A wider length involving the rails than the ldquostandardrdquo measure of four feet eight inches and a half See Gauge
- a railroad track (or its width) broader as compared to standard 56.5 ins
- A wider length between your rails versus "standard" gauge of four foot eight inches and a half. See Gauge.
They are nearly always placed transversely, across the direction of the lines, the longitudinal position such as was adopted in connexion with the broad gauge on the Great Western in England having been abandoned except in special cases.