2 ft 6 in gauge railways

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.


Country/territory Railway
Antigua and Barbuda
  • 80 km long sugar cane plantation network (defunct)[1]
North Korea
  • Zacatlán Railroad[2] (defunct)
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Sierra Leone
South Africa
United Kingdom
United States

See also


  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

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Alford and Sutton Tramway

The Alford and Sutton Tramway was a steam 2 ft 6 in (762 mm) narrow gauge street tramway between the seaside town of Sutton-on-Sea and the nearby Great Northern Railway line at Alford in Lincolnshire. It ran between 1884 and 1889.There were initially plans to extend the tramway to Chapel St Leonards and Skegness, but the construction of the standard gauge Willoughby and Sutton Railway in 1888 drew traffic from the tramway.On 7 December 1889 the Lincoln Gazette reported: "The Alford & Sutton Tramway have ceased to run their cars, ostensibly for the winter months, but really for an indefinite period....".

Barsi Light Railway

Barsi Light Railway (BLR) was a 202-mile (325 km) long, 2 ft 6 in (762 mm) narrow-gauge railway between Miraj and Latur in the state of Maharashtra in India. It was the brainchild of British engineer Everard Calthrop, and regarded as having revolutionised narrow-gauge railway construction in India.

Bengal Provincial Railway

Bengal Provincial Railway was a 2 ft 6 in (762 mm) narrow-gauge railway from Tarakeswar to Magra, in Indian state of West Bengal.

Carstairs House Tramway

The Carstairs House Tramway operated between Carstairs railway station and Carstairs House between 1888 and 1895.

Cherra Companyganj State Railways

Cherra Companyganj State Railways (CCSR) was a narrow gauge mountain railway that existed in British India.

Cooch Behar State Railway

Cooch Behar State Railway (CBSR) was a 2 ft 6 in (762 mm) narrow gauge railway from Jayanti to Lalmonirhat in the Indian state of West Bengal.

Crickheath Tramway

The Crickheath Tramway was a 1.5-mile-long, 2 ft 6 in (762 mm) narrow gauge industrial railway connecting the Porth-y-waen lime quarries near Llanymynech to the Crickheath Wharf (near Pant, Shropshire) on the Ellesmere Canal's Llanymynech branch. It opened in the 1820s and closed in 1913.

Cutch State Railway

Cutch State Railway (CSR) was an isolated 2 ft 6 in (762 mm) narrow gauge railway in Cutch State in British India.

Gaekwar's Baroda State Railway

Gaekwar's Baroda State Railway (GBSR) was a narrow gauge railway line owned by the Princely State of Baroda, which was ruled by the Gaekwar dynasty.

Hagdale Chromate Railway

The Hagdale Chromate Railway was a 2 ft 6 in (762 mm) narrow-gauge railway on the Isle of Unst, in the Shetland Islands.

Built in 1907, it connected the chromite quarries at Hagdale with a pier at Baltasound. None of the Shetlands' few narrow-gauge railways were preserved.

Kangra Valley Railway

The Kangra Valley Railway lies in the sub-Himalayan region of Kangra Valley and covers a distance of 164 km (101.9 mi) from Pathankot, Punjab to Jogindernagar in Himachal Pradesh, India. The Kangra valley railway comes under the Firozpur division of Northern Railway.

The highest point on this line is at Ahju station at an elevation of 1,290 meters (4,230 ft).

Khulna–Bagerhat Railway

The Khulna–Bagerhat Railway was a 2 ft 6 in (762 mm) narrow gauge railway in Bangladesh. It was constructed in 1918, and was dismantled in the 1980s. 20-mile (32 km) long, in 1958 it had five 2-4-0t steam locomotives, 13 coaches, and 8 freight cars.

Kururi Line

The Kururi Line (久留里線, Kururi-sen) is a railway line in Chiba Prefecture, Japan, operated by the East Japan Railway Company (JR East). It connects Kisarazu Station in Kisarazu to Kazusa-Kameyama Station in Kimitsu. The railway route extends through three cities, Kimitsu, Kisarazu, and Sodegaura. It has no double-track section, and trains can pass at only two stations, Yokota Station and Kururi Station.

Mayurbhanj State Railway

Mayurbhanj State Railway (MSR) was a 2 ft 6 in (762 mm) narrow gauge railway owned by Mayurbhanj State in British India.

Pwllheli Corporation Tramways

Pwllheli Corporation Tramways operated a short horse-drawn tramway service in Pwllheli between 1899 and 1919.

Ryūgasaki Line

The Ryūgasaki Line (竜ヶ崎線, Ryūgasaki-sen) is a railway line operated by the Kantō Railway in Ibaraki Prefecture in Japan. It is a non-electrified line which connects Sanuki, on the Jōban Line, to Ryūgasaki, with one intermediate station at Ireji.

Satpura Railway

Satpura Railway was a 2 ft 6 in (762 mm) narrow-gauge railway in states of Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra in central India.

Uchiko Line

The Uchiko Line (内子線, Uchiko-sen) is the name of a short section of railway line that was originally a branch line before a section of it was upgraded and became part of the Yosan Line. It connects Uchiko in Uchiko, Kita District to Niiya in Ōzu, entirely in Ehime Prefecture on the island of Shikoku, Japan, and operated by the Shikoku Railway Company (JR Shikoku). The line is operationally part of the Yosan Line, and retains it separate name due to the Japanese naming convention which requires a formal change of name, which has not occurred in this case.

Whitfield railway line

The Whitfield railway line was a 2 ft 6 in (762 mm) narrow gauge railway located in north-eastern Victoria, Australia, branching from the main North East railway at Wangaratta to the terminus of Whitfield.

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