2 ft 6 in gauge railways

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Track gauge
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By size (list)
Graphic list of track gauges

Minimum
  Fifteen inch 381 mm (15 in)

Narrow
  600 mm,
Two foot
597 mm
600 mm
603 mm
610 mm
(1 ft 11 12 in)
(1 ft 11 58 in)
(1 ft 11 34 in)
(2 ft)
  750 mm,
Bosnian,
Two foot six inch,
800 mm
750 mm
760 mm
762 mm
800 mm
(2 ft 5 12 in)
(2 ft 5 1516 in)
(2 ft 6 in)
(2 ft 7 12 in)
  Swedish three foot,
900 mm,
Three foot
891 mm
900 mm
914 mm
(2 ft11 332 in)
(2 ft 11 716)
(3 ft)
  Metre 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in)
  Three foot six inch 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
  Four foot six inch 1,372 mm (4 ft 6 in)

  Standard 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)

Broad
  1520 mm,
Five foot
1,520 mm
1,524 mm
(4 ft 11 2732 in)
(5 ft)
  Five foot three inch 1,600 mm (5 ft 3 in)
  Iberian 1,668 mm (5 ft 5 2132 in)
  Five foot six inch 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
  Six foot 1,829 mm (6 ft)
  Brunel 2,140 mm (7 ft 14 in)
Change of gauge
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Conversion (list· Bogie exchange · Variable gauge
By location
North America · South America · Europe · Australia
World map, rail gauge by region

2 ft 6 in (762 mm) gauge railways are narrow gauge railways with track gauge of 2 ft 6 in (762 mm). This type of rail was promoted especially in the colonies of the British empire during the second half of the nineteenth century by Thomas Hall and Everard Calthrop.

Installations

Country/territory Railway
Afghanistan
Antigua and Barbuda
  • 80 km long sugar cane plantation network (defunct)[1]
Australia
Barbados
Brazil
Chile
China
Cyprus
Haiti
India
Iraq
Japan
Mexico
Mozambique
Myanmar
Nigeria
Pakistan
North Korea
Romania (760mm)
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Sierra Leone
South Africa
Taiwan
United Kingdom
United States

See also

References

  1. ^ Railways in Antigua & Barbuda
  2. ^ Preserved Narrow Gauge Steam in Mexico 2012, Part 2
  3. ^ St. Kitts Scenic Railway - official website
  4. ^ Railway History Group - Bulletin No. 118 July 2013 - The Sheba Railway

External links

  • World-wide 30" Gauge Railways and Railroads
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