat:mnt
254 mm 10 in 10 imp 10in min 0 P cat:mnt
260 mm 10 14 in 10.25 imp 10.25in; 101/4in min Ten and a quarter inch gauge cat:10¼ ... 0 P cat:mnt
267 mm 10 12 in 10.5 imp 10.5in; 101/2in min 0 P cat:mnt
305 mm 12 in 12 imp 12in min 0 P cat:mnt
311 mm 12 14 in 12.25 imp 12.25in; 121/4in min 0 P cat:mnt
318 mm 12 12 in 12.5 imp 12.5in; 121/2in min Miniature Railway Company cat:12½ ... 0 P cat:mnt
321 mm 12 58 in 12.625 imp 12.625in; 125/8in min Midland Beach Railway Company cat:12⅝ ... 0 P cat:mnt
340 mm 13 38 in 13.375 met 340mm min DierenPark Amersfoort 0 P cat:mnt
350 mm 13 2532 in 13.7813 met 350mm min Narrow gauge railways in the Netherlands 0 P cat:mnt
356 mm 14 in 14 imp 14in min 0 P cat:mnt
362 mm 14 14 in 14.25 imp 14.25in; 141/4in min Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway 0 P cat:mnt
368 mm 14 12 in 14.5 imp 14.5in; 141/2in min Long Beach and Asbury Park Railway cat:14½ ... 0 P cat:mnt
381 mm 15 in 15 met
imp
381mm
15in; 1ft3in
min Fifteen-inch gauge railway cat:15 ... 0 P cat:mnt
387 mm 15 14 in 15.25 imp 15.25in; 151/4in min 0 P cat:mnt
400 mm 15 34 in 15.75 met 400mm min 400 mm gauge railway 0 P cat:mnt
406 mm 16 in 16 imp 16in; 1ft4in min List of ridable miniature railways#16 in 0 P cat:mnt
410 mm 16 532 in 16.1563 met 410mm min Narrow gauge railways in Germany#410 mm 0 P cat:mnt
419 mm 16 12 in 16.5 imp 1ft4.5in; 16.5in; 161/2in min 0 P cat:mnt
432 mm 17 in 17 imp 17in; 1ft5in min 0 P cat:mnt
450 mm 17 2332 in 17.7188 met 450mm min 0 P cat:mnt
457 mm 18 in 18 imp 18in; 1ft6in min 18 in gauge railway 0 P cat:mnt
470 mm 18 12 in 18.5 imp 18.5in; 1ft6.5in; 181/2in min 0 P cat:mnt
480 mm 18 78 in 18.875 met 480mm min Permanent way (history) 0 P cat:mnt
483 mm 19 in 19 imp 19in; 1ft7in min 19 in gauge railway 0 P cat:mnt
495 mm 19 12 in 19.5 imp 19.5in; 1ft7.5in; 191/2in min 0 P cat:mnt
500 mm 19 34 in 19.75 met 500mm min 500 mm gauge railway 0 P cat:mnt
508 mm 20 in 20 imp 20in; 1ft8in narrow cat:20 ... 0 P cat:mnt
520 mm 20 1532 in 20.4688 met 520mm narrow List of track gauges#520 mm 0 P cat:mnt
533 mm 21 in 21 imp 21in; 1ft9in narrow cat:21 ... 0 P cat:mnt
550 mm 21 2132 in 21.6563 met 550mm narrow 0 P cat:mnt
557 mm 21 1516 in 21.9375 met 557mm narrow 0 P cat:mnt
559 mm 1 ft 10 in 22 imp 22in; 1ft10in narrow 0 P cat:mnt
560 mm 22 116 in 22.0625 met 560mm narrow List of track gauges#560 mm 0 P cat:mnt
575 mm 22 58 in 22.625 met 575mm narrow List of track gauges#575 mm 0 P cat:mnt
578 mm 1 ft 10 34 in 22.75 imp 1ft10.75in; 22.75in; 1ft103/4in; 223/4in narrow cat:1 ... 0 P cat:mnt
580 mm 22 2732 in 22.8438 met 580mm narrow List of track gauges#580 mm 0 P cat:mnt
591 mm 1 ft 11 14 in 23.25 imp 23.25in; 1ft11.25in; 1ft111/4in; 231/4in narrow Festiniog and Blaenau Railway 0 P cat:mnt
597 mm 1 ft 11 12 in 23.5 imp 23.5in; 1ft11.5in; 1ft111/2in; 231/2in narrow 2 ft and 600 mm gauge railways cat:1 ... 0 P cat:mnt
600 mm 1 ft 11 58 in 23.625 met 600mm narrow 2 ft and 600 mm gauge railways cat:600 ... 0 P cat:mnt
