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Diesel Multiple Units

Class S13 965-966 DEMUs Trial Run

Class S13 965-966 DEMUs went on a trial run to Beliatta today morning as reported (2019/08/19).Sri Lanka Railways received these two powersets on July 21st, 2019.Read morehttps://slrailwayforum.com/more-class-s13-powersets

Class S14

Class S14 DEMU manufactured in China by CRRC SifangClass S14 DEMU fleet is the latest S Class addition to the Sri Lanka Railways. Each powerset costs around USD 10 million. Sri Lanka Railways is planning to use these DEMUs on the upcountry railway line.Total number 9 powersets will be imported.General InformationEngine ClassS14Built CountryChinaBuilderCRRC SifangImported YearAugust 13, 2019Power…

Class S10

Class S10 is a diesel multiple unit (DMU) train, built for Sri Lanka Railways by China South Locomotive & Rolling Stock Corporation and imported in 2008. Fifteen S10 DMUs were ordered to strengthen commuter services on the main line. These DMUs are with advanced technical features and S10s do considerable service in SLR schedule.Engine ClassS10Built CountryChina Builder…

Class S13

Sri Lanka Railways Ordered 8 DEMUs from ICF in 2017.The first set of the order was imported in December 2018. One DEMU contains 2 driving cars, 2 driving tailors, 2 Air-conditioned coaches, 2 business class coaches, and 5 Economic class coaches. The rest of the order will arrive in 2019General InformationEngine ClassS13Built CountryIndiaBuilderIntegral Coach Factory (ICF)Imported…

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…

Class S11

Class S11 DMUs arrive Sri Lanka under Indian credit project. These DMUs were imported in two phases. The first First batch was Red, White & Blue in colour while the second batch was fully red. All these DMUs are now painted in red colour at Hydraulic Locomotive Shed (HLS) Dematagoda.Engine ClassS11Built CountryIndiaBuilder Integral Coach Factory, Chennai – India Imported Year2011Power TypeDiesel Electric…

Class S9

S9 DMU was introduced to Sri Lanka in 2000. This was built by China South Locomotive & Rolling Stock Corporation and this was the first Diesel-Electric multiple unit to run in Sri LankaEngine ClassS9Built CountryChina Builder Hitachi + Hyundai Imported Year2000 Power TypeDiesel Electric Engine Type MTU V12 396TC14 Power Output1580hp – 1800RPM Maximum Speed100 km/hAxel ArrangementBo-Bo Weight73…

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…

Class S7

Class S7 DMUs’ came to Sri Lanka after few years S6 DMUs’ were imported. DMU’s were very popular among people due to the efficient service rendered by them. DMUs’ were mainly used for sub-urban & office trains because of the ease to control & less expenses. These reasons motivated SLR officials to import new DMUs’. These sets were similar to S6 sets in almost every feature.Engine ClassS7Built…

Class S6

Was in service until late 2013.Engine ClassS6Built CountryJapanBuilder Hitachi Imported Year 1975Power Type Diesel Hydraulic Engine TypePAXMAN V12 YJXL - OLDPAXMAN VEGA - NEWPower Output 1265 hp Maximum Speed 88 km/hAxel ArrangementB-B Weight51 TLivery Red > Green > Orange > BlueTotal Imported10 Power Sets 733-742Update in-progress

Class S5

The Sri Lanka Railways Class S5 is a diesel multiple unit (DMU) built by Hitachi and introduced to Sri Lanka between 1969 and 1970, only two of which were imported. The class was built with modern interior facilities aiming towards the special train tours market. Still in service.Engine ClassS5Built CountryJapanBuilder Hitachi Imported Year 1969Power Type Diesel Hydraulic Engine Type FED/Paxman 8Y JXL - V71…

Class S4

Power cars were imported under USAID. Served in all railway lines. Compartments were built in Sri Lanka. Appearance and the specificationa are similar to Class S3. All scrapped.Engine ClassS4Built Country Germany Builder MAN Diesel CompanyImported Year 1962 Power Type Diesel Hydraulic Engine Type MAN – L12 V21Power Output1000 hp Maximum Speed80 km/h Axel ArrangementB-B Weight 47 TLivery Dark RedTotal Imported5…

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.…

Class S2

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 ClassS2Built CountrySwitzerland Builder Schindler Imported Year1956 Power Type Diesel Hydraulic Engine TypeMaybach MB 435 Power Output 790-800hp Maximum Speed 96 km/h Axel…

Class S1

These units arrived Ceylon, Now Sri Lanka in 1938. Three units were given the names Silver Foam (501), Silver Spray (502) and Silver Mist (503). Their inaugural run from Colombo Fort Station to Galle took place on 25 February 1938. These train-sets were used only on the Coastal Line (Sri Lanka). These train-sets served CGR for about 19 years and then all train-sets were scrapped in 1955.In 1955, two diesel…

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