Published 24 February 2019
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Imported to Sri Lanka in 1956. First imported Diesel Multiple Unit (DMU) had the capability of connecting up to four (4) sets together. Only the power car imported from Switzerland and the rest was manufactured in Sri Lanka.
Engine Class S2 Built Country Switzerland Builder Schindler Imported Year 1956 Power Type Diesel Hydraulic Engine Type Maybach MB 435 Power Output 790-800hp Maximum Speed 96 km/h Axel Arrangement B-B Weight 55 T Livery Dark Red Total Imported 15 Power Sets 574-588
Class S2 B-B diesel-hydraulic power car number 582, built by Schindler Werk Gesellschaft in 1956, stands on the left at Colombo Maradana on a service to Alutgama on 29/1/1974 (From Hiran Chanaka)
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