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Class S3

Imported the power car only. Four passenger compartments including the power car and the dummy. Withdrawn from the service since 2000. But S3 617 reported to be in in service even in 2006. Colour scheme changed from red to yellow/green and brown/green. First and only DMU entered service beyond Rambukkana up to Nanu Oya daily as a double set. First introduced with Podi Menike train. It served all broad gauge lines.

Engine ClassS3
Built Country Germany
BuilderMAN Diesel Company
Imported Year 1959
Power Type Diesel Hydraulic
Engine Type MAN – L12 V18
Power Output880 hp
Maximum Speed80 km/h
Axel ArrangementB-B
Weight 55 T
Livery Dark Red and then Green, Yellow
Total Imported25 Power Sets
596-520
Class S3 diesel hydraulic power car number 613 from Colombo near Bambalapitiya on 2 Feb 1974 (From Hiran Chanaka)

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