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standard gauge

a railway track with a distance of 4 ft. 8½ in. (1.435 m) between the lines; used on most railways
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The 1.52-meter wide-gauge standard adopted for the Russian Empire has always been a headache because cargo must all be moved at the borders to railway cars on the 1.435 meter standard-gauge track adopted in almost the entire rest of the world, including China and Iran.

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