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Class M6

Sri Lanka Railways M6 is a class of 16 Diesel-electric locomotives imported to Sri Lanka in 1979. Manufactured by Thyssen-Henschel in Kassel, West Germany, under licence from Electro-Motive Division of the United States. As an EMD G22M, it has a V12 EMD 645 engine rated at 1,650 hp (1,230 kW). Most are still in service. Very successful in upcountry line, since it has Flexicoil truck (bogies) and dynamic brakes.

Engine ClassM6
Built CountryGermany
BuilderThyssen-Henschel under licence from Electro-Motive Division
Imported Year 1979
Power Type EMD 645E
Engine Type V12 Two-stroke diesel
Power Output 1,650 hp (1,230 kW)
Maximum Speed 90 km/h (56 mph)
Axel Arrangement A1A-A1A
Weight60-70 tons
LiveryGeneral: Green and Red color
Intercity Express: Orange and Red color
Total Produced16

Class M6 Locomotive Coupling at Pattipola

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