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Gauge Collection

"Gauge: Measuring the World's Diversity and Progress" From the iconic Scales of Justice adorning the Old Bailey Law Courts to the bustling Inns of Court

Background imageGauge Collection: Brunel & Broad Gauge

Brunel & Broad Gauge
ISAMBARD KINGDOM BRUNEL The ghost of Brunel laments the burial of the railway broad gauge he invented

Background imageGauge Collection: The Scales of Justice above the Old Bailey Law Courts, Inns of Court, London, England, UK

The Scales of Justice above the Old Bailey Law Courts, Inns of Court, London, England, UK

Background imageGauge Collection: Box Station, 1885

Box Station, 1885
A view of Box station in 1885, showing a standard gauge locomotive stood on mixed gauge track. The West portal of Middle Hill Tunnel can be seen in the distance

Background imageGauge Collection: The Last Broad Gauge Locomotive, May 1892

The Last Broad Gauge Locomotive, May 1892
The last broad gauge locomotive to leave Paddingon can be seen here passing through Sonning Cutting

Background imageGauge Collection: Tape recorder

Tape recorder
Ampex reel-to-reel tape recorder and Gates Radio Company modulation monitor, photographed in recording studio mock-up at Route 66 Hall of Fame and Museum, Pontiac, Illinois

Background imageGauge Collection: Rheidol Vale Railway

Rheidol Vale Railway
The Vale of Rheidol Railway, Aberystwyth, Wales, opened in 1902 to serve the local lead mines. Here is one of the engine sheds at Aberystwyth. The line was privatised 1989

Background imageGauge Collection: Spectroscope (c. 1860) by Bunsen and Kirchhoff, published in 1880

Spectroscope (c. 1860) by Bunsen and Kirchhoff, published in 1880
Spectroscope by Robert Bunsen (German chemist, 1811 - 1899) and Gustav Robert Kirchhoff (German physicist, 1824 - 1884). A spectroscope is an optical device

Background imageGauge Collection: Kings Cross station, London, Great Northern Railway

Kings Cross station, London, Great Northern Railway. View of tracks 6 to 10, with several passenger carriages in view. There is a height gauge over the centre track

Background imageGauge Collection: Man paragliding over the Mediterranean coast

Man paragliding over the Mediterranean coast, Fethiye, Turkey, Asia

Background imageGauge Collection: Overhead view of the fruit and vegetable market

Overhead view of the fruit and vegetable market, Pushkar, Rajasthan State, India, Asia

Background imageGauge Collection: View of Swindon Station, c. 1880s

View of Swindon Station, c. 1880s
This image of Swindon Junction station was taken before the change of gauge in 1892. Mixed gauge can be seen on the centre/left tracks

Background imageGauge Collection: Micrometer screw gauge

Micrometer screw gauge. This is an instrument used to accurately measure small distances. Here it is being used to measure the thickness of a piece of wire (upper left)

Background imageGauge Collection: Castle Pill railway, near Milford Haven, South Wales

Castle Pill railway, near Milford Haven, South Wales
View of the Great Western Railway at Castle Pill (pill is a local name for a tidal inlet), near Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, South Wales

Background imageGauge Collection: WW2 production poster

WW2 production poster
World War Two poster issued by the British Admiralty, demonstrating full steam ahead on production, presumably of wartime equipment and munitions. A naval commander with ensign flying gives the order

Background imageGauge Collection: Narrow Gauge Railway Station, Southwold, Halesworth, Waveney, Suffolk, England

Narrow Gauge Railway Station, Southwold, Halesworth, Waveney, Suffolk, England. Date: 1929

Background imageGauge Collection: Main Street in Kurseong, Darjeeling district, India

Main Street in Kurseong, Darjeeling district, India
Main Street in Kurseong, a hill station in the Darjeeling district, India, with a narrow gauge railway track running along it. Date: circa 1910

Background imageGauge Collection: Tywyn, Dolgoch Station, Wales - The TalyIlyn Railway

Tywyn, Dolgoch Station, Wales - The TalyIlyn Railway
Tywyn (formerly Towyn), Dolgoch Station, Wales - The TalyIlyn Railway Date: circa 1910s

Background imageGauge Collection: Advert, Moncrieffs Inks, Perth, Scotland

Advert, Moncrieffs Inks, Perth, Scotland
Advert for Moncrieffs Inks, Perth, Scotland. 1905

