Three foot six inch gauge railways in the United States

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  Fifteen inch 381 mm(15 in)

  • 600 mm
  • 610 mm
  • 686 mm
  • (1 ft 11+58 in)
  • (2 ft)
  • (2 ft 3 in)
  • 750 mm
  • 760 mm
  • 762 mm
  • (2 ft 5+12 in)
  • (2 ft 5+1516 in)
  • (2 ft 6 in)
  • 891 mm
  • 900 mm
  • 914 mm
  • 950 mm
  • (2 ft 11+332 in)
  • (2 ft 11+716 in)
  • (3 ft)
  • (3 ft1+1332 in)
  Metre 1,000 mm(3 ft 3+38 in)
  Three foot six inch 1,067 mm(3 ft 6 in)
  Four foot 1,219 mm(4 ft 0 in)
  Four foot six inch 1,372 mm(4 ft 6 in)
  1432 mm 1,432 mm(4 ft 8+38 in)

  Standard 1,435 mm(4 ft 8+12 in)

  • 1,445 mm
  • 1,450 mm
  • (4 ft 8+78 in)
  • (4 ft 9+332 in)
  Leipzig gauge 1,458 mm(4 ft 9+1332 in)
  Toronto gauge 1,495 mm(4 ft 10+78 in)
  • 1,520 mm
  • 1,524 mm
  • (4 ft 11+2732 in)
  • (5 ft)
  • 1,581 mm
  • 1,588 mm
  • 1,600 mm
  • (5 ft 2+14 in)
  • (5 ft 2+12 in)
  • (5 ft 3 in)
  Baltimore gauge 1,638 mm(5 ft 4+12 in)
  • 1,668 mm
  • 1,676 mm
  • (5 ft 5+2132 in)
  • (5 ft 6 in)
  Six foot 1,829 mm(6 ft)
  Brunel 2,140 mm(7 ft 14 in)
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A list of 3 ft 6 in (1,067 mm) gauge railways in the United States. Apart from historical railways, it is commonly used in underground coal mines. [1] [2] Also, in the past, this gauge had been a popular choice for urban mass transit systems (see table below).



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