A railway loading gauge is typically a curved timber or metal bar suspended above a railway track in a goods yard or industrial siding. Loading gauges are used to check if the freight loaded in an open-sided or open-topped freight wagon is 'within gauge' - i.e. to check that it is both low enough and narrow enough to pass safely along the line without hitting anything.
SCRCA Location Type: Loading Gauge
The following examples from the SCRCA Project database illustrate this location type. Locations are only displayed here if the site or structure has been assessed and if a default image is available. The locations are grouped by 'variant' (where appropriate), then sorted by Location ID.
- To view the full Location Summary for one of the sites or structures, click on the relevant location name / description.
- To view a larger version of one or more of the images in a slideshow format, click on one of the thumbnail images.
NB: The slideshow will NOT run if you attempt to open it in a new window.
Errors and omissions