Background imageGauge Collection: Train driver on an intercom, South Yorkshire, 1964. Artist: Michael Walters

Train driver on an intercom, South Yorkshire, 1964. Artist: Michael Walters
Train driver on an intercom, South Yorkshire, 1964. A loco driver from the Park Gate Iron and Steel Company in Rotherham on an intercom in the cab of his diesel loco

Background imageGauge Collection: Calipers

Calipers
Illustration of a Calipers

Background imageGauge Collection: New Eastbourne Tram

New Eastbourne Tram
One of the beautiful new double-decker trams, built to a gauge of only 15 inches, which run from Eastbourne along the Crumbles, Sussex, England

Background imageGauge Collection: Gwr Broad Gauge Loco

Gwr Broad Gauge Loco
Broad gauge locomotive of the Great Western Railway : if you are travelling cross-country, you must change trains at Gloucester from broad to narrow gauge

Background imageGauge Collection: Construction of a Railway Line, 1841. Digging a cutting on the Great Western Railway

Construction of a Railway Line, 1841. Digging a cutting on the Great Western Railway. Broad gauge line by Isambard Kingdom Brunel (1806-1859) appointed engineer to the GWR in 1833

Background imageGauge Collection: North Bay light Railway, Scarborough

North Bay light Railway, Scarborough, North Yorkshire Date: circa 1930s

Background imageGauge Collection: Forecasting Weather

Forecasting Weather
Forecasting the weather at the Air Ministry, Kew, London - observing a balloon to gauge windspeed levels. Date: early 1930s

Background imageGauge Collection: Hydrometers and Hygrometers C017 / 3433

Hydrometers and Hygrometers C017 / 3433
Plate from 18th century encyclopedia showing illustrations of hydrometers and hygrometers. A hydrometer is an instrument used to measure the specific gravity (or relative density)

Background imageGauge Collection: Alcohol thermometer

Alcohol thermometer reading 25 degrees Celsius. When heated the dyed liquid expands and rises up the tube. The tube is calibrated to display an accurate temperature depending on the location of

Background imageGauge Collection: The Metropolitan Underground, works in progress

The Metropolitan Underground, works in progress
The building work in progress at Kings Cross, to host part of the Mertropolitan underground railway. The first section of the underground was completed in 1863

Background imageGauge Collection: The worlds longest dinosaur tracks, Cretaceous Titanosaurus, near Sucre

The worlds longest dinosaur tracks, Cretaceous Titanosaurus, near Sucre, Bolivia, South America

Background imageGauge Collection: Rail / Break of Gauge

Rail / Break of Gauge
The break of gauge at Gloucester: the trans-shipment of goods from the broad gauge to the narrow gauge carriages

Background imageGauge Collection: Open carriages running on a broad gauge track

Open carriages running on a broad gauge track
5308304 Open carriages running on a broad gauge track.; (add.info.: Engraving depicting open carriages running on a broad gauge track. Dated 19th century. 01/01/1850); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageGauge Collection: S Crosley's model pneumatic telegraph

S Crosley's model pneumatic telegraph
5616456s Crosley's model pneumatic telegraph; (add.info.: Illustration depicting S. Crosley's model pneumatic telegraph)

Background imageGauge Collection: Masonic symbols and their meanings (litho)

Masonic symbols and their meanings (litho)
6013740 Masonic symbols and their meanings (litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Masonic symbols and their meanings)

Background imageGauge Collection: Figs I-V: various kinds of thermometer. Fig. VI: Rain gauge, 1691 (engraving)

Figs I-V: various kinds of thermometer. Fig. VI: Rain gauge, 1691 (engraving)
539246 Figs I-V: various kinds of thermometer. Fig. VI: Rain gauge, 1691 (engraving); (add.info.: From Saggi di naturali esperienze fatte nell Accademia del Cimento, 2nd edition, Florence, 1691)

Background imageGauge Collection: Manufacture of the Armstrong Gun at Woolwich Arsenal: finish-turning a 100-pounder, 1862

Manufacture of the Armstrong Gun at Woolwich Arsenal: finish-turning a 100-pounder, 1862. Creator: Unknown
Manufacture of the Armstrong Gun at Woolwich Arsenal: finish-turning a 100-pounder, 1862. The gun, being now completely built up, is carried to a lathe for the purpose of being finish-turned

