The Class M1 locomotives were built in Loughborough, UK by Brush Bagnall Traction LTD between 1952 – 1955.
Sri Lanka Railways (CGR) had 25 locomotives in their Class M1 fleet. Class M1 locomotives were introduced in 1953 ( B.D Rampala’s Era). Class M1 locomotives served Sri Lanka Railways for about 31 years. The lack of spare parts, high maintenance costs, and insufficient traction made Sri Lanka Railways to take Class M1 locomotive fleet out of the service.
Sri Lanka Railways restored Class M1 560 to display for public audience including railway enthusiasts all around the world. You can see Class M1 560 at Railway Museum, Kadugannawa Railway Station.
|Built Country||Great Britain|
|Builder||Brush Bagnall Traction|
|Engine Type||Mirlees JS12VT|
|Power Output||1,000 hp (746 kW)|
|Maximum Speed||88 Kmph|
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