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Holten: Trains, trains and automobiles

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Do you know how wide train tracks are? They are 4 feet, 8½ inches. Do you know why? Because when trains were invented that was the distance between wheels on a wagon. And the people who built tramways back then used the same jigs and tools that they used to build wagons, thus the distance.

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