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Class M9

The Sri Lankan Railways M9 locomotive is a mainline 6 axle Co’Co’ diesel electric locomotive built by Alstom (manufacturers code AD 32C) and imported in 2000 for the Sri Lanka Railways.
The locomotives initially had both electrical and mechanicial problems, and several were out of service for several years. In 2010 the process of returning the fleet to service began.

Engine ClassM9
Built CountryFrance
Built Year2000
Power TypeRuston 12 RK 215T engine
Engine TypeV124 stroke diesel
Power Output3,200 hp (2,400 kW)
Maximum Speed110 km/h (68 mph)
Axel ArrangementCo’Co’
Weight100.56 tons
LiveryBlue, Yellow and Silver color
Total Imported10

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