Horse's ass

From: Feldman, Robert <>
Date: Wed Jul 31 15:21:00 2002

Not really. According to, one of
several railroad gauges used in England by George Stephenson, and the one
that became popular in the US (over the objection, in a way, of President
Lincoln, who proposed a 5' gauge), was based on a 5 foot spacing of cart
wheels. Subtracting 2 inches for each rail gave 4'8". Stevenson later
widened the spacing by 1/2" because (for unspecified reasons), that worked

See also A.W. Worth's reported comments in; and

-----Original Message-----
From: Sellam Ismail []
Sent: Wednesday, July 31, 2002 5:14 AM
Subject: OT: Horse's ass


So it is not myth.

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