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 Posted: Sat Feb 1st, 2020 02:43 pm
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Larry G



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True, a tramway style rail operation can serve more than one industry or town.
Many examples of a narrow gauge line being built to serve the needs of a few neighboring towns can be found.

The two foot gauge lines in the state of Maine are good examples.
Here, in the Black Hills, a little loco, on a 18" gauge track, served several small mines.

I saw a two foot gauge, tramway style operation, in Laughlin, Nevada, a few years ago.
It carried guests from a distant perking area to a casino.

Small gauge lines have been used to link several resorts together on a island.
Islands are well suited for a tramway style operation, such as Dave's layout portrays. 

In the past, I have been challenged by "experts" that claim tramways are not real railroads. 

Let's see... many tramways have a locomotive that pulls or pushes a string of individual rail cars.
The cars are moved from one place to another. How is this different from a real railroad?

A tramway layout, of any size or gauge, can be fun to build and operate.

Larry G


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