One of several words for a shipboard passageway. Also, an opening for gaining access to or from a ship, or a shouted command meaning that someone is coming through. Gang is an Anglo-Saxon word meaning "path," while way is from weg, "Way." Grog: Admiral Vernon (1684-1757) wore his cloak of grogram (silk and wool mix) so habitually that his men nicknamed him “Old Grog”. When the Admiral suggested to the British government that they could save money by diluting the Navy rum ration with 50% water, and the law passed to that effect, sailors took to calling the rum ration “Grog”.
of flat board construction with wooden strips across it to prevent people slipping when walking up or down it. It is usually rigged at right angles to the side of the ship from the main or boat deck. It is fitted with portable stanchions and rope "rails".
Flexible connection between vehicles to enable train crew and passengers to pass from one carriage or NPCS to the next whilst the train is in motion. Gangways were not intended to permit passengers to promenade the train and the gangway doors were normally kept locked except to allow them access to the dining car. Gangways were normally central in the end of the vehicle though TPOs and certain vehicles intended to run with them had Lansdowne pattern side gangways which increased the available working or stowage space. Central gangways were of the "British Standard" type which enabled carriages of different companies to run togther.