603 mm 1 ft 11 34 in 23.75 imp 23.75in; 1ft11.75in; 1ft113/4in; 233/4in narrow 2 ft and 600 mm gauge railways cat:1 ... 0 P cat:mnt
610 mm 2 ft 24 met
imp
610mm
2ft; 24in
narrow 2 ft and 600 mm gauge railways cat:2 ... 0 P cat:mnt
613 mm 2 ft 18 in 24.125 imp 24.125in; 2ft0.125in; 2ft1/8in; 241/8in narrow British quarrying and mining narrow gauge railways#Sand and gravel extraction 0 P cat:mnt
620 mm 2 ft 1332 in 24.4063 met 620mm narrow 0 P cat:mnt
622 mm 2 ft 12 in 24.5 imp 24.5in; 2ft0.5in; 2ft1/2in; 241/2in narrow Penrhyn Quarry Railway cat:2 ... 0 P cat:mnt
630 mm 24 1316 in 24.8125 met 630mm narrow List of track gauges#630 mm 0 P cat:mnt
655 mm 2 ft 1 2532 in 25.7813 met 655mm narrow List of track gauges#655 mm 0 P cat:mnt
660 mm 2 ft 2 in 26 imp 26in; 2ft2in narrow Cwt y Bugail Quarry cat:2 ... 0 P cat:mnt
686 mm 2 ft 3 in 27 imp 27in; 2ft3in narrow List of 2 ft 3 in gauge railways cat:2 ... 0 P cat:mnt
693 mm 2 ft 3 932 in 27.2813 met 693mm narrow Narrow gauge railways in Sweden 0 P cat:mnt
699 mm 2 ft 3 12 in 27.5 imp 2ft3.5in; 27.5in narrow 0 P cat:mnt
700 mm 2 ft 3 916 in 27.5625 met 700mm narrow Narrow gauge railways in the Netherlands 0 P cat:mnt
705 mm 2 ft 3 34 in 27.75 imp 27.75in; 2ft3.75in; 2ft33/4in; 273/4in narrow 0 P cat:mnt
711 mm 2 ft 4 in 28 imp 28in; 2ft4in narrow Snailbeach District Railways cat:2 ... 0 P cat:mnt
716 mm 2 ft 4 316 in 28.1875 met 716mm narrow Narrow gauge railways in Poland 0 P cat:mnt
724 mm 2 ft 4 12 in 28.5 imp 28.5in; 2ft4.5in; 2ft41/2in; 281/2in narrow Glyn Valley Tramway cat:2 ... 0 P cat:mnt
737 mm 2 ft 5 in 29 imp 29in; 2ft5in narrow British industrial narrow gauge railways#General freight 0 P cat:mnt
740 mm 2 ft 5 18 in 29.125 met 740mm narrow List of track gauges#740 mm 0 P cat:mnt
750 mm 2 ft 5 12 in 29.5 met
imp
750mm
29.5in; 2ft5.5in; 2ft51/2in; 291/2in
narrow 750 mm gauge railways cat:750 ... 0 P cat:mnt
760 mm 2 ft 5 1516 in Bosnian gauge 29.9375 met 760mm; bosnian narrow Bosnian gauge cat:760 ... 0 P cat:mnt
762 mm 2 ft 6 in 30 met
imp
762mm
2ft6in; 30in
narrow 2 ft 6 in gauge railways cat:2 ... 0 P cat:mnt
765 mm 2 ft 6 18 in 30.125 met 765mm narrow 0 P cat:mnt
775 mm 2 ft 6 12 in 30.5 imp 30.5in; 2ft6.5in; 2ft61/2in; 301/2in narrow 0 P cat:mnt
780 mm 2 ft 6 2332 in 30.7188 met 780mm narrow Hohenzollern Locomotive Works 0 P cat:mnt
785 mm 2 ft 6 2932 in 30.9063 met 785mm narrow 0 P cat:mnt
787 mm 2 ft 7 in 31 imp 2ft7in; 31in narrow Dyserth branch line 0 P cat:mnt
791 mm 2 ft 7 532 in 31.1563 met 791mm narrow 0 P cat:mnt
800 mm 2 ft 7 12 in 31.5 met 800mm narrow 800 mm gauge railways 0 P cat:mnt
802 mm 2 ft 7 916 in 31.5625 met 802mm narrow 0 P cat:mnt
813 mm 2 ft 8 in 32 imp 32in; 2ft8in narrow 0 P cat:mnt
820 mm 2 ft 8 932 in 32.2813 met 820mm narrow 0 P cat:mnt
825 mm 2 ft 8 12 in 32.5 imp 2ft8.5in; 32.5in; 2ft81/2in; 321/2in narrow 0 P cat:mnt
838 mm 2 ft 9 in 33 imp 2ft9in; 33in narrow 0 P cat:mnt
