Great Debates The Battle of the Gauges The railway revolutionised Victorian Britain, but were its trains on the right track? It was difficult to gauge. Patricia Fara | Published in History Today Volume 72 Issue 3 March 2022 Cartoon by Angus Reach, 1845 © Lordprice Collection/Alamy. To continue reading this article you will need to purchase access to the online archive. Buy Online Access Buy Print & Archive Subscription If you have already purchased access, or are a print & archive subscriber, please ensure you are logged in. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any problems.