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Class M3

In 1955 the state owned Ceylon Government Railway, now the Sri Lanka Railways, manufactured Sri Lanka’s “first” diesel-electric locomotive using old spares of withdrawn Class S1 DMU power sets. This locomotive was named as “Jayanthi” and classified Class M3 – 589. The locomotive was put to service on 5 September 1956. Two years later, in 1958, the then Ceylon Government Railway manufactured another locomotive and Classified it as Class M3 590.

Engine ClassM3
Built CountrySri Lanka
Builder Sri Lanka Railways
Built Year 1956
Power Type Diesel-electric
Engine TypeWilliams & Robinson – Type-H6
Power Output180hp(130kW
Maximum Speed89 Kmph
Axel ArrangementBo-Bo
Weight47 tons
LiverySilver, blue color with a yellow stripe
Total Produced2

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