840 mm 2 ft 9 116 in 33.0625 met 840mm narrow Hohenzollern Locomotive Works 0 P cat:mnt
850 mm 2 ft 9 1532 in 33.4688 met 850mm narrow Menaggio–Porlezza railway cat:850 ... 0 P cat:mnt
860 mm 2 ft 9 78 in 33.875 met 860mm narrow 0 P cat:mnt
864 mm 2 ft 10 in 34 imp 34in; 2ft10in narrow Porthgain Railway#2 ft 10 in 0 P cat:mnt
876 mm 2 ft 10 12 in 34.5 imp 2ft10.5in; 34.5in; 2ft101/2in; 341/2in narrow 0 P cat:mnt
880 mm 2 ft 10 2132 in 34.6563 met 880mm narrow List of track gauges#880 mm 0 P cat:mnt
889 mm 2 ft 11 in 35 imp 35in; 2ft11in narrow List of track gauges#889 mm 0 P cat:mnt
891 mm 2 ft 11 332 in Swedish three foot 35.0938 met 891mm; swedish; swedishthreefoot narrow Swedish three foot gauge railways cat:891 ... 0 P cat:mnt
900 mm 2 ft 11 716 in 35.4375 met 900mm narrow 900 mm gauge railways cat:900 ... 0 P cat:mnt
914 mm 3 ft 36 met
imp
met
914mm
3ft; 36in
915mm
narrow 3 ft gauge railways cat:3 ... 0 P cat:mnt
925 mm 3 ft 1332 in 36.4063 met 925mm narrow Trams in Chemnitz cat:925 ... 0 P cat:mnt
927 mm 3 ft 12 in 36.5 imp 3ft0.5in; 36.5in; 3ft1/2in; 361/2in narrow British industrial narrow gauge railways#3 ft 1/2 in 0 P cat:mnt
940 mm 3 ft 1 in 37 imp 37in; 3ft1in narrow British quarrying and mining narrow gauge railways 0 P cat:mnt
943 mm 3 ft 1 18 in 37.125 imp 37.125in; 3ft11/8in; 371/8in narrow 0 P cat:mnt
946 mm 3 ft 1 14 in 37.25 met 946mm narrow Kaprun disaster 0 P cat:mnt
950 mm 3 ft 1 38 in 37.375 met 950mm narrow Track gauge in Italy cat:950 ... 0 P cat:mnt
955 mm 3 ft 1 1932 in 37.5938 met 955mm narrow Polybahn funicular 0 P cat:mnt
965 mm 3 ft 2 in 38 imp 38in; 3ft2in narrow Clifton Rocks Railway cat:3 ... 0 P cat:mnt
972 mm 3 ft 2 14 in 38.25 imp 38.25in; 3ft2.25in; 3ft21/4in; 381/4in narrow British quarrying and mining narrow gauge railways 0 P cat:mnt
985 mm 3 ft 2 2532 in 38.7813 met 985mm narrow Zugerbergbahn funicular cat:985 ... 0 P cat:mnt
991 mm 3 ft 3 in 39 imp 3ft3in; 39in narrow Tranent to Cockenzie Waggonway 0 P cat:mnt
1,000 mm 3 ft 3 38 in metre gauge 39.375 met 1000mm; metre; meter; 1m narrow Metre gauge cat:Metre ... 0 P cat:mnt
1,009 mm 3 ft 3 2332 in metre gauge 39.7188 met 1009mm narrow Metre gauge 0 P cat:mnt
1,016 mm 3 ft 4 in 40 imp 40in; 3ft4in narrow Kilmarnock and Troon Railway cat:3 ... 0 P cat:mnt
1,029 mm 3 ft 4 12 in 40.5 imp 40.5in; 3ft4.5in; 3ft41/2in; 401/2in narrow Herne Bay Pier 0 P cat:mnt
1,035 mm 3 ft 4 34 in 40.75 imp 40.75in; 3ft4.75in; 3ft43/4in; 403/4in narrow Lake Lock Rail Road 0 P cat:mnt
1,040 mm 3 ft 5 in 41 met 1040mm narrow Festungsbahn (Salzburg) cat:1040 ... 0 P cat:mnt
1,050 mm 3 ft 5 1132 in 41.3438 met 1050mm narrow Hejaz Railway cat:1050 ... 0 P cat:mnt
1,055 mm 3 ft 5 12 in 41.5 met
imp
1055mm
41.5in; 3ft5.5in; 3ft51/2in; 411/2in
narrow National Company for Rail Transport cat:1055 ... 0 P cat:mnt
1,065 mm 3 ft 5 1516 in Cape gauge 41.9375 met 1065mm narrow 3 ft 6 in gauge railways cat:3 ... 0 P cat:mnt
1,067 mm 3 ft 6 in  
 
