In 1955 the
state ownedCeylon 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Railway, now the Sri Lanka Railways, manufactured Sri Lanka’s “first” diesel-electric locomotive using old spares of withdrawn Class S1 DMU power sets.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.
|Built Country||Sri Lanka|
|Builder||Sri Lanka Railways|
|Engine Type||Williams & Robinson – Type-H6|
|Maximum Speed||89 Kmph|
|Livery||Silver, blue color with a yellow stripe|