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When railways have lines whose rails employ two or more different guages the '''break of gauge''' is the location where two lines meet.<ref name=DotAustralia/>
When railways have lines whose rails employ two or more different guages the '''break of gauge''' is the location where two lines meet.<ref name=DotAustralia>
 
While some railways cope with a change in gauge by unloading the cargo from the cars of one train, and reloading it one the cars of another train, of the other gauge, there are some more automated solutions.
Some systems have a facility to rapidly substitute cars' [[bogies]] with alternate bogies of the alternate gauge.
 
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While some railways cope with a change in gauge by unloading the cargo from the cars of one train, and reloading it one the cars of another train, of the other gauge, there are some more automated solutions.
Some systems have a facility to rapidly substitute cars' [[bogies]] with alternate bogies of the alternate gauge.
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When railways have lines whose rails employ two or more different guages the break of gauge is the location where two lines meet.[1]

While some railways cope with a change in gauge by unloading the cargo from the cars of one train, and reloading it one the cars of another train, of the other gauge, there are some more automated solutions. Some systems have a facility to rapidly substitute cars' bogies with alternate bogies of the alternate gauge.

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