Definitions for "Loading Gauge"
Keywords:  gauge, contour, railway, lineside, rail
Maximum dimensions to which a vehicle can be built or loaded without risk of striking a lineside structure
The loading-gauge is a specification of the maximum widths and heights to which all railway vehicles traversing a given route must comply.
A device, often seen at the exit to a goods yard, which consists of a curved bar which overhangs the track. The height of the bar above the rails represents a portion of the loading-gauge so that loaded wagons may be easily checked to ensure they are within the loading gauge.
Keywords:  scale, track, near, frame, metal
a metal frame often located near the track scale