Civil Engineering - Railways - Discussion


Distance between inner faces of the flanges, is kept

[A]. equal to the gauge distance
[B]. slightly less than the gauge distance
[C]. slightly more than the gauge distance
[D]. none of these.

Answer: Option B


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Sai said: (Apr 30, 2015)  
I would like to know the reason behind lesser spacing than the Gauge that to be provided. Can anybody clarify it?

Indrajit said: (Nov 6, 2016)  
The gauge distance is the distance b/w running face of rail but flange has 19 mm gap from running face so flange distance 19 x 2 = 38mm sorter.

-> Means slightly short.

Dil said: (Nov 20, 2016)  
To prevent touching of flanges of wheel to the inner side of the rail.

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