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Loading gauge

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A loading gauge to check the maximum height of loaded rail vehicles

A Loading gauge defines the maximum height and width for railway vehicles and their loads to ensure safe passage through bridges, tunnels and other structures.[1] Classification systems vary between different countries and gauges may vary across a network, even if the track gauge remains constant.

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  1. "Glossary". Network Rail. Archived from the original on 6 May 2009. Retrieved 15 May 2009.