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800mm gauge railways are narrow-gauge railways built to a track gauge of 800 mm (2 ft 7 12 in).

Whilst this gauge is uncommon amongst adhesion railways, some of the world's best known rack railways are built to it. Six of these are in Switzerland, including the world's steepest rack line (the Pilatus Railway) and the world's longest pure rack line (the Wengernalp Railway), whilst the United Kingdom's only rack railway (the Snowdon Mountain Railway) is also to this gauge. A few funicular railways are also built to this gauge.[1][2][3][4]


Country/territory Railway
United Kingdom

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  1. ^ Three small tank engines, Free Miner, Trafalgar and The Brothers, were built by the Lilleshall Company from 1865.[6]

  1. ^ "World's steepest cogwheel railway". Pilatus Bahnen. Retrieved 2014-05-21.
  2. ^ "WAB - die längste Zahnradbahn" [WAB - the longest cog railway]. Jungfraubahn. Archived from the original on 2014-06-13. Retrieved 2014-05-25. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  3. ^ "Snowdon Mountain Railway". Retrieved 2014-05-21.
  4. ^ "DPB - Davos Parsenn Bahn". Funimag. Retrieved 2014-05-21.
  5. ^ "Eisenerzbergbau in Braunfels - Die Braunfelser Ernstbahn - Geschichte einer besonderen Kleinbahn" (in German). Stadt Braunfels. Retrieved 2014-05-21.
  6. ^ Neale, Andrew (2009). Industrial Narrow gauge album. Plateway Press. ISBN 978-1871980615.