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Class S12

Class S12 is a diesel multiple-unit (DMU), built for Sri Lanka Railways by China’s CSR Corporation. The first batch arrived in Sri Lanka in August 2012. They were built to replace locomotive-hauled passenger trains. Seven of the S12 DMUs were ordered to strengthen long-distance travel on the Main line from Colombo to Badulla. Four of S12s will serve the Kelani Valley Line. The remaining two designed as luxury trains.

Engine ClassS12
Built CountryChina
Builder China South Locomotive and Rolling Stock Corporation (CSR)
Imported Year2012
Power TypeDiesel Electric
Engine TypeMTU V12 4000R41
Power Output1950hp (1450kW) – 1800RPM
Maximum Speed 100 km/h – Derated to 80 km/h
Axel ArrangementBo-Bo
Weight76 T
Total Imported13 Power Sets

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