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Class M5

The Sri Lanka Railways Class M5 is a type of diesel-electric locomotive. The class was ordered to strengthen the diesel locomotive fleet of Sri Lanka Railways.
The Class M5 became a familiar sight on Main Line of SLR. They performed on Sri Lanka‘s railroad for few years.

Engine ClassM5
Built CountryJapan
Builder Hitachi
Imported Year 1979
Power Type Original: MTU-Ikegai 12V652TD11
M5A: MTU 396TC13
M5B: Paxman Valenta RP200L
M5C: Caterpillar 3516 DITA [1]
Engine Type V12 Diesel engines
Power OutputOriginal: 1,640 hp (1,220 kW),
M5A: 1,150 hp (860 kW),
M5B: 1,150 hp (860 kW),
M5C: (1600hp)[1]
Maximum Speed97 Km/h
Axel ArrangementBo-Bo
Weight60-70 tons
LiveryOriginal: Red color with a green stripe
Current: Red color with a yellow stripe
Total Produced16

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