2 ft 6 in gauge railways

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Minimum
  Fifteen inch 381 mm (15 in)

Narrow
  Two foot and
600 mm
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,
Cape, CAP, Kyōki
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
  Russian,
Five foot
1,520 mm
1,524 mm
(4 ft 11 2732 in)
(5 ft)
  Irish 1,600 mm 5 ft 3 in)
  Iberian 1,668 mm (5 ft 5 2132 in)
  Indian 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
  Brunel 2,140 mm (7 ft 14 in)
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The 2 ft 6 in (762 mm) rail gauge is similar to 760 mm (2 ft 5 1516 in) Bosnian gauge gauge and 750 mm (2 ft 5 12 in) gauge. This gauge was promoted by Thomas Hall and Everard Calthrop to reduce costs.

Installations[edit]

Country/territory Railway
Afghanistan
Antigua and Barbuda
  • 80 km long sugar cane plantation network (defunct)[1]
Australia
Bangladesh
Barbados
Brazil
Chile
China
Cyprus
Haiti
India
Iraq
Japan
Mexico
Mozambique
Myanmar
Nepal
  • Nepal Railways (crosses into India) (5 ft 6 in (1,676 mm) lines also present) (5 ft 6 in (1,676 mm) lines converted from 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in) metre gauge) (operating)
Nigeria
North Korea
Pakistan
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Sierra Leone
South Africa
Sri Lanka
  • Kelani Valley Line (5 ft 6 in (1,676 mm) lines and dual gauge lines with 5 ft 6 in (1,676 mm) track also present) (operating)
Taiwan
United Kingdom
United States

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