Background imageGauge Collection: Narco VHT-2 Superhomer VOR Receiver / Indicator, 1950s. Creator: Narco Avionics

Narco VHT-2 Superhomer VOR Receiver / Indicator, 1950s. Creator: Narco Avionics
Receiving set with damaged knob

Background imageGauge Collection: Dolgoch - narrow gauge steam loco of the Talyllyn Railway

Dolgoch - narrow gauge steam loco of the Talyllyn Railway
Dolgoch a narrow gauge 0-4-0 well tank steam locomotive built by Fletcher, Jennings & Co in 1866, still in active service to the Talyllyn Railway. Date: 1953

Background imageGauge Collection: Narrow Gauge Railway - Calshot Express, Royal Air Force Station, Southampton, Hampshire

Narrow Gauge Railway - Calshot Express, Royal Air Force Station, Southampton, Hampshire, Britain. Date: 1931

Background imageGauge Collection: The Narrow Gauge Railway between Hailworth and Southwold

The Narrow Gauge Railway between Hailworth and Southwold, Suffolk, England - Southwold Railway Station. The line operated between 1879 and 1929 Date: circa 1912

Background imageGauge Collection: Highest Viaduct on the Kalka-Shimla Railway

Highest Viaduct on the Kalka-Shimla Railway
The Highest Viaduct on the Kalka-Shimla Railway - a narrow gauge railway in North-West India travelling along a mostly mountainous route. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageGauge Collection: Metering devices are seen in the central control room of the decommissioned Ignalina

Metering devices are seen in the central control room of the decommissioned Ignalina nuclear power station in Visaginas, Lithuania July 24, 2019. Picture taken July 24, 2019. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins

Background imageGauge Collection: A train of the Gornergratbahn rack railway with Matterhorn behind, Zermatt, Valais

A train of the Gornergratbahn rack railway with Matterhorn behind, Zermatt, Valais, Switzerland

Background imageGauge Collection: USA, Oregon, Tillamook. Old fire truck with gauges and valves with colorful pealing paint

USA, Oregon, Tillamook. Old fire truck with gauges and valves with colorful pealing paint

Background imageGauge Collection: Take The 'A' Train

Take The "A" Train
Fernando Correia da Silva

Background imageGauge Collection: Alpnach Station Pilatus Railway Switzerland Victorian period

Alpnach Station Pilatus Railway Switzerland Victorian period

Background imageGauge Collection: Southwold Railway early 1900s

Southwold Railway early 1900s

Background imageGauge Collection: Southwold Railway

Southwold Railway

Background imageGauge Collection: Beyer Peacock Railway Engine No 2 Derby

Beyer Peacock Railway Engine No 2 Derby




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"Gauge: Measuring the World's Diversity and Progress" From the iconic Scales of Justice adorning the Old Bailey Law Courts to the bustling Inns of Court, London stands as a testament to the importance in our society. As we delve into history, we encounter Box Station, an architectural marvel from 1885 that showcases how gauge revolutionized transportation. In May 1892, witness The Last Broad Gauge Locomotive at Kings Cross station, a poignant reminder of how technology continuously evolves. Meanwhile, tape recorders capture moments in time with remarkable precision – a modern-day gauge for preserving memories. Venturing beyond England's borders, we find ourselves on Rheidol Vale Railway where narrow-gauge tracks traverse breathtaking landscapes. A spectroscope developed by Bunsen and Kirchhoff in 1860 further expands our understanding by allowing us to analyze light spectra. Thrill-seekers take flight over the Mediterranean coast through paragliding—a daring pursuit that pushes personal limits while embracing life's exhilarating gauge. Swindon Station offers a glimpse into railway history during the vibrant 1880s when Brunel championed broad gauge innovation. Peering down from above at the fruit and vegetable market reveals an intricate network where suppliers meticulously assess quality using their own unique gauges. Finally, Tywyn's Dolgoch Station transports us to Wales' TalyIlyn Railway—yet another example of how different gauges connect communities across diverse terrains. Gauge serves as more than just a measurement; it symbolizes progress and diversity across various aspects of life. Whether it be justice systems or technological advancements like locomotives and tape recorders or even thrilling adventures like paragliding—the world is interconnected through its myriad gauges. Let us celebrate this rich tapestry that defines our human experience.