Cape gauge
42 met
imp
imp
1067mm
3ft6in; 42in
cape
narrow 3 ft 6 in gauge railways cat:3 ... 0 P cat:mnt
1,093 mm 3 ft 7 in 43 met
imp
1093mm
43in; 3ft7in
narrow Köping–Uttersberg–Riddarhyttan Railway cat:3 ... 0 P cat:mnt
1,099 mm 3 ft 7 14 in 43.25 met 1099mm narrow Narrow gauge railways in Sweden 0 P cat:mnt
1,100 mm 3 ft 7 516 in 43.3125 met 1100mm narrow Santa Teresa Tram cat:1100 ... 0 P cat:mnt
1,106 mm 3 ft 7 12 in 43.5 met
imp
1106mm
43.5in; 3ft7.5in; 3ft71/2in; 431/2in
narrow 0 P cat:mnt
1,124 mm 3 ft 8 14 in 44.25 imp 44.25in; 3ft8.25in; 3ft81/4in; 441/4in narrow 0 P cat:mnt
1,130 mm 3 ft 8 12 in 44.5 imp 44.5in; 3ft8.5in; 3ft81/2in; 441/2in narrow London Pneumatic Despatch Company 0 P cat:mnt
1,143 mm 3 ft 9 in 45 imp 45in; 3ft9in narrow Middlebere Plateway cat:3 ... 0 P cat:mnt
1,156 mm 3 ft 9 12 in 45.5 imp 45.5in; 3ft9.5in; 3ft91/2in; 451/2in narrow Arcata and Mad River Railroad cat:3 ... 0 P cat:mnt
1,168 mm 3 ft 10 in 46 imp 46in; 3ft10in narrow Fajardo, Puerto Rico 0 P cat:mnt
1,188 mm 3 ft 10 2532 in 46.7813 met 1188mm narrow Engelsberg-Norberg Railway 0 P cat:mnt
1,194 mm 3 ft 11 in 47 imp 47in; 3ft11in narrow 0 P cat:mnt
1,200 mm 3 ft 11 14 in 47.25 met 1200mm narrow Narrow-gauge railway#Four foot and 1200 mm gauge cat:1200 ... 0 P cat:mnt
1,217 mm 3 ft 11 2932 in 47.9063 met 1217mm narrow 0 P cat:mnt
1,219 mm 4 ft 48 imp 48in; 4ft narrow Four foot gauge railway 0 P cat:mnt
1,245 mm 4 ft 1 in 49 imp 49in; 4ft1in narrow 0 P cat:mnt
1,257 mm 4 ft 1 12 in 49.5 imp 49.5in; 4ft1.5in; 4ft11/2in; 491/2in narrow 0 P cat:mnt
1,270 mm 4 ft 2 in 50 imp 50in; 4ft2in narrow 0 P cat:mnt
1,295 mm 4 ft 3 in 51 imp 51in; 4ft3in narrow Delaware and Hudson Gravity Railroad cat:4 ... 0 P cat:mnt
1,300 mm 4 ft 3 316 in 51.1875 met 1300mm narrow Reisszug cat:1300 ... 0 P cat:mnt
1,321 mm 4 ft 4 in 52 imp 52in; 4ft4in narrow 0 P cat:mnt
1,333 mm 4 ft 4 12 in 52.5 imp 52.5in; 4ft4.5in; 4ft41/2in; 521/2in narrow 0 P cat:mnt
1,350 mm 4 ft 5 532 in 53.1563 met 1350mm narrow 0 P cat:mnt
1,372 mm 4 ft 6 in  
 
