Class S8

Class S8

Another successful DMU in Sri Lanka. Class S8 sets were imported to Sri Lanka 12 year after the S7 was introduced. 20 sets of this kind were imported & these sets are significant in different facts. These sets consist of 5 units including a power car, 3 passenger coaches & a dummy car. These are the first sets which were fully manufactured abroad after Class S5. This was made under Japanese technology by HITACHI-Japan with the help of HYUNDAI-Korea. These DMUs have a massive acceleration power because of the MTU V12 396TC13 German prime mover.

Engine ClassS8
Built Country Japan + Korea
Builder Hitachi + Hyundai
Imported Year 1989
Power Type Diesel Hydraulic
Engine Type MTU V12 396TC13
Power Output1413hp – 1800RPM
Maximum Speed 88 km/h
Axel ArrangementB-B
LiveryOrange, Gray & White
Total Imported20 Power Sets

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