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What railway track gauges are used in India now?
Aug 30 2012 (11:36PM)
Blog Post# 516554-0
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IN the wikipage for Indian railways its mentioned that thre are 4 types of guage in India. I quote "Indian railways uses four gauges, the 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) broad gauge which is wider than the 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) standard gauge; the 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 3⁄8 in) metre gauge; and two narrow gauges, 762 mm (2 ft 6 in) and 610 mm (2 ft) ."
Can some one tell me where the standard guage is used?
What gauges are used in India?
Broad Gauge - 5'6" (1676mm)
This is now found all over the country, and all major passenger and freight routes are now broad gauge. This is the widest gauge in regular use anywhere in the world. (In the past, though, an 8' gauge was used in Oregon, USA, and a 7'¼" gauge was used for the Great Western Railway in the UK.) Outside India, the 5'6" gauge is found in Pakistan, a spur from Pakistan into Iran, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Argentina, Chile, and the BART rapid transit...