Scotch gauge
54 met
imp
imp
1372mm
54in; 4ft6in
scotch
narrow Toden_Arakawa_Line
4 ft 6 in gauge railway
4 ft 6 in gauge railway
cat:4 ... 0 P cat:mnt
1,384 mm 4 ft 6 12 in 54.5 imp 54.5in; 4ft6.5in; 4ft61/2in; 541/2in narrow Dundee and Newtyle Railway cat:4 ... 0 P cat:mnt
1,397 mm 4 ft 7 in 55 imp 4ft7in; 55in narrow List of track gauges#4 ft 7 in 0 P cat:mnt
1,410 mm 4 ft 7 12 in 55.5 imp 4ft7.5in; 55.5in; 4ft71/2in; 551/2in narrow Standard gauge#Origins 0 P cat:mnt
1,416 mm 4 ft 7 34 in 55.75 imp 55.75in; 4ft7.75in; 4ft73/4in narrow Glasgow Corporation Tramways cat:4 ... 0 P cat:mnt
1,422 mm 4 ft 8 in 56 met
imp
1422mm
56in; 4ft8in
narrow New Orleans and Carrollton Railroad cat:4 ... 0 P cat:mnt
1,429 mm 4 ft 8 14 in 56.25 imp 56.25in; 4ft8.25in; 4ft81/4in; 561/4in narrow Washington Metro rolling stock cat:Washington ... 0 P cat:mnt
1,432 mm 4 ft 8 38 in 56.375 met 1432mm narrow Track gauge in Hong Kong cat:1432 ... 0 P cat:mnt
1,435 mm 4 ft 8 12 in standard gauge
standard gauge
56.5 met
imp
1435mm; sg; standard; metsg; sgmet
4ft8.5in; 56.5in; 4ft81/2in; 561/2in; ussg; sgus; usstandard; uksg; sguk; impsg; sgimp
s.g. Standard gauge cat:Standard ... 0 P cat:mnt
1,440 mm 4 ft 8 1116 in 56.6875 met 1440mm broad St. Moritz–Corviglia funicular 0 P cat:mnt
1,445 mm 4 ft 8 78 in 56.875 met 1445mm broad Track gauge in Italy cat:1445 ... 0 P cat:mnt
1,448 mm 4 ft 9 in 57 imp 57in; 4ft9in broad Manchester and Leeds Railway cat:4 ... 0 P cat:mnt
1,450 mm 4 ft 9 332 in 57.0938 met 1450mm broad Trams in Dresden 0 P cat:mnt
1,457 mm 4 ft 9 38 in 57.375 imp 57.375in; 573/8in; 4ft93/8in; 4ft9.375in broad Cleveland and Mahoning Valley Railroad 0 P cat:mnt
1,458 mm 4 ft 9 1332 in 57.4063 met 1458mm broad Trams in Leipzig 0 P cat:mnt
1,461 mm 4 ft 9 12 in 57.5 imp 4ft9.5in; 57.5in; 4ft91/2in; 571/2in broad Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati Railroad#Construction of the line 0 P cat:mnt
1,473 mm 4 ft 10 in Ohio gauge 58 imp 58in; 4ft10in; ohio broad four foot ten inch gauge railways 0 P cat:mnt
1,492 mm 4 ft 10 34 in 58.75 imp 58.75in; 4ft10.75in; 4ft103/4in; 583/4in broad 0 P cat:mnt
1,495 mm 4 ft 10 78 in Toronto gauge 58.875 imp 58.875in; 4ft10.875in; 4ft107/8in; 587/8in; toronto broad 1495 mm gauge railways cat:4 ... 0 P cat:mnt
1,500 mm 4 ft 11 116 in 59.0625 met 1500mm broad 0 P cat:mnt
1,520 mm 4 ft 11 2732 in Russian gauge 59.8438 met 1520mm; russian broad 5 ft and 1520 mm gauge railways cat:1520 ... 0 P cat:mnt
1,524 mm 5 ft 60 met
imp
1524mm
60in; 5ft
broad 5 ft and 1520 mm gauge railways cat:5 ... 0 P cat:mnt
1,537 mm 5 ft 12 in 60.5 imp 60.5in; 5ft0.5in; 5ft1/2in; 601/2in broad 0 P cat:mnt
1,575 mm 5 ft 2 in 62 imp 62in; 5ft2in broad 0 P cat:mnt
1,581 mm 5 ft 2 14 in 62.25 imp 62.25in; 5ft2.25in; 5ft21/4in; 621/4in broad SEPTA Subway–Surface Trolley Lines 0 P cat:mnt
1,588 mm 5 ft 2 12 in  
Pennsylvania trolley gauge
62.5 imp
imp
62.5in; 5ft2.5in; 5ft21/2in; 621/2in
pennsylvania; pennsylvaniatrolley; pennsylvanian; pennsylvaniantrolley
broad five foot two and a half inch gauge railways 0 P cat:mnt
1,600 mm 5 ft 3 in  
 
