Talk:Track gauge conversion

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This section ignores that for military reasons different gauges sometimes are considered a benefit, since they hinder hostile army transportation! Rbakels (talk) 19:24, 15 August 2013 (UTC)

Rolling stock[edit]

This was Chris.Bristol (talk) 00:18, 27 January 2014 (UTC) rather misleading because passenger trains (I've no idea how goods trains do it) don't swap bogies between France and Spain, they use variable gauge axles. They don't change at a station they change at a special facility. At least some goods trains just move the containers onto different rolling stock http://www.stobartgroup.co.uk/services/transport-and-distribution/stobart-rail/ Chris.Bristol (talk) 00:04, 22 January 2014 (UTC) Changing the example to China (standard gauge) and Russia (1520mm 4 ft 11 27⁄32) would be fine.Chris.Bristol (talk) 23:51, 21 January 2014 (UTC) The [[ Wikipedia page under the section "Spain" is also misleading. Chris.Bristol (talk) 00:18, 27 January 2014 (UTC)

No, they are not not misleading. In the days before variable gauge bogie exchange was the option and still is for goods wagons. Peter Horn User talk 00:59, 20 August 2017 (UTC)