How Military Specs Live Forever

Robert Strand

The USA standard railroad gauge, the distance between the rails, is 4 feet, 8.5 inches which is a very odd number. WHY was this gauge used? Because that's the way they built them in England and the United States railroads were built by English expatriates.

railroadstationandtracksWHY did the English build them like that? Because their first rail lines were built by the same people who built the pre-rail tram-ways and that's the gauge they used.

WHY did "they" use that gauge? Because the people who built the tram-ways used the same jigs and tools they used for building wagons which used this wheel spacing.

OKAY! Why did the wagons use this odd wheel spacing? Well...if they tried to use any other spacing the wagons would break on some of the old, long distance roads because that was the spacing of old wheel ruts.

SO...WHO built those old rutted roads? They were built in Europe by Imperial Rome for the benefits of their legions. The roads have been used ever since. And the ruts? These ruts were first made by Roman war chariots. Since the chariots were made for or by Imperial Rome, they were all alike in this matter of wheel spacing.

THUSLY...we have the answer! The United States railroad gauge of 4 feet, 8.5 inches comes from the original military specs of an Imperial Roman army war chariot. Military specs and bureaucracies of any kind live forever!

SO...the next time you are handed a specification, a bylaw, a custom, or a tradition and wonder where it came from. You're right, because the Imperial Roman chariots were made to be just wide enough to accommodate the back ends of two war horses!

You nullify the Word of God for the sake of your tradition. You hypocrites! Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you: "These people honor Me with their lips, but their hearts are far from Me..." (Matthew 15:7-8).