Victorian broad gauge
Irish gauge
63 met
imp
met
imp
1600mm
5ft3in; 63in
victorian
irish
broad 5 ft 3 in gauge railways cat:5 ... 0 P cat:mnt
1,613 mm 5 ft 3 12 in 63.5 imp 63.5in; 5ft3.5in; 5ft31/2in; 631/2in broad 0 P cat:mnt
1,638 mm 5 ft 4 12 in Baltimore streetcar gauge 64.5 imp 64.5in; 5ft4.5in; 5ft41/2in; 641/2in; baltimore; baltimorestreetcar broad 5 ft 4½ in gauge railways 0 P cat:mnt
1,664 mm 5 ft 5 12 in 65.5 met 1664mm broad Iberian gauge#1664 mm 0 P cat:mnt
1,668 mm 5 ft 5 2132 in Iberian gauge 65.6563 met 1668mm; iberian broad Iberian gauge cat:Iberian ... 0 P cat:mnt
1,672 mm 5 ft 5 1316 in 65.8125 met 1672mm broad Iberian gauge#1672 mm 0 P cat:mnt
1,676 mm 5 ft 6 in  
 
Indian gauge
66 met
imp
imp
1676mm
5ft6in; 66in
indian
broad 5 ft 6 in gauge railway cat:5 ... 0 P cat:mnt
1,727 mm 5 ft 8 in 68 imp 68in; 5ft8in broad 0 P cat:mnt
1,750 mm 5 ft 8 78 in 68.875 met 1750mm broad 0 P cat:mnt
1,800 mm 5 ft 10 78 in 70.875 met 1800mm broad List of track gauges#1800 mm 0 P cat:mnt
1,829 mm 6 ft 72 imp 6ft; 72in broad Erie Gauge War cat:6 ... 0 P cat:mnt
1,850 mm 6 ft 2732 in 72.8438 met 1850mm broad 0 P cat:mnt
1,880 mm 6 ft 2 in 74 met
imp
1880mm
6ft2in; 74in
broad Taipei Metro
Ulster Railway
cat:6 ... 0 P cat:mnt
1,945 mm 6 ft 4 916 in 76.5625 met 1945mm broad De Arend (locomotive) 0 P cat:mnt
1,980 mm 6 ft 6 in 78 met
imp
1980mm
78in; 6ft6in
broad Carmelit
Scarborough funiculars#St Nicholas Cliff Lift
0 P cat:mnt
2,000 mm 6 ft 6 34 in 78.75 met 2000mm; 2m broad 0 P cat:mnt
2,134 mm 7 ft Brunel gauge 84 imp 84in; 7ft; brunel broad 7-foot gauge railway cat:7 ... 0 P cat:mnt
2,140 mm 7 ft 14 in Brunel gauge 84.25 imp 84.25in; 7ft0.25in; 7ft1/4in; 841/4in broad 7-foot-¼-inch gauge railway cat:7 ... 0 P cat:mnt
2,286 mm 7 ft 6 in 90 imp 90in; 7ft6in broad 0 P cat:mnt
2,440 mm 8 ft 96 imp 96in; 8ft broad 0 P cat:mnt
2,743 mm 9 ft 108 imp 108in; 9ft broad 0 P cat:mnt
3,000 mm 9 ft 10 18 in 118.125 met 3000mm; 3m broad Breitspurbahn 0 P cat:mnt
3,048 mm 10 ft 120 imp 120in; 10ft broad 0 P cat:mnt
3,327 mm 10 ft 11 in 131 imp 10ft11in; 131in broad List of track gauges#3327 mm 0 P cat:mnt
3,696 mm 12 ft 1 12 in 145.5 imp 12ft1.5in; 145.5in; 12ft11/2in; 1451/2in broad Hamilton Incline Railway 0 P cat:mnt
5,486 mm 18 ft 216 imp 18ft; 216in broad List of track gauges#18 ft 0 P cat:mnt
8,200 mm 26 ft 10 2732 in 322.8438 met 8200mm broad List of track gauges#8200 mm 0 P cat:mnt
9,000 mm 29 ft 6 516 in 354.3125 met 9000mm broad Krasnoyarsk Dam 0 P cat:mnt
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Formatting input

