M4 748 on Passenger train at Dehiwala in 20.04.2019 #SriLanka #LKA

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M4 748 on Passenger train at Dehiwala in 20.04.2019

SLR Class – M4
Manufactures Model – MX 620
Builder – Montreal Locomotive Works (M.L.W.) in Canada
Power Plant – ALCO – 12V 251 C3
Introduction year – 1975
No of Locos – 14
Loco Nos – 743-756
Mode of Power transmission – Diesel Electric
Power – 1700 hp
Weight – 98 ton
Rpm – 1050
Length – 58’
Wheel arrangement – Co – Co
Brake system – Vacuum and Air
Max speed – 104 Km/h
Gauge – 1676 mm
Purpose – Long distance passenger and freight trains.
All Locos are presently on service.

753,754,755 and 756 imported with dynamic brake.
Air brake system were fitted by C.M.E. in 2008 for hauling Chines coaches.
750 Damaged bomb Blast at Vavuniya in 16.04.2000.
Back in service after repair.
752 re painted yellow and red for K.K.S Intercity again re painted original blue and silver.
745 used for Matara to Belatta new rail track opening in 08.04.2019

M4s were named,
743 : Madu
744 : Sigiri
745 : Ruwanweli
746 : Namunukula
747 : Kelani
748 : Walawe
749 : Dunhida
750 : Isurumuni
751 : Diyaluma
752 : Point-Pedro
753 : Samanala
754 : Menik
755 : Mahaweli
756 : Luxapana

Information as at 24.04.2019

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