What it's all about
||British, English Electric, 6 cylinder Williams powered,
electric transmission, red livery, imported 1947, coupled in twin units.
Almost the same as S1 without the center coaches
||Local conversion, Rolls-Royce under floor engine, hydro-mechanical
transmission, converted from R Class steam railcars in the 1950's
||Inspection cars were provided by D. Wickhams, the first
lot of the 1940s/50s had Ford petrol engines (later replaced with Perkins
diesels) and the subsequent batch (c 1980) Perkins powered and numbered
with the locomotive roster
|Converted Motor Bus
||A team led by P.P.Wijesekera, Deputy Chief Mechanical Engineer of the
Ratmalana Railway Workshop has converted two Dimo-Tata Benz motor buses
(132 hp each) to run on rails. They are permanently coupled back to back.
||British, Hunslet, Rolls-Royce V8 powered, hydraulic transmission, black
livery, imported 1969
||Locally assembled, Paxman V12 powered hydraulic transmission, blue
and red livery, assembled c.1972
||British, Armstrong-Whitworth, Saurer 6 cylinder powered,
electric transmission, black livery, imported 1934. No 500 was the only
loco of this type imported, and is now looked after in proper working order
by the apprentices of the Ratmalana Workshop
||British, North British, Paxman V8 powered, electric transmission,
black livery, imported 1948
||Locally built, Indian 132 HP motor bus engine, Tata/Ashok. Hauls
one coach in low traffic areas.
||Each of our three Cement Factories have a 0-4-0 Deutz Loco (Deutz V16
powered, green livery). Putlam Cement Co. loco re-liveried green and red.
|Diesel Locomotive Works of Varanasi India has supplied one diesel electric locomotive
to the Puttalam Cement Works. It is
a smaller version of the M8. This came along with some M8s in October 1997.
Green and red livery.
||The Port Commission has some 4 wheel Andrew-Barclay locos
and a rod coupled double bogie Andrew-Barclay 8 wheeler.
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