When entering a track gauge (like {}, these are formatting options. Keep in mind that only defined gauges are recognised.

Spacing is free, and fractions can be used in imperial units. Primes (' and ") may be used for [foot, inch]. Any [foot, inch] size can be entered in all-inches (4 ft 8 1/2 in equals 56 1/2 in and 56.5 in).

Input options, examples
Parameter
input
Result Note
1435 mm 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
standard gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge, by name
4 ft 8.5 in 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge, this way puts imperial units first
UK sg 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge, this way puts imperial units first
56.5 in 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge, by all-inches
56.5" 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge, using primes
56 1/2 in 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge, using slash for fraction
1 m 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in) 1 m is recognised, but not many more in m. Better use mm
16.5 mm 16.5 mm (0.65 in) HO scale model railway
16.5 in 16 12 in (419 mm) Miniature railway
7 ft 0.25 in 7 ft 14 in (2,140 mm) Brunel
2140 mm 2140 mm Not recognised (so no converted value). This track gauge, Brunel's, is not defined in mm.
65 in 65 in Input not recognised (so no converted value); output copies the input.
This is a good way to enter an uncovered rail gauge on a page: other editors will notice (and can add a new gauge to the template!).

Parameters

{} 
Optional parameters
Parameter What it does Example (code) Example (output)
lk=on Links the defining measure (first measure)
"defined size" depends on input
{}

{}

3 ft 6 in (1,067 mm)
1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
al=on Adds the alternate name after the gauge measurement values {} 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
allk=on Adds a wikilink to the alternate name where applicable {} 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
first=imp
first=met
Puts the requested measure first (metric, imperial) {} 3 ft 3 38 in (1,000 mm)
disp=any text The text will be written between the measurements, two spaces added. Brackets are omitted. Text must be 2 characters or more. (codes for |disp= are processed as described: 1, s, /, br). {} 1,435 mm also defined as being 4 ft 8 12 in
disp=s or / Uses a slash as a separator rather than parentheses {} 1,435 mm / 4 ft 8 12 in
disp=[] Uses a square brackets rather than parentheses {} 1,435 mm [4 ft 8 12 in]
disp=1 Only shows the first measure (may be used when repeated on a page
or in conjunction with first= to display the output only)
{} 1,435 mm
disp=br Forces a line break after the first size (and also before any gauge name) {} 1,435 mm
(4 ft 8 12 in)
nowrap=off (default), on, all Sets possible line break (line wrap): after between the measurements (off=defalt), not (on, all), or not at all when named gauge is present. (note: until May 2014, default behaviour was no break between the measurements. This has changed.) {} 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
addcat=no Will not add a maintenance category {} 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
unitlink=on Adds wikilinks to the measurement unit labels {} 1,435 mm (ft 8 12 in)
  • Names can be universal, being defined worldwide. For example: Iberian gauge, 1,668 mm (5 ft 5 2132 in) Iberian gauge. Other names can be localor culturally restricted, for example the name "Cape gauge" is used in South Africa for 3 ft 6 in (1,067 mm), but not in Japan (in Japan that same track gauge is not named).
  • Also, two sizes can lead to one gauge name.

Named gauges

Established gauge names can be entered. The word "gauge" can be omitted. Case-insensitive (A=a). See also the |al=, |allk= parameters (below), to show a gauge name in the outcome.

