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 […]
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.
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 […]
President Mahinda Rajapaksha is going to open up the Jaffna – Kankesanthurai section on 2nd of January through inaugurating the northern bound “Yal Devi” train to Kankesanthurai.
The new Kadugannawa Railway Museum was declared open by Minister Kumara Welgama on the 27th of December 2014 for the 150th Anniversary of Sri Lanka Railway. A memorial ticket was issued free of charge & a memorial stamp, a book & a Video disk also was issued
Sachindra Umesh reporting about the haputale landslide which took place today(25). Night Mail (up) with Class M6 796 (pilot loco) & Class M6 783 (train loco) caught up on landslide near tunnel 38, Haputale, early morning today. M6 796 seems to have plowed through the landslide. Army personal doing a commendable effort to clear the […]
A special train ran from Colombo Fort to Jaffna for the Class M2 Diamond Jubilee yesterday(19) at 12.30. This train was hauled by the first locomotive of Class M2 batch numbered 569 which is also known as “Ontario”. Locomotive left the Running Shed, Dematagoda after the religious doings & decorations. “Ontario” was decorated & repainted […]
Nothern line train services disrupted due to a section of railway between Thalawa & Thambuththegama is under water. This had happen due to the high rainfall took place at night yesterday. Due to this incident all trains of the nothern line will be running late including the special train of Class M2 Locomotive.