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Class M4

The Sri Lanka Railways M4 is a class of diesel-electric locomotive manufactured in Canada by Montreal Locomotive Works. Fourteen of the manufacturers’ model MX-620 were imported in 1975.
This was the longest locomotive in the Sri Lanka Railways previously. All units are still operational. On regular operation they are not used beyond Polgahawela on the main line, and are not used on the hill country section. They used to travel on the full main line regularly until the previous decade.
They are painted in a livery of dark blue, light blue, silver with yellow striping; although No. 752 Point Pedro was painted in a special ICE (Intercity Express) livery.

Engine ClassM4
Built CountryCanada
Builder Montreal Locomotive Works
Imported Year 1975
Power Type Diesel-electric
Engine TypeALCO Bombardier 251-C3  4-Strock 12 Cylinders
Power Output 1,750 hp (1,300 kW)
Maximum Speed65 Km/h
Axel ArrangementCo-Co
Weight93 tons
LiverySilver, blue color with a yellow stripe
Total Produced14

Class M4 Cab Ride

Class M4 on a Railway Turntable

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