2 ft 6 in gauge railways

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The Barbados Railway.
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The Chinese Shibanxi Railway.
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Alishan Forest Railway geared Shay locomotive in Taiwan.

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.

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Several Bosnian-gauge railways with 760 mm (2 ft 5+1516 in) are found in south-eastern Europe. 760 mm is well within tolerances of 762 mm.

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Cyprus
Haiti
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Japan
North Korea
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Saint Kitts and Nevis
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