The seminar program about Sri Lanka Railways organized by Yakada Yaka – Sri Lanka Railways facebook group in association with the Railway Operational and Transportation Management Institute (ROTMI) on 1st November 2015 from 9am to 3pm at ROTMI premises. (Near technical junction) This program will cover following areas about SLR Railway signals and controlling Steam […]
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This Documentary is Produced Relating to the History and Service of Sri Lanka Railways on Marking its 150th Anniversary. Script: Namal Jayasinghe Director: Tharindu Jayamuthuge Cameramen: Pradeep Kumara, Chanaka Udayanga Editing: Shashimal Kularathne, Anil Perera Narration: Prasanna Chandana Bandara Marketing Exexutive: Sanath Kumara Co-ordination: Wijaya Samarasinghe Adviser: Vinod Wickramaratne Production: Selacine ශ්රී ලංකා දුම්රිය දෙපාර්තමේන්තුවට […]
The newly repowered Class W2a 715 Diesel Hydraulic locomotive rolled out from Ratmalana railway workshops on 6th August 2015. This locomotive is completely different from the W2 class. Class W locomotives had a Paxman Ventura V16 diesel engine (prime mover) while the W2a has been fitted with a Paxman Valenta V12 engine. Other than that […]
Sri Lanka Railway Department (SLR) has ordered 18 more Diesel Multiple Units (DMU) from Class S11 from India. The main reason for this is to haul long distance trains on Nothern and Thalaimannar lines.
Steam locomotives in the Ceylon Government Railways deployed mainly 2 types of valve gears, namely Stephenson Valve Gear, in the earlier locomotives and Walschaert’s Valve Gear in the later classes of locomotives
Class M10 915 Locomotive at the turntable at Dematagoda
The Air Conditioned Restaurant Car (ARC 16421) of Jaffna bound intercity express has caught fire between Gampaha & Veyangoda today (18).
Kankesathurai Railway line was opened by the transport minister on 2nd January 2015. A Yal Devi exhibit train went from Jaffna to Kankesanthurai which is also known as KKS yesterday after 25 years. Transport Minister Kumara Welgama inaugurated the train service yesterday morning hours with the presence of Ministers Susil Premajayanth, Reginald Cooray, Douglas Devananda […]