Input Result Note
{} 5 ft 4 12 in (1,638 mm) Baltimore streetcar gauge
{} 5 ft 4 12 in (1,638 mm) Baltimore streetcar gauge Omitting " gauge", same effect
{} 5 ft 4 12 in (1,638 mm) Baltimore streetcar gauge Case-insensitive (A=a)
{} 5 ft 4 12 in (1,638 mm) Baltimore streetcar gauge |al=on shows the alternative (name)
{} 5 ft 4 12 in (1,638 mm) Baltimore streetcar gauge |allk=on shows the alternative (name), linked
{} 5 ft 4 12 in (1,638 mm) Baltimore streetcar gauge |lk=on links the size (as always)
{} 5 ft 4 12 in (1,638 mm) Baltimore streetcar gauge This one has more names
{} 760 mm (2 ft 5 1516 in) Bosnian gauge
{} 7 ft (2,134 mm) Brunel gauge
{} 3 ft 6 in (1,067 mm) Cape gauge
{} 1,668 mm (5 ft 5 2132 in) Iberian gauge
{} 5 ft 6 in (1,676 mm) Indian gauge
{} 1,600 mm (5 ft 3 in) Victorian broad gauge
{} 5 ft 3 in (1,600 mm) Irish gauge
{} 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in) metre gauge
{} 4 ft 10 in (1,473 mm) Ohio gauge
{} 5 ft 2 12 in (1,588 mm) Pennsylvania trolley gauge
{} 5 ft 2 12 in (1,588 mm) Pennsylvania trolley gauge
{} 1,520 mm (4 ft 11 2732 in) Russian gauge
{} 4 ft 6 in (1,372 mm) Scotch gauge
{} 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge Also: "sg", "metsg" (metric units first)
{} 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge Also: "imp sg", "UK sg", "NA sg" (imperial units first)
{} 891 mm (2 ft 11 332 in) Swedish three foot
{} 891 mm (2 ft 11 332 in) Swedish three foot
{} 4 ft 10 78 in (1,495 mm) Toronto gauge

English variant (ENGVAR)

For articles written in US-English, it is possible to set parameter |engvar=en-US. In this situation, the US-English spelling is shown (metER):

{}1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in) meter gauge

Why not use {{Convert}}?

To convert a track gauge, using {{Convert}} comes to mind. For example, standard gauge:

  • {} → 1,435 mm (4 ft 8.5 in)
However, this has some disadvantages. First of all, track gauges are defined by an institute, not just measured. The list of those defined track gauges is limited, and overseeable (today some 270 physical sizes are defined).
Using {{Track gauge}} allows us to track (follow) all articles with a specific gauge. This way the list can be made more accurate, correct and complete.
Also, the track definition can be directly linked to the sourcing article: 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in).
Further more, the template allows to recognise named gauges such as "Russian gauge".

Tracking category

{{Track gauge}} detects that an undefined gauge is entered, and signal the page for maintenance. For example, metre gauge is only defined in metric. Entering an imperial size would categorise that article in Category:Articles using template 'Track gauge' with unrecognized input (4).

TemplateData

This is the TemplateData documentation for this template used by VisualEditor and other tools; see the monthly error report for this template.

TemplateData for Track gauge

The template formats a track gauge size into standard notation and adds the conversion into the imperial/metric (other) size

Template parameters

ParameterDescriptionTypeStatus
Track gauge definition1

Defined track gauge, in mm or ft in. Also can accept: ' '', m, gauge name

Stringrequired
Link top measurement unitslk

=on: adds link to the gauge defining article

Stringoptional
Alternative nameal

=on: Add gauge name (if existing)

Stringoptional
Alternative name, linkedallk

=on: Add gauge name (if existing) and link to its wiki page

Stringoptional
Display converted gaugedisp

Separator for the converted value: 1=none (first value only); =s, /: slash separator; =''Any text'' (2 or more characters): Any literal text written between the two values.

Default
(...) brackets
Stringoptional
Which unit to mention firstfirst

=met: metric first; =imp: imperial first (default: input unit)

Default
By input
Stringoptional
Allow line wrapping of textnowrap

wrap=off, on, all: allows lin breaking between the two measurements. Default: on. 'all' disallows linebreaking wiothing an alternative name

Default
off
Stringoptional
Wikilink unitsunitlink

=on: do wikilink

Stringoptional
Categorize pageaddcat

=no: do not categorize

Default
yes
Stringoptional
ENGVARengvar

When set to en-US, "metRE" is spelled "metER"

Default
en-UK
Example
meter gauge only
Unknownoptional

See also

Sources

External links; sources

Sources
Scaled rail models
DGEG (German) Spurweiten_Auswahl 107-Spurweiten_Auswahl Spurweiten_Auswahl